WASHINGTON (CNN) –The Philadelphia Phillies, winner of the 2008 Major League Baseball World Series Championship, met with President Obama Friday at the White House.
Led by manager Charlie Manuel, the Phillies posed for photos with Obama after presenting him with a personalized "Obama 44" jersey and a cased baseball.
Obama congratulated the champions on their season.
"What an unbelievable run it was, full of come from behind wins," Obama said. "This is an underdog team that loved to prove their prognosticators wrong.
"We share something in common then, because no one thought I was going to win either," he added, laughing.