Sunday, October 27, 2013

A wild night to remember in Phillies history

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabaseball

One of the more memorable parts of the Phillies 2008 World Series win came five years ago today when the eventual series clincher, Game 5, was halted after the top of the sixth inning due to torrential rain and unplayable field conditions. 

Jimmy Rollins playing the field during the rains of Game 5 of the 2008 World Series"It was becoming comical out there," umpire crew chief Tim Tschida told reporters. "We had to do something, the infield was basically under water."

Tied 2-2, the game resumed two days later and the Phillies went on to fend off the Rays to wrap up the Series and end a 25-year championship drought for Philadelphia.

Over the next few days the Review will celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Phillies winning the 2008 World Series, including a conclusion to our replay series, a look at the historic parade down Broad Street, and an analysis of where the '08 club ranks in Phillies history.

Patrick Gordon is the Managing Editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review.  You can follow him on Twitter @Philabaseball

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