Flashback to only two years ago, 2007, and these same two teams were to meet in the NL Division Series. The Philadelphia Phillies had overcome a seven game deficit with 17 games to play. Trying to erase some ghosts of their own, particularly the "Big Choke" of 1964 when the Phillies blew a six game lead with 10 games to go against the St. Louis Cardinals, this team came charging down the stretch led by their big three: Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and NL MVP winner Jimmy Rollins.
However, the vast majority of the 2007 teamùexcept Jamie Moyerùweren't even born when that Phillies team gave away that pennant in 1964. This team had a terrific September and beat the highly favored New York Mets to win the crown on the last day of the season.
Their opponent, then as now, was the Col ...
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Article written by Richard Marsh