Top Phillies Moments of the 2000’s

I’ve racked my brain, trying to find the most memorable Phillies moments of the past decade. Unsurprisingly, most of them come from the post-season era of the past three years. Overall, I’ve come up with 57 memories, and I won’t even bother trying to put them in any kind of a list — that will be up to you. In the comments below, make a list of your own, however long or short you’d like. Inevitably, there will be some events I have forgotten — please make us all aware of any other Phillies memories you have from the 2000’s.

Without further ado…

2009 World Series (2)

  • Cliff Lee nonchalant catch (Video)
  • Lee pitches complete game shut-out in Game 1 (Video)

2008 World Series (6)

  • Joe Blanton solo home run in Game 4 (Video)
  • Chase Utley heads-up throw to home to nail Jason Bartlett at home during Game 5 of the World Series (Video)
  • Pat Burrell’s last hurrah as a Phillie, a lead-off double (Video)
  • Pedro Feliz drives in pinch-runner Eric Bruntlett with the game-winning single (Video)
  • Brad Lidge slider that struck out Eric Hinske to clinch 2008 World Series (Video)
  • Utley “WFC’s!” exclamation during World Series celebratory speech at Citizens Bank Park (Video)

2009 NLCS (2)

  • Pedro Martinez dominates Dodgers in Game 2 (Video)
  • Jimmy Rollins walk-off against Broxton during Game 4 (Video)

2008 NLCS (3)

  • Brett Myers Ruthian at-bats against Chad Billingsley (Video)
  • Matt Stairs two-run, go-ahead home run against Jonathan Broxton during Game 5 (Video)
  • Shane Victorino game-tying two-run home run against Cory Wade (Video)

2009 NLDS (1)

  • Ryan Howard hits clutch game-tying two-run double in ninth inning of Game 4 (Video)

2008 NLDS (3)

  • Cole Hamels tosses eight shut-out innings in Game 1 (Video)
  • Brett Myers professional at-bats against C.C. Sabathia in Game 2 (Video)
  • Shane Victorino grand slam off of Sabathia (Video)

Regular Season

2003 (4)

  • Chase Utley hits grand slam in MLB debut (Link)
  • Kevin Millwood tosses no-hitter (Link)
  • Mike Lieberthal makes open-field tackle on Adam Dunn to protect Carlos Silva during sixth inning of rout (Link)
  • Veterans Stadium closes (Link)

2004 (6)

  • Veterans Stadium is imploded (Video)
  • Citizens Bank Park opens (Link)
  • Jason Michaels bobbles fly ball in Atlanta, becomes home run (Link)
  • Doug Glanville misplays fly ball, ruins Eric Milton’s no-hit bid (Link)
  • Randy Wolf hits two home run game against the Colorado Rockies (Link)
  • Jim Thome reaches milestone with 400th career home run (Video)

2005 (5)

  • Brett Myers takes line drive to his head, stays in and nearly outduels Mark Prior in pitcher’s duel (Video)
  • Jose Offerman hit in head during pick-off attempt, helps Phillies rally (Link)
  • Bobby Abreu wins 2005 Home Run Derby in Detroit, demolishes records (Video)
  • Down 2-0, Phillies score 10 runs in the ninth inning against the Marlins (Video)
  • Phillies score 5 runs on two home runs (game winner by David Bell) in the ninth to beat the Reds 11-10 (Link)

2006 (6)

  • Sal Fasano buys Sal’s Pals pizza (Link)
  • Aaron Rowand goes face-first into fence to make the catch (Link)
  • Ryan Howard wins 2006 Home Run Derby in Pittsburgh (Video)
  • Howard hits 49th home run of season, passing Mike Schmidt (Video)
  • Utley enjoys 35-game hitting streak (Video – 34th game); Rollins 38-game hitting streak (Video)
  • Howard hits mammoth blasts off of Mike Mussina (Video) and Sergio Mitre (Video)

2007 (9)

  • Rod Barajas doesn’t block the plate (Link)
  • Shane Victorino hits walk-off on Shane Victorino figurine day (Video)
  • Phillies help Rockies grounds crew with the tarp (Video)
  • Russell Branyan hits game-winner (Video)
  • Jayson Werth hits safely in nine straight at-bats, breaking Pete Rose’s record (Video)
  • Interference call on Marlon Anderson seals Phils victory against Mets (Video)
  • Utley lines walk-off RBI single to right field in 11-10 victory, a marathon August game vs. Mets, capping a four-game series sweep (Video)
  • Jimmy Rollins hits 20th triple in sixth inning of Game 162 to join 20-20-20-20 club (Video)
  • Myers strikeout clinches the NL East in 2007 (Video)

2008 (4)

  • Werth hits three homers and drives in eight runs in one game vs. Blue Jays (Video)
  • Phillies score 20 runs vs. Rockies (Video) and Cardinals (Video)
  • Victorino makes final out on throw to the plate, preserves Lidge’s consecutive saves streak (Video)
  • Rollins turns nifty double play to clinch the NL East in 2008 (Video); also keeps Lidge’s consecutive saves streak intact

2009 (6)

  • Raul Ibanez hits grand slam to put Phillies ahead 13-11 against the Nationals (Video)
  • Sons of Harry Kalas throw out the first pitch in first home game after broadcaster’s passing (Video)
  • World Champs meet President Barack Obama (Video)
  • Werth steals four bases in one game, including home (Video)
  • Eric Bruntlett turns unassisted triple play to end game in New York (Video)
  • Victorino catches fly ball while fan douses him in alcohol (Video)