With the Phillies taking part in what would become a down-to-the-wire divisional race, McCarver was signed on September 1, 1980 to return as a player. He would serve as a veteran voice in the clubhouse, a lefty pinch-hit bat, and emergency insurance at first base and catcher.
Remembering Tony Taylor
Earlier this month the Philadelphia Phillies family had to say goodbye to another member, longtime player and coach and Phillies Wall of Famer Tony Taylor.
Phillies 1980 vs 2008: Shortstop
During the 40th anniversary of the Phillies 1980 World Series title a position-by-position comparison with the 2008 champs continues with the shortstops.