5 Years Ago: Phillies Won the World Series

Five years ago today, the Phillies claimed their second World Series title. The October 29, 2008 win came with lot of celebration and a bit of destruction. Police were on rooftops and in riot gear at all the hot-spots. They say for most part, fans did exactly what they asked. They had a ton of fun, but didn't get too out of hand.

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Five years ago today, the Phillies won the World Series. Chase Utley #26, Ryan Howard #6 and Geoff Jenkins #10 pile on top of closing pitcher Brad Lidge #54 after they won 4-3 to win the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park.
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Brad Lidge, left, and Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrate the final out of their 4-3 win over the Rays to win the 2008 MLB World Series in 5 games.
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Philadelphia Phillies' Jayson Werth can't come up with a double hit by Tampa Bay Rays' Carlos Pena during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Grounds crew bring out the tarp during a rain delay in the sixth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Tampa Bay Rays' B.J. Upton scores on a single by Carlos Pena as Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz waits for the throw during the sixth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Philadelphia, Monday, Oct. 27, 2008. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Tampa Bay Rays' Rocco Baldelli watches his solo home run off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Ryan Madson during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Philadelphia Phillies' Geoff Jenkins reacts after scoring as Chase Utley (26) watches during the sixth inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. Jenkins scored from third on a hit by Jayson Werth. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz tags out Tampa Bay Rays' Jason Bartlett as he tries to score from second on a single by Akinori Iwamura during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 29: J.C. Romero #16 of the Philadelphia Phillies reacts after Carlos Pena #23 of the Tampa Bay Rays lined out fot the third out in the top of the eight inning during the continuation of game five of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 29, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Phillies' Brad Lidge reacts as Carlos Ruiz runs over to hug him during Game 5 of the baseball World Series in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. The Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 to win the series. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Philadelphia Police officers try to stomp out a fire on South Broad Street in the Center City section early Thursday morning after the Phillies won the World Series.
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Tommy Lyons celebrates the Phillies victory over the Tamba Bay Rays on Broad Street in South Philadelphia. His team beat the Rays 4-3 in game 5 of the series for their first world championship since 1980.
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A line of police officers watch over fans in downtown Philadelphia celebrating the Phillies World Series victory.
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Phillies fans march up Broad Street in South Philadelphia in celebration of the victory.
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Fans celebrate with beer and cheer in the streets of Philadelphia after their team won the 2008 World Series.
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Philadelphia Phillies fans waited 25 years for a World Series victory. Crowds waded through the streets after the win.
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Graffiti chalked on the backs of pay phones in after the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 to win the World Series.
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