The Phillies wanted Schwarber to receive the ceremonial toss, which is typically the responsibility of the Phillie Phanatic

who usually hides behind home plate. They informed him that Matt Stairs would be making the throw. Schwarber entered.

It made sense because Stairs' bomb from the 2008 NLCS at Dodger Stadium immediately came to mind Schwarber's 488-foot home run in Game 1.

The Phillies are led by Kyle Schwarber. Like he was for the show choir at his high school.

Funny enough, Schwarber remarked, "I actually had a coach who was with the Dodgers when he hit that home run. And he frequently discussed it.

In the regular season, Stairs only managed five hits for the Phillies, but the swing he made against Jonathan Broxton's fastball is indelible.

After hitting a lead-off home run in Game 3's 4-2 victory over San Diego, Schwarber is now moving toward that region.

He started the game on Friday in a victory that moved the Phillies within two wins of the World Series after he smashed the longest home run in Petco Park history on Tuesday.

And what makes Schwarber a legend in the clubhouse is what led to those iconic swings.