Comments: HOW. SWEET. IT. IS.

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Seeing the Phils win last night took me back in memory to the "Cinderella Kids" of 1950 when the chronic cellar dwellers won the NL Pennant, with stars like pitchers Robin Roberts and Curt Simmons, left fielder Del Ennis, center fielder Richie Ashburn, catcher Andy Seminick and others. The Phils went on to lose the Series in four games to the Yankees; nevertheless, that was a thrilling year like happened just last night. Seminick, by the way, played the last week of the season and the entire Series with a broken ankle, which was not revealed until after the Series was over.

For me this 2008 Philly team will always be memorable because it was a team victory, helped along by critical plays and performances just when needed, against a really good, well managed team of young players with a great future. I loved it -- watched every minute of every game. Great!!!

Posted by Perry at October 30, 2008 09:34 AM

Wow Perry -- you ARE old!! ;-)

Posted by Hube at October 30, 2008 09:44 AM

Any win for any Filthadelphia team is a bad thing.

Posted by rightwingprof at October 30, 2008 10:29 AM

Good, now all you Philly fans can go back to bitching about the Eagles without any distractions.

Posted by G Rex at October 30, 2008 11:55 AM

Another special event to me about the Cinderella Kids involved Robin Roberts and Richie Ashburn, a couple of years earlier when the two rookies were roommates. My brother and I found out where they lived, then rode a long way on our bikes hoping to get their autographs. When we got there we were too shy to knock on the door. Richie's mom saw us sitting on the curb and invited us in the house -- that was huge for two young Philly fans!!!

In those days you could get a seat in the bleachers, a hot dog and a coke for 40 cents, at Sheib Park, 21st and Lehigh Ave. A fifteen cents round trip fare (that's right, two tokens for 15 cents) on the Market Street el, then transfer to the Broad Street el, got us to the game and back home. (Harry Truman was President then!)

Right, Hube, that is a long while ago. :)

Posted by Perry at October 30, 2008 03:19 PM

Totally SWEET ! I work in Suburban Station building at 16th & JFK. My company is actually closing at NOON tomorrow for the parade...it's going to be wild.

Posted by Shirley at October 30, 2008 05:14 PM

Perry _ I was not around in 1950 but I am a big enough fan to know the 1950 team was called The Whiz Kids! Not the Cinderella Kids.

Posted by AJ Lynch at October 30, 2008 11:06 PM

Actually, Al, both names were used then.

Posted by Perry at November 1, 2008 11:35 AM