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1980 Major League Baseball season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1980 Major League Baseball season saw the Philadelphia Phillies win their first World Series Championship.

Major league baseball final standings


The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Kansas City Royals in 6 games to win their first ever World Series Championship.

  League Championship Series ABC World Series NBC
East NY Yankees 0  
West Kansas City 3  
    AL Kansas City 2
  NL Philadelphia 4
East Philadelphia 3
West Houston 2  

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG George Brett KC .390 Bill Buckner CHC .324
HR Reggie Jackson NYY
Ben Oglivie MIL
41 Mike Schmidt PHI 48
RBI Cecil Cooper MIL 122 Mike Schmidt PHI 121
Wins Steve Stone BAL 25 Steve Carlton PHI 24
ERA Rudy May NYY 2.46 Don Sutton LA 2.20
SO Len Barker CLE 187 Steve Carlton PHI 286
SV Rich Gossage NYY
Dan Quisenberry KC
33 Bruce Sutter CHC 28
SB Rickey Henderson OAK 100 Ron LeFlore MTL 97






  • January 10 – Hughie Critz, 79, second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants who led NL in fielding four times and double plays three times
  • January 21 – Gene Rye, 73, outfielder for the 1931 Boston Red Sox
  • February 1 – Fred Walters, 67, catcher for the 1945 Boston Red Sox, and one of many players who only appeared in the majors during World War II
  • February 2 – Jack Rothrock, 74, center fielder for four different teams from 1925 to 1937, who led the victorious St. Louis Cardinals with six RBI in the 1934 World Series
  • March 1 – Emmett Ashford, 65, the major leagues' first black umpire, who worked in the American League from 1966 to 1970 and in the 1970 World Series
  • March 1 – Johnny Watwood, 74, center fielder who played from 1929 to 1939 for the Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies
  • April 7 – Buck Canel, 74, Spanish-language broadcaster of 42 World Series, as well as many years of New York Yankees games
  • April 21 – Ray Dobens, 73, pitcher for the 1929 Boston Red Sox
  • April 21 – Joe Page, 62, All-Star relief pitcher for the New York Yankees who set single-season record with 27 saves in 1949, led AL in saves and appearances twice each
  • April 28 – Bob Porterfield, 56, All-Star pitcher who was named The Sporting News AL Pitcher of the Year in 1953 after a 22–10 season with the Senators
  • June 1 – Rube Marquard, 93, Hall of Fame pitcher who retired with 201 wins and the NL record for career strikeouts by a left-hander (1593); had 19 consecutive wins for the Giants in 1912 for a modern major league record
  • June 3 – Fred Lieb, 92, sportswriter who covered every World Series from 1911 to 1958
  • June 9 – Odell Hale, 71, infielder for the Cleveland Indians in the 1930s, who hit .300 three times and collected two 100-RBI seasons
  • July 4 – Jack Martin, 93, shortstop who played from 1912 to 1914 for the New York Highlanders, Boston Braves and Philadelphia Phillies
  • July 23 – Wally Snell, 91, catcher for the 1913 Boston Red Sox, who later went on to a distinguished career as a college botany professor and athletic coach at Brown University for four decades
  • July 30 – Joe Lucey, 83, infielder/pitcher for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox between 1920 and 1925
  • August 4 – Lefty Jamerson, 80, pitcher for the 1924 Boston Red Sox
  • August 27 – John Wilson, 77, pitched briefly for the Red Sox from 1927 to 1928
  • September 24 – Ernie Shore, 89, pitcher who relieved Babe Ruth with a man on first in a 1917 game and proceeded to retire the runner and all 26 remaining batters
  • October 1 – Pat Veltman, 74, utility player best known for his 1928 season, where his only hit was a triple
  • November 29 – Bill Dunlap, 71, outfielder for the Boston Braves from 1929 to 1930
  • December 5 – Don Padgett, 69, backup catcher/outfielder who hit .288 in 699 games with the Cardinals, Dodgers, Braves and Phillies from 1937–48
  • December 14 – Elston Howard, 51, nine-time All-Star catcher for the New York Yankees who was that team's first black player and the AL's 1963 MVP; later a coach
  • December 31 – Bob Shawkey, 90, pitcher who had four 20-win seasons for the Yankees, later was coach at Dartmouth

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