Year In Review: Top 2009 Moments

Over the last few months, we've been highlighting the Top Phillies Moments of 2009. Those articles were also featured under Phillies Nation's Top 25 Moments of 2009. Here is a complete list of 2009's moments.

April 8: The Phillies received their World Championship rings during the ring ceremony prior to the game. The Phillies trailed 10-3 entering the 7th, but came back to win 12-11.

April 12: Harry Kalas made his final home run call: a 9th inning Matt Stairs home run that gave the Phillies the lead.

April 13: Harry Kalas passes away.

April 18: Lidge blows his firsts save.

April 19: Raul Ibanez hits a walk-off home run against the Padres.

April 24: Phillies trail 3-0 in the 9th, but Shane Victorino hits a grand slam to start a 7-run 9th.

April 25: Phillies down 4-3 in 9th against the Marlins. They tie the game, win in extras.

April 27: Phillies trailed in the 8th, but have a six run inning. Ibanez and Howard each hit grand slams.

May 2: Victorino walk-off walk in the 10th against the New York Mets. In the 9th inning, Jayson Werth's outfield assist was a huge play to keep the game tied.

May 12: Jayson Werth steals second, third, and home -- in the same inning!

May 15: Lidge blows the save, but Ibanez hits a two-run single in 12th, where the Phillies scored 4 times.

May 24: For the second straight night, Lidge blows save. Ruiz hits a RBI double in 11th to beat the Yankees.

June 4: Cole Hamels throws complete game shutout against the Dodgers.

June 10: Known as "Utley's Corner." Philies have 3 run seventh to tie game, Utley homers in 11th.


June 27: J.A Happ tosses a complete game shutout. Werth hits multiple monster home runs.

July 5: Joe Blanton out duels Johan Santana.

July 6: Phillies have a historical ten-run first inning offensive outburst, and beat the Reds 22-1.

July 8: Victorino hits a walk-off single against the Reds.

July 9: Utley hits an inside the park home run in 9-6 win over Reds.

July 11: Ryan Howard hits a game tying home run in 9th. Paul Bako wins the game with a walk off single.

All star game: The American league won, but the Phillies had five All Stars: Utley, Howard, Werth, Victorino, and Ibanez.

July 17: Utley and Werth hit 12th inning RBIs against the Marlins.

July 21: Jayson Werth's 13th inning walk-off home run against the Cubs extends winning streak to 10.

July 31: Cliff Lee's first start: complete game, one run. And 2/4 at the plate.

August 5: Happ throws another complete game shutout; this time against the Rockies.

August 11: Ben Francisco's 12th inning home run beats Cubs.

August 14: Howard hits a ninth inning go-ahead home run.

August 18: Pedro starts. It rains, Moyer finishes.

August 23: The unassisted triple play game.

August 26: Howard hits three run homer in 10th against the Pirates.

September 1: Hamels tosses a shutout against the Giants.

September 3: Pedro Martinez out duels the best pitcher in the National League: Tim Lincecum.

September 13: It's a double header. Kyle Kendrick & Pedro deal.

September 15: Lee throws a complete game shutout against the Nationals.

September 30: Phillies clinch NL East.

October 4: Win number 93 is a Paul Hoover walk-off.

NLDS Game 1: Cliff Lee pitches a complete game in the Phillies 5-1 win.

NLDS Game 3: Howard hits a game winning sac fly.

NLDS Game 4: "Get me to the plate, boys." Howard hits a 9th inning game-tying double. Werth smacks the go ahead RBI.

NLCS Game 1: Chooch and Raul homer in the 8-6 win.

NLCS Game 3: Phillies crush the Dodgers, 11-0. Cliff Lee pitches 8 shutout innings.

NLCS Game 4: The greatest game of the year! Jimmy Rollins' walk-off against Broxton. In the process, Howard ties Lou Gehrig for most consecutive games with a RBI.

NLCS Game 5: Phillies clinch the NL Pennant!

World Series Game 1: Cliff Lee and Chase Utley show the Yankees that the series will not be a piece of cake.

World Series Game 5: Phillies stay alive. Utley's two homers tied Reggie Jackson's record for most home runs in the World Series.


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