COLE HAMELS - Phillies pitcher MVP 2008 World Series
"I just wanted to play the game. I didn't know where I'd ever end up. And I was fortunate enough for the Phillies to draft me and knowing that they were trying to put together a really good team, and now being a member of what they were able to establish is something I can't thank them for enough.
"Because they truly did give me the opportunity to be here in this city and to win this World Series. All they asked of me was to go out there and play this game that I enjoy and that I live and die for every day."