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Maui boy Shane Victorino part of Phillies lineup

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By Jason Tang - bio | email

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (KHNL) - Maui boy Shane Victorino wasn't even in high school the last time the Philadelphia Phillies made it to a League Championship Series.

Now the St. Anthony High School graduate will play in it starting Thursday.

The last time the Phillies made it to a League Championship Series - 15 years ago in 1993.

"I'm sure I was a little kid in Hawaii watching baseball, watching TV," said Shane Victorino.

A time when Maui boy Shane Victorino was only 13.

But Thursday night, he'll be part of the Philly lineup that ends the drought when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers in game one of the National League Championship Series.

The two teams split their regular season meetings at four games each.

"To me it doesn't factor anything now because it's playoff time, it doesn't really matter what we've done in the regular season, there's a different adrenaline, there's a different atmosphere in the air, and I think that's what you look at now," said Victorino.

Victorino's already provided some postseason flare, hitting his first career grand slam at home in a 5-1 game two win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the Divisional Series.

The Phillies once again hold home field advantage which Victorino thinks is huge.

"It's been great, my first series was awesome, the adrenaline will be there the fans will be there it's going to be awesome."

Shane hopes he can keep the bat hot, but in the end he doesn't care about his own stats.

"It doesn't matter if I'm 10-10 off their pitching or 0-10, all that matters is what happens Thursday night, and you gotta go out there Thursday night and get ready to play."

Game one of the best of seven series begins Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Hawaii time.

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