Manager John McGraw's (left) New York Giants might have throttled Connie Mack's (right) Philadelphia A's in the 1905 World Series, but the A's took their revenge with victories in the 1911 and 1913 World Series.
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In 1933, in the first ever meeting of the Giants and Eagles and the spark of the oldest NFC East rivalry, the Giants, led by all-purpose fullback Ken Strong, beat the Eagles 56-0.
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During the 1950 NL pennant race, the Whiz Kids beat the Dodgers in extra innings, after Dick Sisler (left) hit a home run on the last day of the regular season.
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This isn't the first time the Yankees and Phillies have met in the World Series. In 1950, however, the series ended in just four games as the Yankees swept Philly 4-0.
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The Eagles' Chuck Bednarik will be remembered for for many things -- he was one of the last "Sixty-Minute Men;" he was named All-Pro eight times; he tackled fellow Hall of Famer and Giants player Frank Gifford so hard in 1960 that Gifford took 18 months to recover from the injury.
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On March 3, 1962, Philadelphia Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the New York Knickerbockers. He still holds the single-game scoring record.
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On Father's Day in 1964, father of seven and Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning threw a 6-0 perfect game versus the Mets. Of his 90 pitches, Bunning threw 79 strikes. He celebrated that evening by appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show.
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In the 1974 playoffs, Dave "The Hammer" Schultz took down the Rangers' Dale Rolfe while the rest of Rangers stood watching the beat down. The Rangers lost on and off the ice that night, falling to the Flyers 4-3. Defeating the Rangers in seven games, the Flyers then brought the Cup to Philadelphia for the first time after beating the Bruins in the finals.
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The Miracle at the Meadowlands in 1978 is a defining moment in one of the greatest NFL rivalries of all time. With 20 seconds left, Herman Edwards returned Joe Pisarcik's fumble for an Eagles 19-17 victory.
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In 1980, the Islanders won the Stanley Cup in the first of four straight upsets over the Flyers. The Islanders won the sixth game of the 1980 series after Bobby Nystrom scored in overtime, leading the Islanders to a 5-4 victory.
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In 1980, the Phillies beat the Mets to win their first World Series in 97 years. At the victory parade,Tug McGraw heightened the animosity between the two teams by proclaiming New York fans could "take this championship and shove it!"
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In 1981, quarterback Scott Brunner and the Giants traveled to the Vet and upset the defending NFC champions Eagles 27-21. The wild-card playoff victory was the first time the Giants had made the playoffs since 1963.
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In 1983, Moses Malone and the "Fo' Five Fo'" Sixers swept the Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs en route to a then-record 12-1 playoff run.
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In 1988, the Eagles clinched the division and knocked the Giants out of the playoffs in an overtime victory. The Eagles blocked a Giants field goal attempt and defensive end Clyde Simmons returned it for a touchdown.
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In 1989, Mets Assistant GM Joe McIlvaine traded fan favorites Lenny Dysktra and Roger McDowell for Juan Samuel from the Phillies. Samuel hated New York and New York hated him -- fans booed him at his first at bat. After batting .228 with three homers and 28 RBIs in 86 games, Samuel was traded to the Dodgers in the offseason.
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In 1995, the "Legion of Doom" forward line helped the Flyers sweep the defending champion Rangers out of the playoffs, winning the Eastern Conference semifinals series 4-0.
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In January 2001, the Giants beat the Eagles in the divisional playoffs, winning 20-10. In the first ever kickoff touchdown return for the Giants in playoff history, Ron Dixon returned the opening kickoff for a 97-yard TD.
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In 2006, closer Billy Wagner signed with the Mets, insisting that he left the Phillies because they failed to offer him a no-trade clause, not because the Mets offered him more money. His former fans and teammates, however, were not fooled -- he was booed in Philadelphia and "Met Killer" Pat Burrell called Wagner a "rat."
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In a Week 2 meeting of the Giants and Eagles in 2006, the Giants came back from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Eagles 30-24 in overtime.
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In January 2007, the Eagles defeated the Giants in overtime of a wild-card playoff game. With Jeff Garcia at the helm, the Eagles won their sixth straight game in a 23-20 victory over their rivals.
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In 2007, the Phillies came from behind to beat the Mets for the division title. The Phillies had a lot to live up to -- shortstop Jimmy Rollins declared in January that the Phillies were the "team to beat in the NL East," despite the fact that the Mets finished 12 games ahead of the Phillies in 2006.
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On July 5, 2008, the Philadelphia Soul beat the New York Dragons in the Arena Football conference divisional playoff match. The Soul went on to win the last AFL Championship.
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The Mets weren't going to take their 2007 loss to the Phillies lying down. In February 2008, Carlos Beltran walked into Mets camp and declared, "To Jimmy Rollins: We are the team to beat." In the division game later that year, the Phillies came from behind to win, and ultimately became World Series Champions.
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In January 2009, the Eagles crushed the Giants dreams for a Super Bowl repeat by defeating the Eli Manning-led Giants 23-11 at the Meadowlands.
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