1980 Philadelphia Phillies season

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1980 Philadelphia Phillies
1980 NL East Champions
1980 NL Champions
1980 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Robert "Ruly" Carpenter III
General manager(s) Paul Owens
Manager(s) Dallas Green
Local television WPHL-TV
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Local radio KYW
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler, Tim McCarver)
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The 1980 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in American baseball. The team finished with a regular-season record of 91 wins and 71 losses, which was good enough to regain the National League East title by just one game over the Montreal Expos. The Phillies went on to defeat the Houston Astros in the NLCS to gain their first NL title since 1950, then defeated the Kansas City Royals to win their first-ever World Series Championship, taking 98 seasons to do so. The Phillies were known as "The Cardiac Kids" due to close games that were almost blown.[citation needed]

Offseason[edit]

  • December 13, 1978: Greg Gross was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies.[1]
  • December 20, 1979: Jerry Willard was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies.[2]
  • March 30, 1980: Dave Rader was traded by the Phillies to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later and cash. The Red Sox completed the deal by sending Stan Papi to the Phillies on May 12.[3]

Regular season[edit]

In 1980, Mike Schmidt won the National League's Most Valuable Player Award in a unanimous vote. He led the league in home runs with 48 (by a margin of 13 over his nearest competition). Schmidt was also selected as MVP of the World Series, hitting two homers and driving in seven runs as the Phillies won the franchise's first World Series Championship, defeating the George Brett-led Kansas City Royals.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L GB Pct.
Philadelphia Phillies 91 71 -- .562
Montreal Expos 90 72 1 .556
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 79 8 .512
St. Louis Cardinals 74 88 17 .457
New York Mets 67 95 24 .414
Chicago Cubs 64 98 27 .395


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Pete Rose, 1B[4]
Bake McBride, RF[4]
Garry Maddox, CF[4]
Mike Schmidt, 3B[4]
Greg Luzinski, LF[4]
Bob Boone, C[4]
Larry Bowa, SS[4]
Manny Trillo, 2B[4]
Steve Carlton, P[4]

Notable transactions[edit]

1980 Game Log[edit]

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1980 Game Log[13]
Overall Record: 91–71
^[a] The May 4, 1980, game was protested by the Phillies in the top of the first inning.[17][18] The protest was later denied.[17][19]
^[b] The August 11 game was suspended in the bottom of the 14th with the score 5–5 and was completed August 12, 1980.[20]
^[c] The August 24, 1980, game was protested by the Giants in the bottom of the fourth inning.[21] The protest was later denied.[22]

Roster[edit]

1980 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

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Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
C Boone, BobBob Boone 141 480 34 110 23 1 .229 9 55 3
1B Rose, PetePete Rose 162 655 95 185 42 1 .282 1 64 12
2B Trillo, MannyManny Trillo 141 531 68 155 25 9 .292 7 43 8
3B Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt 150 548 104 157 25 8 .286 48 121 12
SS Bowa, LarryLarry Bowa 147 540 57 144 16 4 .267 2 39 21
LF Luzinski, GregGreg Luzinski 106 368 44 84 19 1 .228 19 56 3
CF Maddox, GarryGarry Maddox 143 549 59 142 31 3 .259 11 73 25
RF McBride, BakeBake McBride 137 554 68 171 33 10 .309 9 87 13

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Other batters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Smith, LonnieLonnie Smith 100 298 69 101 .339 3 20 33
Gross, GregGreg Gross 127 154 19 37 .240 0 12 1
Moreland, KeithKeith Moreland 62 159 13 50 .314 4 29 3
Unser, DelDel Unser 96 110 15 29 .264 0 10 0
Avilés, RamónRamón Avilés 51 101 12 28 .277 2 9 0
Vukovich, JohnJohn Vukovich 49 62 4 10 .161 0 5 0
Vukovich, GeorgeGeorge Vukovich 78 58 6 13 .224 0 8 0
Aguayo, LuisLuis Aguayo 20 47 7 13 .277 1 8 1
Dernier, BobBob Dernier 10 7 5 4 .571 0 1 3
Loviglio, JayJay Loviglio 16 5 7 0 .000 0 0 1
McCarver, TimTim McCarver 6 5 2 1 .200 0 2 0
Isales, OrlandoOrlando Isales 3 5 1 2 .400 0 3 0
Virgil, OzzieOzzie Virgil 1 5 1 1 .200 0 0 0
McCormack, DonDon McCormack 2 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA BB SO
Carlton, SteveSteve Carlton 38 304 24 9 2.34 90 286
Ruthven, DickDick Ruthven 33 223.1 17 10 3.55 74 86
Walk, BobBob Walk 27 151.2 11 7 4.57 71 94
Lerch, RandyRandy Lerch 30 150 4 14 5.16 55 57
Espinosa, NinoNino Espinosa 12 76.1 3 5 3.77 19 13
Christenson, LarryLarry Christenson 14 73.2 5 1 4.03 27 49
Bystrom, MartyMarty Bystrom 6 36 5 0 1.50 9 21

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Larson, DanDan Larson 12 45.2 0 5 3.15 17
Davis, MarkMark Davis 2 7 0 0 2.57 5

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
McGraw, TugTug McGraw 57 92.1 5 4 20 1.46 75
Reed, RonRon Reed 55 91.1 7 5 9 4.04 9
Noles, DickieDickie Noles 48 81 1 4 6 3.89 57
Saucier, KevinKevin Saucier 40 50 7 3 0 3.42 25
Brusstar, WarrenWarren Brusstar 28 38.2 2 2 0 3.72 21
LaGrow, LerrinLerrin LaGrow 25 39 0 2 3 4.15 21
Lyle, SparkySparky Lyle 10 14 0 0 2 1.93 6
Munninghoff, ScottScott Munninghoff 4 6 0 0 0 4.50 2

Postseason[edit]

National League Championship Series[edit]

Game 1[edit]

October 7: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 X 3 8 1
W: Steve Carlton (1-0)   L: Ken Forsch (0-1)   S: Tug McGraw (1)
HR: HOU – None  PHIGreg Luzinski (1)
Pitchers: HOU – Forsch  PHI – Carlton, McGraw (8)
Attendance: 65,277

Game 2[edit]

October 8: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Houston 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 7 8 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 14 2
W: Frank LaCorte (1-0)   L: Ron Reed (0-1)   S: Joaquín Andújar (1)
HR: HOU – None  PHI – None
Pitchers: HOU – Ryan, Sambito (7), Smith (7), LaCorte (9), Andujar (10)  PHI – Ruthven, McGraw (8), Reed (9), Saucier (10)
Attendance: 65,476

Game 3[edit]

October 10: Astrodome, Houston, Texas

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 1
W: Dave Smith (1-0)   L: Tug McGraw (0-1)   S: None
HR: PHI – None  HOU – None
Pitchers: PHI – Christenson, Noles (7), McGraw (8)  HOU – Niekro, Smith (11)
Attendance: 44,443

Game 4[edit]

October 11: Astrodome, Houston, Texas

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 13 0
Houston 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 2
W: Warren Brusstar (1-0)   L: Joe Sambito (0-1)   S: Tug McGraw (2)
HR: PHI – None  HOU – None
Pitchers: PHI – Carlton, Noles (6), Saucier (7), Reed (7), Brusstar (8), McGraw (10)  HOU – Ruhle, Smith (8), Sambito (8)
Attendance: 44,952

Game 5[edit]

October 12: Astrodome, Houston, Texas

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 8 13 2
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 7 14 0
W: Dick Ruthven (1-0)   L: Frank LaCorte (1-1)   S: None
HR: PHI – None  HOU – None
Pitchers: PHI – Bystrom, Brusstar (6), Christenson (7), Reed (7), McGraw (8), Ruthven (9)  HOU – Ryan, Sambito (8), Forsch (8), LaCorte (9)
Attendance: 44,802

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1980 World Series

When the modern-day World Series began in 1903, the National and American Leagues each had eight teams. With their victory in the 1980 World Series, the Phillies became the last of the "Original Sixteen" franchises to win a Series.[citation needed] The 1980 World Series was the first World Series to be played entirely on artificial turf. Prior to 1980, the Philadelphia Phillies hadn't won a World Series game since Game 1 of the 1915 World Series against the Boston Red Sox.

The series offered many intriguing storylines. Phillies pitcher Bob Walk became the first rookie to start the first game of a World Series since Joe Black of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952. The 1980 World Series was the first of numerous World Series that journeyman outfielder Lonnie Smith (then with Phillies) participated in. He was also a part of the 1982 World Series (as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals), 1985 World Series (as a member of the Kansas City Royals), and the 1991 and 1992 World Series as a member of the Atlanta Braves.

Game 6 would be the culmination for the first Phillies championship ever. Philadelphia scored two in the third on a Mike Schmidt single. It was all that Steve Carlton and Tug McGraw would need for the 4-1 win. Kansas City made Philly fans nervous by loading the bases in the eighth and the ninth but Tug McGraw struck out Willie Wilson for the third out in the final frame.

While Mike Schmidt was the official MVP of the 1980 World Series, the Babe Ruth Award (another World Series MVP) was given to Tug McGraw. As of 2011, this is the last World Series in which both participating franchises had yet to win a World Series in their history. This was the first time that had happened since 1920.[citation needed]

The entire state of Pennsylvania, not just Philadelphia, celebrated the Phillies win.[25] Minutes after the final out, Governor Dick Thornburgh declared the next day "Philadelphia Phillies Day."[25][26]

NL Philadelphia Phillies (4) vs. AL Kansas City Royals (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Royals 6, Phillies 7 October 14 Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia) 65,791 3:01
2 Royals 4, Phillies 6 October 15 Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia) 65,775 3:01
3 Phillies 3, Royals 4 (10 inns) October 17 Royals Stadium (Kansas City) 42,380 3:19
4 Phillies 3, Royals 5 October 18 Royals Stadium (Kansas City) 42,363 2:37
5 Phillies 4, Royals 3 October 19 Royals Stadium (Kansas City) 42,369 2:51
6 Royals 1, Phillies 4 October 21 Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia) 65,838 3:00

Composite Box[edit]

1980 World Series (4-2): Philadelphia Phillies (N.L.) over Kansas City Royals (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia Phillies 0 2 7 3 5 1 1 6 2 0 27 59 2
Kansas City Royals 5 3 2 1 1 3 4 3 0 1 23 60 7
Total Attendance: 324,516   Average Attendance: 54,086
Winning Player’s Share: – $34,693,   Losing Player’s Share – $32,212 * Includes Playoffs and World Series

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Jim Snyder
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Ron Clark
A Peninsula Pilots* Carolina League Bill Dancy
A Spartanburg Phillies South Atlantic League Tom Harmon
Short-Season A Bend Phillies Northwest League P. J. Carey
Rookie Helena Phillies Pioneer League Roly de Armas

* League Champions[27]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Greg Gross page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jerry Willard page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dave Rader page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Apr 11, 1980, Expos at Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. April 11, 1980. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Roger Freed page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Juan Samuel page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Steve Jeltz at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Rocky Childress page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Darren Daulton page at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Kevin Romine page at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Lerrin LaGrow page at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Sparky Lyle page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ "1980 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
  14. ^ "In The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. April 30, 1980. p. F6. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Scoreboard". Montreal, QC: The Gazette. May 8, 1980. p. 90. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  16. ^ "The Majors". Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Press. August 6, 1980. p. D3. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Batting Out of Turn". retrosheet.org. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers 12, Philadelphia Phillies 10". retrosheet.org. May 4, 1980. Retrieved November 30, 2014. Phillies manager Dallas Green argued that Dusty Baker should not have batted [again], protested the decision and was ejected by HP umpire Paul Pryor[.] 
  19. ^ "May 4, 1980, Dodgers at Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. May 4, 1980. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Aug 11, 1980, Phillies at Cubs Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. August 11, 1980. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 7, San Francisco Giants 1". retrosheet.org. August 24, 1980. Retrieved November 30, 2014. Lonnie Smith beat throw to 2B on attempted double play but walked off the bag thinking he was out; Smith was tagged but 2B umpire Eric Gregg had called time, so Smith was not out; Giants manager Dave Bristol and pitching coach Don McMahon ejected by Gregg; Giants played game under protest[.] 
  22. ^ "Aug 24, 1980, Giants at Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. August 24, 1980. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  23. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1980&t=PHI
  24. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PHI/1980.shtml
  25. ^ a b Robbins, William (October 22, 1980). "City of Philadelphia Bursts into Bedlam After Last Pitch". New York Times. p. B5. Governor Richard Thornburgh declared (today) Philadelphia Phillies Day in the state. 
  26. ^ "On the whole, they'd rather be in...". United Press International. October 21, 1980. 
  27. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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