Don’t Worry Phillies Fans, What Could Happen?

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Scott Eisenlohr in MLB
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The Philadelphia Phillies have an eight-game lead in the National League East and their magic number to clinch the division is down to six with 14 games to play. Sound familiar? It should. The Mets were something like seven games up with a week to go in 2007 and lost the NL East crown to the Phillies on the last day of the season. But for fans who know their Phillies history and those who are old enough to remember it, there is a much more familiar time in Phillies' history. I don't want to be a naysayer, but as an FC, I am supposed to write three Phillies stories a week and with an off day on Monday, what the heck else is there to write about? Aha, 1964. To sum up briefly, the Phillies had a six-and-a-half game lead with 12 games to play in the National League. There was no East, Central, ...

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