Philadelphia Phillies: Opening Day 2009

The Philadelphia Phillies’ 2009 season was the 127th season in the history of the franchise. The team, managed by Charlie Manuel, began their sixth season at Citizens Bank Park and defense of their 2008 World Series championship on April 5.

After collecting a third straight Eastern Division championship for the first time since 1976 to 1978, the Phillies won their second consecutive National League pennant for the first time in franchise history; they were defeated by the New York Yankees in six games in the 2009 World Series.

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