|From the very first pitch thrown in 1883 to the nasty slider Brad Lidge uncorked that clinched the 2008 World Series title, the Philadelphia Phillies have been a never-ending topic of conversation for their loyal and passionate fans. Six pennants, two titles and countless “what ifs” have transpired in parks from Recreation to Shibe to Citizens Bank. Unforgettable names have been etched in the red and white –Tugger, Whitey, Schmitty, Dutch and Chase.|
The stories are amazing–and they’re all here–from the monstrous home runs that Richie Allen and Greg Luzinski rocketed into the night–to Lefty’s unbelievable ’72 season–to the emotional parades down Broad Street in ’80 and ’08. With archival film clips, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and never-before-heard sound, Major League Baseball Productions brings you the definitive history of Philadelphia’s favorite sports team.