The Pirates and Phillies renew their rivalry tonight when Pittsburgh’s Charlie Morton takes on Philadelphia’s Charlie Morton.
Both cities take their sports seriously and don’t share much in common other than the state they are located in and the animosity they have for each other.
The past few years have given us some classic Keystone State Clashes, lets look back at a few.
Who can forget 2009 when Pennsylvania was home to 3 of the 4 major sports trophies.
11/7/2004 – Behind a stellar defensive effort and a rookie named “Ben” the Steelers rip through the undefeated Eagles.
5/18/2008 – The Penguins run the Flyers out of the Igloo on their way to an Eastern Conference Title.
9/22/2008 – Ben Roethlisberger was in for a rough afternoon as the Eagles defense sacked him 9 times en route to 15-6 victory. The Steelers however, had the final laugh as they lifted the Lombardi at the end of 2009.
6/25/2009 – Pittsburgh, behind Sidney Crosby, rallys from 3 goals down in Philadelphia to win Game 6 and move on to the 2nd Round.
7/12/2009 – Matt Capps blows a 4 Run lead in the 9th, ending in a Paul Bako walk off single at Citizen’s Bank Park.
8/25/2009 – An Andrew McCutchen error proved costly in the 9th allowing the Phillies to tie the game. Sweet redemption came in the form of a 2-Run walkoff HR in the home half of the inning off Brad Lidge.
10/7/2010 – Behind a stellar effort by “Bob” the Flyers spoil the debut of the Penguins new home, the Consol Energy Center.