Phillies clinch National League Pennant

Pitcher Cole Hamels led the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series Wednesday night.

Shortly after the game ended just after 11:30 p.m., fans crowded the streets of Philadelphia. The Temple News reports from Center City.

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It’s about quarter of midnight on Wednesday, Oct 15. The Philadelphia Phillies have just clinched the National League Pennant, and the fans have raided Broad Street.

At Broad and Locust, the fans are in the median, on the corners and in the streets themselves as cars are trying to pass by. Venders are already out with their National League Pennant shirts, selling for at least 5 or 10 dollars.

Police are on the scene here attempting to control the traffic as people from their cars are high-fiving the crowd as they go by. Passers-by can’t help but stop, and the crowd is absolutely wild.

A 5-1 win for the Phillies in Game 5 of the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cole Hamels pitched seven solid innings allowing only one run – a solo home run to Manny Ramirez. But otherwise, the Phillies did clinch in five games, leading the series 4-1. Again, this is their first World Series appearance since 1993. That’s a 15 year drought. Phillies fans are celebrating here in Center City Philadelphia not reserving their excitement for anyone.

The Temple News will have continuing coverage of the Phillies’ clinch of the National League Championship. Stay with us at and Reporting in Center City, this is Chris Stover for The Temple News.

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