Phillies Fall Classics III: 1980 World Series Game Two

A big 3rd inning explosion and Tug McGraw bullpen heroics gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 7-6 victory in Game One of the 1980 World Series at Veteran’s Stadium the previous night, setting the stage for Game Two on Wednesday night, October 15th, 1980.This was a big night for me personally, as it was and remains still the only … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics III: 1980 World Series Game Two

Phillies Fall Classics II: 1980 World Series Game One

As a new decade was dawning in mid-October of 1980, the Fall Classic would feature the Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Royals. In the late 1970's, both clubs had been frequent bridesmaids in the National and American Leagues respectively. But in 1980, both finally kicked in the door, won a pennant, and advanced to the World … Continue reading Phillies Fall Classics II: 1980 World Series Game One

Pete Rose hustles to Phillies

Pete Rose was the first big Phillies free agent signingOn December 5th, 1978 the Philadelphia Phillies dipped into the free agent market for the first time, and hauled in a big fish. Pete Rose, the man known as Charlie Hustle, was signed away from the Cincinnati Reds.The driving force behind a 2-time World Series-winning ‘Big … Continue reading Pete Rose hustles to Phillies