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?
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.
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.
The final position-by-position comparison between the 1980 and 2008 Philadelphia Phillies world champions with Bake McBride and Jayson Werth in right field.
The 1980 Philadelphia Phillies won the first World Series championship in franchise history. The four Fall Classic victories are featured today on MLB Network.