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.
1980 Philadelphia Phillies: memorable and beloved
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.
Phillies Phlashback: The Dave Cash trade
The Ken Brett for Dave Cash trade between the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates on this very date 47 years ago proved to be a winner for both teams. Division and cross-state rivals dealing key players in their prime to one another.
LA and Philly: A perfect match
Larry Andersen arrived in Philly at the 1983 trade deadline in a move to bolster the bullpen, and became one of the most beloved Phillies of all-time.
Phillies 50: Forgotten 1972 – Bob Terlecki
Right-handed pitcher Bob Terlecki made his only nine MLB appearances in the late summer of 1972 with the Philadelphia Phillies.