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.
No one watching on TV along with me here in Philly, or any among the 14,952 in attendance that afternoon at the venerable ballpark on Chicago’s North Side, had any clue as to the historic insanity we were about to witness.
The only player on the 1976 Phillies roster who fits the bill for this 'Phillies 50' series is infielder Fred Andrews, who appeared in four games that year.
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.
On the anniversary of Jonathan Papelbon setting the Phillies franchise saves record, a look back at the top closers in franchise history.