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Phillies Bring Back Postseason Legend for Game 3 Ceremonial First Pitch

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Philadelphia Phillies are bringing back a former postseason legend to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the NLDS.
The Philadelphia Phillies are bringing back a former postseason legend to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the NLDS. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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After splitting the first two games of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies return home with a chance to close out the series this weekend and advance to the NLCS.

To celebrate the team's first home playoff game since 2011, Philadelphia revealed its plans to bring back a former postseason legend to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in Game 3.

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That's none other than 2008 World Series winner, two-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner Shane Victorino.

Victorino played a key part in the Phillies winning five straight division titles from 2007-2011, helping them reach back-to-back World Series and winning it all in 2008 during that time as well.

He'll forever be remembered for the iconic grand slam he hit off CC Sabathia and the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of the 2008 NLDS, which was an early highlight in Philadelphia's title run.

The Phillies are hoping to bring back a little bit of Victorino's magic ahead of their Game 3 matchup with the Braves. The crucial swing game is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14 at 4:37 p.m. ET. As it stands, Philadelphia is considered a +130 series underdog on FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds.

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