The 2008 Philadelphia Phillies End Their City’s 25-Year Drought

It had been a long time coming for the great sports city of Philadelphia. The Phillies might have won the World Series back in 1980 and the 76ers taken the NBA title in 1983, but the intervening quarter-century had been title-less, in a town whose passion for sports is exceeded by none. The 2008 Philadelphia Phillies broke the 25-year slump and won the World Series.