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1980 in baseball

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following are the baseball events of the year 1980 throughout the world.

Champions

Major League Baseball

World Series: Philadelphia Phillies over Kansas City Royals (4–2); Mike Schmidt, MVP

  League Championship Series ABC World Series NBC
                 
West Kansas City Royals 3  
East New York Yankees 1  
    AL Kansas City Royals 2
  NL Philadelphia Phillies 4
East Philadelphia Phillies 3
West Houston Astros 2  

Other champions

Winter Leagues

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG George Brett .390 Bill Buckner .324
HR Reggie Jackson & Ben Oglivie 41 Mike Schmidt 48
RBI Cecil Cooper 122 Mike Schmidt 121
Wins Steve Stone 25 Steve Carlton 24
ERA Rudy May 2.46 Don Sutton 2.20

Major league baseball final standings

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

  • September 10 – Bill Gullickson strikes out 18, the most by a major league rookie pitcher, as the Montréal Expos beat the Chicago Cubs 4–2.
  • September 18 – Gary Ward hit for the cycle in a 9-8 Minnesota Twins loss to Milwaukee. He did it in only the 14th game of his career, which still stands as the major league record for fewest games played before first hitting for the cycle.
  • September 20 – George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his batting average below .400. It will not climb above .400 again, and he finishes the season with a .390 batting average, the closest any player had come to a .400 batting average since Ted Williams in 1941. Only Tony Gwynn will come closer than that before the 20th century ends.
  • September 24 – The Atlanta Braves reach the 1,000,000 mark in attendance. It marks the first time that every National League team has drawn at least 1,000,000 fans for a season.
  • September 28 - Before an ABC National television audience, the Montreal Expos beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-3 to take a half-game lead in the National League East. Steve Rogers picked up his 16th win of the season while Gary Carter was the offensive hero for the Expos as he went 3-for-4 including 2 home runs. His great day would put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated the following week.

October

November

December

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

  • January 6 – June Gilmore, 57, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player.
  • 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.
  • March 3 – Jerry Priddy, 60, second baseman who played from 1941 to 1953 for the New York Yankees, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers.
  • 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.
  • May 16 – Cap Peterson, 37, outfielder who played from 1962 to 1969 for the San Francisco Giants, Washington Senators and Cleveland Indians.
  • 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.
  • June 12 – Dan Thomas, 29, outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1976 to 1977.
  • 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 18 – Fredda Acker, 54, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player, who was named Mrs. America in 1947.
  • 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 4 – Georgette Vincent, 52. who pitched for two All-American Girls Professional Baseball League champion teams spanning 1951–1952.
  • December 5 – Don Padgett, 69, backup catcher/outfielder who hit .288 in 699 games with the Cardinals, Dodgers, Braves and Phillies from 1937 to 1948.
  • 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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