Five Reasons Philadelphia is just THAT awesome!

Five Reasons Philadelphia is just THAT awesome!

It’s that time of the week for PHILLY 5 FRIDAY! Five reasons why Philadelphia is just THAT awesome!

TGIF and Happy Home-Opener Phillies fans!! The Phillies are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports, dating to 1883… and they’re back on home turf today for the 2013 season home opener!

Here are 5 solid reasons why this city is so great!

Roy Halladay

“Doc”, #34 and starting pitcher for Philadelphia has had over 2,000 strikeouts and over 20 shutouts in his career. On May 29, 2010, Halladay pitched the 20th perfect game in MLB history. Halladay is the fifth pitcher in major league history to throw multiple no-hitters in the same season. During the 2012 season, he became the 67th pitcher to record 2,000 strikeouts. Halladay has won two Cy Young Awards, in 2003 and 2010.

Chase Utley

#26 is the second baseman for the Phillies and considered by fans to be the team leader. He bats left handed, throws right handed. Talk about versatility! He joined the Phillies in 2003 and has had over 200 home runs in his career!

Jimmy Rollins

Nicknamed “J-Roll”, #11 Jimmy Rollins has been the Phillies shortstop since 2000. Hitting more than 193 homes runs in his career, he is perhaps best known for his base running skills. He stole at least 20 bases every season from 2001 to 2009, with a high of 47 in 2008 and totaling over 400 throughout his career!

Ryan Howard

The #6 first basemen started with the Phillies in 2004. Best known as a power hitter, he has had over 300 home runs. Howard was the 2006 National League MVP and the fastest player to reach both the 100 and 200 home run milestones in Major League Baseball history.

Cole Hamels

Cole is another one of the Phillies starting pitchers. The #35 Californian joined the Phillies in 2006. He throws a four-steam fastball, a circle changeup, a curveball, and a cut fastball. He was named MVP of the 2008 World Series and National League Championship Series after posting a 4-0 record in the postseason.








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