To say that the 1980 Philadelphia Phillies will always be remembered is an obvious statement. But that team is more than just memorable to those of us who lived the experience. For my Pop, who passed away in the summer of 1992 at age 83, and myself, and tens of thousands like us who are still around, those Phillies will always be beloved.
20 greatest Black players in Phillies history
Joe Morgan and Ferguson Jenkins, who put up the numbers that elevated them to the Hall of Fame while with the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs respectively, were clearly among the greatest Black players to ever pull on a Phillies jersey. You won't find them listed...
What if the 1980’s Phillies had stood pat?
What if the post-1980 Philadelphia Phillies had stayed pat for the most part? What if most of the trades made by general manager Paul Owens had not been considered or consummated?
Phillies 50: Forgotten 1980 – Orlando Isales
The Phillies gave outfielder Orlando Isales his only three games of Major League Baseball experience at age 20 during the final weeks of the 1980 season.
Phillies 50: Forgotten 1981 – Don McCormack
Don McCormack was a longtime catcher in the Phillies minor league system who got cups of coffee with the big club in both 1980 and 1981.