Mr. November

Game 5 recap
When Reggie Jackson hit his five home runs in one World Series, he was dubbed “Mr. October.”  With the Series being played later than ever, Chase must be “Mr. November.”

After the Yankees scored a run in their first at-bat last night, Chase let the enemy know the Fightin’ Phillies would be just that.  His three-run homer in the Phillies’ first AB sent a huge message.

Later, he and Raul homered, runs that would eventually be the margin of victory.

Phillies will board an AMTRAK charter train this afternoon for a journey back to New York. 

The Yankees are working out later in the afternoon.  The Phillies will not.

But, MLB still wants someone from the Phillies in the interview room at Yankee Stadium.  So, Charlie and Pedro Martinez will make an appearance following the Yankees workout.

Alumni Postseason Memories
Doug Glanville was a centerfielder for the Phillies from 1999 through 2002 and again in 2004.  He also played with the Cubs and Rangers. He played in the 2003 NLDS and NLCS with the Cubs.  The University of Pennsylvania graduate resides in Chicago.
What is your favorite memory of October baseball as a child?
“I just remember the Phillies run in the late ’70s. Unfortunately, always getting knocked out by the Dodgers. I paid close attention since. I lived right outside of New York and saw the Yankees all over the place. Then, that strikeout of Willie Wilson, to end the ’80 World Series. I was floating on air, especially since my brother’s favorite player was Cesar Cedeno whose team, the Astros, was knocked out in the NLCS by the Phightin’s. I remember the amazing back and forth in the NLCS and when Pete Rose spiked the ball after the big double play on Cedeno after he hurt his ankle (my brother was not too happy with Rose about that).”
As a player, what was the biggest change between the regular season and postseason? 
“The biggest change was the intensity. Now, it is the world stage and everyone is watching. The locker room has four times as many people covering the game or getting bat orders. Every player on the team is a story that needs to be told and people want to know. I remember making a bat order that came in a day. Unheard of during the season. Great show.”
Where were you when the Phillies won the World Series last October?
“For Part 1, I was at the game, in a skybox reminiscing with old teammates and friends – Lieberthal, Bottalico, Duckworth, Sarge, not to mention my personal favorite, singer John Oates.  But, when the series was delayed because of bad weather, I had returned home and that’s where I watched the Phillies win.”

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1 Comment

I love Doug Glanville – he was always smiling :O)
Very glad the series is still alive! I was about ready to hibernate for the winter…good thing I don’t have to yet!


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