2009 was an exciting year for the Philadelphia Phillies. They were unable to win it all, but it was a season to be proud of. There were a lot of special moments that led to a second consecutive National League pennant, and Phillies Nation will be breaking down those top moments.
Throughout the month, Phillies Nation will list the Top 25 Moments of 2009. We narrowed it down to about 45. Then, each member of Phillies Nation and other Phillies bloggers listed their top 25 moments in order. We also got fans involved through Twitter and Facebook. We used a “fair voting method,” called the Borda Method, which is used to count up votes for baseball’s most valuable player. Basically, a first place vote equals 25 points, second place equals 24, third place equals 23, and so on. But, you don’t have to worry about the math; it just helped determine the order of our list.
We’ll start at 25 and count our way up to number one. It’ll be a lot like Tim’s Phandom 25, seen on Phillies Nation in previous years. 25 will be released tomorrow, but below are the ones that did not make the cut.
July 11 vs the Pittsburgh Pirates: Ryan Howard hit a game tying home run in the ninth inning. Paul Bako won the game with a walk-off single. Phillies win, 8-7.
May 2 vs the New York Yankees: For the second straight night, Brad Lidge blew a save. However, Carlos Ruiz came up big with a RBI double in the 11th. Phillies win, 4-3.
J.A Happ’s complete game shutout against the Toronto Blue Jays and Cole Hamels’ complete game shutout against the San Francisco Giants barely missed the cut.
Make sure you check back for the “Top 25 Moments of 2009.”