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.
The Phillies gave 21-year-old former first round draft pick Scott Munninghoff his only four big-league mound appearances early in the 1980 season.
Jay Baller was a right-handed pitcher who appeared in six big-league seasons, the first and last of those a decade apart with the Phillies in 1982 and 1992.
Our comparison of the Philadelphia Phillies 1980 and 2008 World Series championship teams continues with a look at the two bench groups.