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Looking Back: 2001

With 2006 just around the corner, it's a good time to look back at the anniversaries that Phillies fans may want to either celebrate or forget. We'll go back 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 years in our special Looking Back series. We start with a look at Larry Bowa's return to the Phillies in 2001.

The 2000 Phillies had again stumbled under Terry Francona and GM Ed Wade decided to make a change. Under Francona's four year reign, the Phillies had won no more than 77 games and finished no higher than third in the division. Of course, who knew that just three years later, Francona would be celebrating a World Series championship with the Boston Red Sox? Wade's search for a new GM featured a...

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