Reliving Jimmy Rollins Walk Off Double in the 2009 NLCS
The Phillies are currently in the middle of their own run to the World Series and are up 2-0 in the NLCS. But on this day in history, there was a historic Phillies playoff moment. This was the day Jimmy Rollins hit a walk-off double to win game 5 of the 2009 NLCS, to put the Phillies up 3-1 in that series. It is also the anniversary of Game 5 of the 1980 NLCS, which sent the Phillies to the World Series. So before we get to game 3 of this NLCS, Andrew Salciunas and Ray Dunne revisited those games in the Audio Vault today.
Here is the lineup from the Audio Vault today:
- On this day in 1980, The Phillies Beat The Astros 8-7 To Advance to the World Series
- Mike Schmidt’s HR
- Manny Trillo Go-Ahead Triple
- Final Out
- On this day in 2009, The Phillies Beat The Dodgers 5-4 in Game 3 of the NLCS
- Produced Opening to the Game
- Ryan Howards First Inning HR
- Jimmy Rollins Walk-Off Double
- Ricky Bo’s Live Reaction to the RBI Double
You can listen to the full Audio Vault below:
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The 12 Greatest Moments in The History Of Citizens Bank Park
Most of my baseball-watching life has been spent watching the Phillies play at Citizens Bank Park. I was 10 years old when they played their first game there. So, while I have memories of games at Veteran’s Stadium, the vast majority of my Phillies memories take place at Citizen’s Bank Park.
It is now in its 20th season hosting Phillies games. Citizens Bank Park opened in the year 2004. And it has probably been host to some of the best years of Phillies baseball. It has hosted 3 World Series, whereas it took Veteran’s Stadium 30+ years to host 3 World Series. The Phillies have made the playoffs 7 times while playing there. They made it 7 times at The Vet despite 11 extra seasons there. And it hosted perhaps the greatest era in Phillies history, the 2007-2011 Phillies. The only competition for that era of Phillies baseball is the Mike Schmidt/Steve Carlton teams in the late 70s and Early 80s.
Not only that, it’s just an objectively great place to watch a Baseball game. To start, there is not a bad seat in the house. Whether you are sitting in the 3rd deck, behind the foul pole, or have a Standing Room only ticket. Pretty much everywhere has a good view.
And there has been many an iconic moment there too. That tends to happen when it takes part in 3 World Series. Also when it is home to great hitters like Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Bryce Harper, there are going to be some great moments. The same goes for having pitchers like Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, and Cliff Lee. But what are the best moments in Citizens Bank Park history? I tried to count down my favorite moments at our home ballpark over these last 20 seasons.
Here are my 12 best moments in the history of Citizens Bank Park: