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It was the kind of moment where legends are born. Two outs. Two on. Two strikes. Trailing by two. The stage was set. Except that the man standing in the batters box had already started writing his legendary story years before. Rookie of the Year. Fastest to 100 home runs. National League MVP. And his most recent accolade, 2008 World Series Champion. Quite a resume for any baseball career.á Yet Ryan Howard is just warming up. So when Howard and the Phillies fell behind in the bottom of the eighth inning in Game Four of the National League Divisional Series, there was no sense of panic. Only steely resolve. "Get me to the plate, boys," Howard told his teammates.á But getting Howard to the plate was no guarantee. Rockies' closer Huston Street had been all but automatic during the season, bl ...

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