1980 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1980 Philadelphia Phillies season was the team's 98th season in Major League Baseball (MLB) and culminated with the Phillies winning the World Series at home by defeating the Kansas City Royals in game 6 on Oct. 21, 1980.

The team finished with a regular-season record of 91 wins and 71 losses, which was good enough to win 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, and then defeated the Kansas City Royals to win their first-ever World Series Championship.

The 1980 Phillies were known as "The Cardiac Kids" because of the many close games.[1]

1980 Philadelphia Phillies
1980 NL East Champions
1980 NL Champions
1980 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)R. R. M. "Ruly" Carpenter III
General manager(s)Paul Owens
Manager(s)Dallas Green
Local televisionWPHL-TV
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Local radioKYW
(Harry Kalas, Richie Ashburn, Andy Musser, Chris Wheeler, Tim McCarver)
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Off-season

  • December 13, 1978: Greg Gross was signed as a free agent by the team.[2]
  • December 20, 1979: Jerry Willard was signed as an amateur free agent.[3]
  • 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.[4]

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 91 71 0.562 49–32 42–39
Montreal Expos 90 72 0.556 1 51–29 39–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 79 0.512 8 47–34 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 74 88 0.457 17 41–40 33–48
New York Mets 67 95 0.414 24 38–44 29–51
Chicago Cubs 64 98 0.395 27 37–44 27–54

The Phillies won the National League East on the second-to-last day of the season with a 6-4 victory over the Expos in a game played in Montreal on Oct. 4, 1980.[5][6]

Record vs. opponents

1980 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 8–4 2–16 7–11 11–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 11–1 12–6 11–6 6–6
Chicago 4–8 7–5 1–11 5–7 6–12 10–8 5–13 8–10 4–8 5–7 9–9
Cincinnati 16–2 5–7 8–10 9–9 3–9 8–4 7–5 6–6 15–3–1 7–11 5–7
Houston 11–7 11–1 10–8 9–10 5–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 11–7 11–7 7–5
Los Angeles 7–11 7–5 9–9 10–9 11–1 7–5 6–6 6–6 9–9 13–5 7–5
Montreal 7–5 12–6 9–3 7–5 1–11 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–2 7–5 12–6
New York 9–3 8–10 4–8 4–8 5–7 8–10 6–12 10–8 1–11 3–9 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 13–5 5–7 9–3 6–6 9–9 12–6 7–11 8–4 6–6 9–9
Pittsburgh 1–11 10–8 6–6 5–7 6–6 12–6 8–10 11–7 6–6 8–4 10–8
San Diego 6–12 8–4 3–15–1 7–11 9–9 2–10 11–1 4–8 6–6 10–8 7–5
San Francisco 6–11 7–5 11–7 7–11 5–13 5–7 9–3 6–6 4–8 8–10 7–5
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 7–5 5–7 5–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 8–10 5–7 5–7

Opening Day lineup

Pete Rose, 1B[7]
Bake McBride, RF[7]
Garry Maddox, CF[7]
Mike Schmidt, 3B[7]
Greg Luzinski, LF[7]
Bob Boone, C[7]
Larry Bowa, SS[7]
Manny Trillo, 2B[7]
Steve Carlton, P[7]

Notable transactions

Game log

1980 game log (Overall Record: 91–71)
^[a] The May 4, 1980, game was protested by the Phillies in the top of the first inning.[19][20] The protest was later denied.[19][21]
^[b] The August 11 game was suspended in the bottom of the 14th with the score 5–5 and was completed August 12, 1980.[22]
^[c] The August 24, 1980, game was protested by the Giants in the bottom of the fourth inning.[23] The protest was later denied.[24]
  •   Phillies win
  •   Phillies loss
  •   Postponement
  • Bold: Phillies team member
Source:[25]

Roster

1980 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

[26]

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

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 Bob Boone 141 480 34 110 23 1 .229 9 55 3
1B Pete Rose 162 655 95 185 42 1 .282 1 64 12
2B Manny Trillo 141 531 68 155 25 9 .292 7 43 8
3B Mike Schmidt 150 548 104 157 25 8 .286 48 121 12
SS Larry Bowa 147 540 57 144 16 4 .267 2 39 21
LF Greg Luzinski 106 368 44 84 19 1 .228 19 56 3
CF Garry Maddox 143 549 59 142 31 3 .259 11 73 25
RF Bake McBride 137 554 68 171 33 10 .309 9 87 13

[27]

Other batters

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
Lonnie Smith 100 298 69 101 .339 3 20 33
Greg Gross 127 154 19 37 .240 0 12 1
Keith Moreland 62 159 13 50 .314 4 29 3
Del Unser 96 110 15 29 .264 0 10 0
Ramón Avilés 51 101 12 28 .277 2 9 0
John Vukovich 49 62 4 10 .161 0 5 0
George Vukovich 78 58 6 13 .224 0 8 0
Luis Aguayo 20 47 7 13 .277 1 8 1
Bob Dernier 10 7 5 4 .571 0 1 3
Jay Loviglio 16 5 7 0 .000 0 0 1
Tim McCarver 6 5 2 1 .200 0 2 0
Orlando Isales 3 5 1 2 .400 0 3 0
Ozzie Virgil 1 5 1 1 .200 0 0 0
Don McCormack 2 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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
Steve Carlton 38 304 24 9 2.34 90 286
Dick Ruthven 33 223.1 17 10 3.55 74 86
Bob Walk 27 151.2 11 7 4.57 71 94
Randy Lerch 30 150 4 14 5.16 55 57
Nino Espinosa 12 76.1 3 5 3.77 19 13
Larry Christenson 14 73.2 5 1 4.03 27 49
Marty Bystrom 6 36 5 0 1.50 9 21

Other pitchers

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
Dan Larson 12 45.2 0 5 3.15 17
Mark Davis 2 7 0 0 2.57 5

Relief pitchers

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
Tug McGraw 57 92.1 5 4 20 1.46 75
Ron Reed 55 91.1 7 5 9 4.04 9
Dickie Noles 48 81 1 4 6 3.89 57
Kevin Saucier 40 50 7 3 0 3.42 25
Warren Brusstar 28 38.2 2 2 0 3.72 21
Lerrin LaGrow 25 39 0 2 3 4.15 21
Sparky Lyle 10 14 0 0 2 1.93 6
Scott Munninghoff 4 6 0 0 0 4.50 2

Postseason

National League Championship Series

Game 1

October 7: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia

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

October 8: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia

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), Andújar (10)  PHI – Ruthven, McGraw (8), Reed (9), Saucier (10)
Attendance: 65,476

Game 3

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

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

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

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. The 1980 World Series was the first World Series to be played entirely on artificial turf. Prior to 1980, the 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 the 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 Phillies' first championship. 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 threatened by loading the bases in the eighth and the ninth innings before Tug McGraw struck out Willie Wilson for the third out in the final inning.

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.

The entire state of Pennsylvania, not just Philadelphia, celebrated the Phillies' win.[28] Minutes after the final out, Governor Dick Thornburgh declared the next day "Philadelphia Phillies Day."[28][29]

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 score

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

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 competitor). Schmidt was also selected as MVP of the World Series, after hitting two homers and driving in seven runs as his team won their first World Series Championship over the George Brett-led Kansas City Royals.

Steve Carlton received the National League Cy Young Award.

Tug McGraw received the Babe Ruth Award.

Manny Trillo was honored as the MVP of the National League Championship Series.

All-Stars

1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

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
A-Short Season Bend Phillies Northwest League P. J. Carey
Rookie Helena Phillies Pioneer League Roly de Armas

* League Champions[30]

Other Philadelphia sports teams of the same era

In the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia Flyers reached the Stanley Cup Finals in May 1980 before losing four games to two to the New York Islanders.[31]

Notes

  1. ^ "1980 Philadelphia Philles: Cardiac Kids". Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  2. ^ Greg Gross at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jerry Willard at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dave Rader at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ This Day in Philadelphia Sports, Brian Startare, Kevin Reavy, Sports Publishing, 2014.
  6. ^ Phils Beat Expos, Capture East, Washington Post, Thomas Boswell, October 5, 1980.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Roger Freed at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Juan Samuel at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ "Steve Jeltz Stats - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  11. ^ Rocky Childress at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Darren Daulton at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Kevin Romine at Baseball-Reference
  14. ^ Lerrin LaGrow at Baseball-Reference
  15. ^ Sparky Lyle at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ "In The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. April 30, 1980. p. F6. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  17. ^ "Scoreboard". The Gazette. May 8, 1980. p. 90. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  18. ^ "The Majors". The Pittsburgh Press. August 6, 1980. p. D3. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  19. ^ a b "Batting Out of Turn". retrosheet.org. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  20. ^ "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[.]
  21. ^ "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.
  22. ^ "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.
  23. ^ "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[.]
  24. ^ "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.
  25. ^ "1980 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  26. ^ Inc., Baseball Almanac,. "1980 Philadelphia Phillies Roster by Baseball Almanac". baseball-almanac.com.
  27. ^ "1980 Philadelphia Phillies Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  28. ^ 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.
  29. ^ "On the whole, they'd rather be in...". United Press International. October 21, 1980.
  30. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
  31. ^ 1980 NHL Stanley Cup Stanley Cup Final, Hockey Reference.

References

Scott Munninghoff

Scott Andrew Munninghoff (born December 5, 1958 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played briefly for the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1980 season. Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 175 pounds (79 kg), he batted and threw right-handed.

Munninghoff was drafted by the Phillies in the first round of the 1977 Major League Baseball Draft (22 overall) out of Purcell Marian High School. His professional career started off poorly, as he went 0–5 with a 5.52 earned run average for the New York–Penn League's Auburn Phillies in 1977. However, he improved to 17–7 with a 2.30 ERA in 26 starts for the 1978 Spartanburg Phillies.He debuted with the Philadelphia Phillies on April 13, 1980, pitching two scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the Montreal Expos. On April 22, in his first and only at bat, Munninghoff hit a triple (and scored a run), joining Chuck Lindstrom (1958), Eduardo Rodríguez (1973), and Eric Cammack (2000) as the only players to accomplish this feat in major league history.

After a poor outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in which he gave up a single, wild pitch and walked two (one of which occurred with the bases loaded) Munninghoff was reassigned to the triple A Oklahoma City 89ers. In four relief appearances, Munninghoff posted a 4.50 ERA and did not have a decision or save, giving up three earned runs on eight hits and five walks while striking out two in 6.0 innings of work.

Munninghoff spent the remainder of the 1980 season and all of 1981 with Oklahoma. On December 9, 1981, he was sent to the Cleveland Indians in completion of an earlier deal made on November 20, 1981 in which the Phillies sent a player to be named later to the Indians; the Indians sent catcher Bo Díaz to the Phillies; the Phillies sent Lonnie Smith to the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Cardinals sent Silvio Martinez and Lary Sorensen to the Indians. He spent one season in the Indians' organization, and pitched several seasons of independent ball before becoming a coach at Purcell Marian.

Munninghoff currently owns a roofing company in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lives with his wife and children.

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