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With Halladay’s help, the Utley, and outfielders Jayson Phillies won a fourth consecutive Werth and Raul Ibanez became the 12th group of four team- Hometown Hero mates to each hit 30 home runs LLife ife f came full f circle for f Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer Moy r in 2008. Moyer M yerr grew up outside Philadelphia as a fan of the team, and he skipped school the day d the 1980 Phillies rode down Broad Street in a parade to celebrate their World Series win. Twenty-eight years later, Moyer Moy r was back on Broad Street as a member of the Phillies'' second World Seriess championship team.

Philadelphia break Stan Musial’s NL record Pete Rose swings in the early 1980s. Rose, who would later become baseball’s all-time hits leader, played for Philadelphia from 1979 to 1983. WHEEZE KIDS AND THROWBACKS 29 All About Fun In 1978, the Phillies debuted a new mascot, the Phillie Phanatic. The la g , green large, reen creature became an a instant hit with the fans and still remains the team's mascot. His zany antics have included riding out on the field in a three-wheeled scooter, dancing with the grounds crew after they the raked the infield, and imitating the batting stances of players on the opposing team.

Even had it been played, the Phillies probably would not have been in it. They finished 54–61 and never had a winning record for the rest of the decade. But they began 2001 with season well and maintained a new manager and a new out- first place in the NL East until look. Larry Bowa brought the midsummer. Then, the Atlanta same fiery style that had made Braves caught up with them. him a key player on the 1980 In the end, the Braves held World Series team. Just like off the Phillies by two games.

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