2010 Moment: #1 The Perfect Game

The Phillies offense was in a rut. So what could Roy Halladay do? Be perfect. At a time when runs were hard to come by, the Phillies’ Roy Halladay needed only one run to best the Marlins, throwing the 20th perfect game in the Major League history. The image of third baseman Juan Castro fielding … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #1 The Perfect Game

2010 Moment: #2 Welcome home, Cliff

It’s the most recent of the top 10 and it was one of the highest moments of a disappointing 2010 that did not end in a championship. The Phillies were the “mystery team” in the hunt for Lee, offering less money and years and using their charm to pull Lee away from the Rangers and … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #2 Welcome home, Cliff

Phillies sign Romero

J.C. Romero was brought back to the Phillies, signing a $1.1 million deal. It was basically the same contract the Phils offered Dennys Reyes, who wound up not signing with the Phils after failing a physical. As soon as the season ended for the Phils, their first move made was declining Romero’s option for 2011. … Continue reading Phillies sign Romero

2010 Moment: #3 Welcome to Doctober

Only one other person in Major League history has thrown a no-hitter in the post season: Don Larsen’s 1956 perfect game in the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 will go down as one of the most memorable days for Roy Halladay. Not only did Halladay no-hit the Cincinnati Reds, the … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #3 Welcome to Doctober

A new song for the Halladays

Not many athletes can say they were put in a song, let alone a Christmas song. Gord Bamford, a country singer from Alberta, Canada, wrote a Christmas song titled “Baseball Glove” about a young boy who wanted a baseball glove autographed by Roy Halladay. Bamford, who was born in Australia but grew up in Alberta, … Continue reading A new song for the Halladays

2010 Moment: #4 Another Miracle v. Cincy

As I was making the list of 15, including the honorable mentions, I realized that four of the moments came against the Reds. This moment is one of the early turning points of the season. Heading into the All-Star break, the Phillies were struggling with health and the bats. The game prior to this, Brian … Continue reading 2010 Moment: #4 Another Miracle v. Cincy