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Encyclopedia > 1980 American League Championship Series

The 1980 American League Championship Series faced the 97-65 Kansas City Royals against the team that had defeated them three straight years in the ALCS from 1976-1978, the 103-59 New York Yankees. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5,10,20 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans...


Managers: Jim Frey, Kansas City; Dick Howser, New York James Gottfried Frey (born May 26, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former manager in Major League Baseball. ... Richard Dalton (Dick) Howser (May 14, 1936 - June 17, 1987) was an American Major League Baseball shortstop and manager. ...


Umpires: Steve Palermo, Joe Brinkman, Larry McCoy, Bill Haller, Ken Kaiser, George Maloney Steve Palermo was born in October 9, 1949 in Worcester, Massachusetts. ... Joe Brinkman (b. ... Larry McCoy was an American League umpire from 1971 to 1999. ... Kenneth John Kaiser (born July 26, 1945 in Rochester, New York) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1977 to 1999. ...


Television: ABC (Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Billy Martin announcing) The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television sportscaster. ... James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945 in New York, NY), best known as Jim Palmer and nicknamed Cakes, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984). ... Alfred Manuel Billy Martin, (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989), a former Major League Baseball player and manager, was manager of the New York Yankees five different times and won two league championships and one World Series as their manager. ...


Series MVP: Frank White, Kansas City Frank White, Jr. ...


Game 1

October 8 Royals Stadium October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... Kauffman Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, that is a part of the Truman Sports Complex that also includes Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 1
Kansas City 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 X 7 10 0
W: Larry Gura (1-0)  L: Ron Guidry (0-1)  
HRs: NYYRick Cerone (1) Lou Piniella (1)   KCRGeorge Brett (1)

Lawrence Cyril Gura (born November 26, 1947 in Joliet, Illinois) was a left-handed baseball pitcher. ... Pitcher Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (Louisiana Lightning and Gator) (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Richard Aldo Cerone (born May 19, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball player from 1975 to 1992 for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, and Montreal Expos. ... Lou Piniella being introduced as Cubs manager, October 17, 2006. ... Brett batting George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is a former American baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. ...

Game 2

October 9 Royals Stadium October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kauffman Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Kansas City, Missouri, that is a part of the Truman Sports Complex that also includes Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. ...


Game 2 proved to be much more exciting. With the Royals clinging to a 3-2 lead, the Yankees threatened in the eighth. Willie Randolph singled, and with two outs Bob Watson ripped a liner to deep left field. Confident in Randolph's speed, Yankee third base coach Mike Ferraro decided to wave Randolph home. Leftfielder Willie Wilson threw the ball over the head of his cut-off man, the shortstop, but third baseman George Brett made a heads-up play by backing up the throw. He whirled and threw Randolph out at the plate. The Royals ended up winning by that 3-2 margin, and after the game Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was furious at his third base coach. Willie Larry Randolph (born July 6, 1954 in Holly Hill, South Carolina, but grew up in New York City), is the current manager of the New York Mets and was a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland... Robert Jose Watson (born April 10, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) was a Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves from 1966-1984. ... Willie James Wilson (born July 9, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, and Chicago Cubs. ... Brett batting George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is a former American baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. ... George Steinbrenner, The Boss George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio) often known as The Boss, is the principal owner of the New York Yankees. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Kansas City 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 6 0
W: Dennis Leonard (1-0)  L: Rudy May (0-1)  S: Dan Quisenberry (1)
HRs: NYYGraig Nettles

Dennis Patrick Leonard (Born May 8th, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY) One of the Kansas City Royals most dominating pitchers of the late 70s and early 80s, but a promising career cut short due to injuries. ... Rudolph May Jr. ... Dan Quisenberry autograph on a 1986 Fleer baseball card - 1986 Series, #18 Daniel Raymond Quisenberry (February 7, 1953 – September 30, 1998), nicknamed Quiz, was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Kansas City Royals. ... Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944 in San Diego, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970-72), New York Yankees (1973-83), San Diego Padres (1984-86), Atlanta Braves (1987) and Montreal Expos...

Game 3

October 10 Yankee Stadium October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ...


With a 2-0 series lead, the Royals headed to Yankee Stadium for Game 3. Holding on to a 2-1 lead in the seventh inning, pitcher Tommy John gave up a two-out double to Willie Wilson. Yankee manager Dick Howser brought in hard-throwing Goose Gossage, who gave up a single to U.L. Washington, bringing up Brett. Brett had wowed the majors during the year, flirting with batting .400 before finishing the year at .390. The exterior of Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... Thomas Edward John Jr. ... Richard Dalton (Dick) Howser (May 14, 1936 - June 17, 1987) was an American Major League Baseball shortstop and manager. ... Richard Michael Goose Gossage (born July 5, 1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played 21 seasons for nine different teams before retiring in 1994. ... U. L. Washington (born October 27, 1953 in Stringtown, Oklahoma) was a Major League Baseball player from 1977 to 1987 for the Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos, and Pittsburgh Pirates. ...


Brett blasted a Gossage fastball into the upper deck, stunning the Yankee Stadium crowd. The Royals had a 4-2 lead with All-Star reliever Dan Quisenberry on the mound. The Yankees mounted a major threat in the eighth, loading the bases with no one out. Quisenberry then got Rick Cerone to line into a double play and the next batter to ground out to close out the inning. The ninth went one-two-three as the Royals and the long-suffering Kansas City baseball fans finally won the American League Pennant. Dan Quisenberry autograph on a 1986 Fleer baseball card - 1986 Series, #18 Daniel Raymond Quisenberry (February 7, 1953 – September 30, 1998), nicknamed Quiz, was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Kansas City Royals. ... Richard Aldo Cerone (born May 19, 1954 in Newark, New Jersey) was a Major League Baseball player from 1975 to 1992 for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, and Montreal Expos. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 12 1
New York 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0
W: Dan Quisenberry (1-0)  L: Rich Gossage (0-1)
HRs: KCRGeorge Brett (2) Frank White (1)

A fascinating postscript to the Brett-Gossage matchup came three years later in a regular season game on July 24, 1983, when the two would face each other again, and again Brett would homer, this time in the ninth to give the Royals a 5-4 lead. But after umpire Tim McClelland looked at Brett's bat and seeing pine tar applied above the area allowed, he ruled Brett out. Brett charged out of the dugout in a rage, but to no avail. The Yankees would end up winning 4-3. However, the American League president later ruled that the home run should stand, and all the players went back out onto the field at Yankee Stadium on August 18 and played out the game with the runs put back on the board. The Royals ended up winning the game, but it was rather anticlimactic as neither team would come close to making it to the playoffs that year. Dan Quisenberry autograph on a 1986 Fleer baseball card - 1986 Series, #18 Daniel Raymond Quisenberry (February 7, 1953 – September 30, 1998), nicknamed Quiz, was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Kansas City Royals. ... Richard Michael Goose Gossage (born July 5, 1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played 21 seasons for nine different teams before retiring in 1994. ... Brett batting George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is a former American baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. ... Frank White, Jr. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Timothy Reid McClelland (born December 12, 1951 in Jackson, Michigan) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1983 to 1999 and throughout both leagues since 2000. ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ... The 1969 American League Championship Series was the first ALCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... The 1970 American League Championship Series was a match-up between the Eastern Division Champion Baltimore Orioles and the Western Division Champion Minnesota Twins. ... The 1971 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Eastern Division Champion Baltimore Orioles and the Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics. ... The 1972 American League Championship Series took place between October 7 and October 12 of 1972. ... The 1973 American League Championship Series took place between October 6 and October 11, 1973. ... The 1974 American League Championship Series was a best-of-five matchup between the Eastern Division Champion Baltimore Orioles and the Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics. ... The 1975 American League Championship Series faced the Boston Red Sox and the 3-time defending world champion Oakland Athletics for the right to advance to the 1975 World Series. ... The 1976 American League Championship Series The 1976 American Championship Series was won by The New York Yankees who defeated The Kansas City Royals 3 games to 2. ... The 1977 American League Championship Series was a 5-game series played between October 5 and October 9, 1957, at Yankee Stadium (Games 1-2), and Royals Stadium (3-5). ... The 1978 American League Championship Series was held between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals. ... The 1979 American League Championship Series was a best-of-five series that pitted the Eastern Division Champion Baltimore Orioles against the Western Division Champion California Angels. ... The 1981 American League Championship Series was a best-of-five series between the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics. ... The 1982 American League Championship Series was played between the Milwaukee Brewers and the California Angels from October 5 to October 10, 1982. ... The 1983 American League Championship Series was played between the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles from October 5, 1983 to October 8, 1983. ... The 1984 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals. ... The 1985 American League Championship Series was played between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to October 16, 1985. ... The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series. ... The 1987 American League Championship Series pitted the Minnesota Twins, the AL West champions, against the Detroit Tigers, the AL East champions. ... The 1988 American League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series that pitted the Eastern Division Champion Boston Red Sox against the Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics. ... The 1989 American League Championship Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays from October 3 to October 8, 1989. ... The 1990 American League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series that matched the Eastern Division Champion Boston Red Sox against the Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics. ... The 1991 American League Championship Series was played between the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to October 13, 1991. ... The 1992 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics from October 7 to October 14, 1992. ... The 1993 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox from October 5 to October 12, 1993. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1995 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1995 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Cleveland Indians against the Western Division champion Seattle Mariners. ... The 1996 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 1996 American League playoffs, matched the Eastern Division champion New York Yankees against the Wild Card champion Baltimore Orioles. ... The 1997 American League Championship Series pitted the Cleveland Indians, who won coming back against the New York Yankees in the 1997 AL Division Series, and the Baltimore Orioles, who went wire-to-wire and beat the Seattle Mariners in the Division Series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... New York Yankees vs. ... The 2000 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees and the Wild Card Champion Seattle Mariners. ... The 2001 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the New York Yankees, who had come off a dramatic comeback against the Oakland Athletics in the Division Series, and the Seattle Mariners, who won an American League record 116 regular season games and won the Division Series against the... The 2002 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Wild Card Champion Anaheim Angels and the Central Division Champion Minnesota Twins. ... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... The 2005 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2005 American League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion Chicago White Sox against the Western Division champion Los Angeles Angels. ... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) is the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs in which the Detroit Tigers lead the series 3-0. ...


 
 

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