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.
The Chicago Cubs hired Dallas Green away to become their general manager and he used former Phillies players to help win the 1984 NL East in Chicago.
Tony Taylor appeared in 15 seasons with the Phillies over two different stints as a player, was a longtime coach, and enshrined on the Wall of Fame in 2002.
The 'Phillies 50' celebration on the history of the ball club over the last half-century takes a look at those who reached base the most for the team.
A position-by-position comparison between the Phillies 1980 and 2008 world champions continues in center field with Garry Maddox and Shane Victorino.