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Encyclopedia > 1980 National League Championship Series

The 1980 National League Championship Series was played between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros from October 7 to October 12. Philadelphia won the series three games to two to advance to the World Series, eventually defeating the Kansas City Royals for their first and so far only world championship. The 1980 NLCS is widely regarded as one of the most exciting postseason series in baseball history. 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 National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... haha ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ...


Managers: Dallas Green (Philadelphia), Bill Virdon (Houston) George Dallas Green (born August 4, 1934 in Newport, Delaware) is a former pitcher, manager and executive in Major League Baseball who is perhaps best known for his involvement with the Philadelphia Phillies. ... William Charles Virdon (born June 9, 1931) is a retired American baseball player, manager and coach. ...


Umpires: Bob Engel, Terry Tata, Bruce Froemming, Doug Harvey, Ed Vargo, Jerry Crawford Bruce Neal Froemming (born September 28, 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is the longest tenured umpire in the history of Major League Baseball in terms of the number of seasons umpired, currently in his 37th season [1]. He first umpired in the National League in 1971, and since 2000 has worked... Harold Douglas Harvey (born March 13, 1930 in South Gate, California) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1962 to 1992. ... Gerald Joseph Crawford (born August 13, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an umpire for Major League Baseball. ...


Television: ABC (Keith Jackson, Don Drysdale and Howard Cosell broadcasting) The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Keith Jackson (born October 18, 1928, in Roopville, Georgia) is a former American sportscaster, known for his long career with ABC Sports television and his coverage of college football. ... Donald Scott Drysdale (July 23, 1936 – July 3, 1993) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ...


Series MVP:Manny Trillo Jesús Manuel Marcano Manny Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed Indio, is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Oakland Athletics (1973-74), Chicago Cubs (1975-78, 1986-88), Philadelphia Phillies (1979-82), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984-85...

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Philadelphia Phillies

Ramón Avilés, Bob Boone, Larry Bowa, Warren Brusstar, Marty Bystrom, Steve Carlton, Larry Christenson, Greg Gross, Greg Luzinski, Garry Maddox, Bake McBride, Tug McGraw, Keith Moreland, Dickie Noles, Ron Reed, Pete Rose, Dick Ruthven, Kevin Saucier, Mike Schmidt, Lonnie Smith, Manny Trillo, Del Unser, George Vukovich. Ramón Antonio Avilés Miranda (born January 22, 1952 in Manati, Puerto Rico) is a former backup infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1977) and Philadelphia Phillies (1979-1981). ... Robert Raymond Boone (born November 19, 1947) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who was a four-time All_Star and one of the best defensive catchers in the games history. ... Lawrence Robert Bowa (born December 6, 1945 in Sacramento, California) is a former middle infielder, playing mainly as a shortstop, and manager in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... Warren Scott Brusstar is a former baseball player who played 9 years from 1977-1985. ... Martin Eugene Bystrom (July 26, 1958 in Coral Gables, Florida), is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1980-1985. ... Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ... Larry Richard Christenson (November 10, 1953 in Everett, Washington), is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1973-1983. ... Gregory Eugene Gross (born August 1, 1952 in York, Pennsylvania), is a former professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1973-1989. ... Gregory Michael The Bull Luzinski (born on November 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Garry Lee Maddox (born September 9, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player known for outstanding defense. ... Bake McBride was a Major League Baseball player who won the Rookie of the Year award in 1974, when he had a . ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... Bobby Keith Moreland (born May 2, 1954 in Dallas, Texas) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and San Diego Padres. ... Dickie Ray Noles (born November 19, 1956 in Charlotte, North Carolina) was a Pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (1979-81 and 1990), Chicago Cubs (1982-84 and 1987), Texas Rangers (1984-85), Cleveland Indians (1986), Detroit Tigers (1987) and Baltimore Orioles (1988). ... Ronald Lee Reed (born November 2, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former starting/relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1966-75), St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Richard David Ruthven (born March 27, 1951 Sacramento, CA - ) was a pitcher with a 14 year career from 1973 to 1986. ... Kevin Andrew Saucier (born August 9, 1956 in Pensacola, Florida) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1978 to 1982 for the Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other persons named Lonnie Smith, see Lonnie Smith (disambiguation). ... Jesús Manuel Marcano Manny Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed Indio, is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Oakland Athletics (1973-74), Chicago Cubs (1975-78, 1986-88), Philadelphia Phillies (1979-82), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984-85... Delbert Bernard Unser (born December 9, 1944 Decatur, IL - ) was a utility player with a 15 year career from 1968 to 1982. ... George Stephen Vukovich (June 24, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois), is a professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1980-1985. ...


Houston Astros

Joaquín Andújar, Alan Ashby, Dave Bergman, Bruce Bochy, Enos Cabell, César Cedeño, José Cruz, Ken Forsch, Danny Heep, Art Howe, Frank LaCorte, Rafael Landestoy, Jeffrey Leonard, Joe Morgan, Joe Niekro, Terry Puhl, Luis Pujols, Craig Reynolds, Vern Ruhle, Nolan Ryan, Joe Sambito, Dave Smith, Denny Walling, Gary Woods. Pitcher Joaquín Andújar, with the Astros Joaquín Andújar [an-DOO-har] (born December 21, 1952 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Houston Astros (1976-81, 1988), St. ... Alan Dean Ashby (born July 8, 1951 in Long Beach, California) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, and Houston Astros. ... David Bruce Bergman (born June 6, 1953, in Evanston, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball first baseman, designated hitter, and outfielder. ... Bruce Douglas Bochy (born April 16, 1955 in Landes de Boussac, France) is the manager of the San Francisco Giants. ... Enos Cabell (1949- Present) played 15 seasons of Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, and Los Angeles Dodgers. ... César Cedeño César Cedeño Encarnación [SAY-sar say-DAY-nyo] (born February 25, 1951 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the Houston Astros (1970-81), Cincinnati Reds (1982-85), St. ... José Cruz (born August 8, 1947 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico) is a former outfielder and a coach in Major League Baseball. ... Kenneth Roth (Ken) Forsch (born September 8, 1946 in Sacramento, California) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball with a 16-year career from 1970 to 1986. ... Daniel William Heep (Born July 3, 1957) in San Antonio, Texas, is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Arthur Henry Howe Jr. ... Frank Joseph LaCorte (October 13, 1951 in San Jose, California), is a retired professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1975-1984. ... Rafael Landestoy (born May 28, 1953) in Bani, Dominican Republic) was an eight year major league baseball veteran who played for the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, and Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Jeffrey Leonard (born September 22, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball with a 14-year career from 1977 to 1990. ... Joseph Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990 with 81. ... Joe Niekro autograph on a 1981 Fleer baseball card - 1981 Series, #54 Joseph Franklin Niekro (November 7, 1944- October 27, 2006) was a Major League Baseball player, brother of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, and father of current player Lance Niekro. ... Terry Puhl, professional baseball player, was born on July 8, 1956 in Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Luis Pujols (born November 18, 1955) was managers of the Detroit Tigers for part of the 2002 season. ... Gordon Craig Reynolds (born December 27, 1952 in Houston, Texas) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Houston Astros. ... Vernon Gerald Ruhle (January 25, 1951 - January 20, 2007) was an American right-handed pitcher and coach in Major League Baseball who played thirteen seasons from 1974 to 1986, primarily with the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros. ... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... Joseph Charles (Joe) Sambito (born June 28, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros (1976-1982, 1984), New York Mets (1985) and Boston Red Sox (1986-1987). ... Dave Smith (born January 21, 1955 in Richmond, California) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ... Dennis Martin Walling (born April 17, 1954 in Neptune, New Jersey) was a 61 185 lbs. ... Gary Lee Woods (July 20, 1954 in Santa Barbara, California), is a retired professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1976-1985. ...


Game 1

October 7: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (informally called The Vet) was a professional sports facility located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 X 3 8 1
W: Steve Carlton (1-0)   L: Ken Forsch (0-1)   S: Tug McGraw (1)
HR: HOU – None  PHIGreg Luzinski (1)
Pitchers: HOU – Forsch  PHI – Carlton, McGraw (8)
Attendance: 65,277

Game 1 was the most ordinary contest of the series. Starters Ken Forsch and Steve Carlton dueled for the first five innings, with only one run scored by Houston in the third on an RBI single by Gary Woods. Philadelphia's Greg Luzinski essentially decided the game in the sixth when he homered after Pete Rose had singled. This was the only home run of the entire series. The Phillies added another run in the seventh on a run-scoring single by pinch-hitter Greg Gross. Tug McGraw relieved Carlton at the start of the eighth and allowed only a walk over the last two innings for the save. Despite pitching fairly well in a complete game effort, Forsch took the loss. Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ... Kenneth Roth (Ken) Forsch (born September 8, 1946 in Sacramento, California) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball with a 16-year career from 1970 to 1986. ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... Gregory Michael The Bull Luzinski (born on November 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Kenneth Roth (Ken) Forsch (born September 8, 1946 in Sacramento, California) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball with a 16-year career from 1970 to 1986. ... Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ... Gary Lee Woods (July 20, 1954 in Santa Barbara, California), is a retired professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1976-1985. ... Gregory Michael The Bull Luzinski (born on November 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gregory Eugene Gross (born August 1, 1952 in York, Pennsylvania), is a former professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1973-1989. ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ...


Game 2

October 8: Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (informally called The Vet) was a professional sports facility located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Houston 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 7 8 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 14 2
W: Frank LaCorte (1-0)   L: Ron Reed (0-1)   S: Joaquin Andujar (1)
HR: HOU – None  PHI – None
Pitchers: HOU – Ryan, Sambito (7), Smith (7), LaCorte (9), Andujar (10)  PHI – Ruthven, McGraw (8), Reed (9), Saucier (10)
Attendance: 65,476

Houston evened the series in Game 2, a seesaw contest that would prove typical of the series as a whole. Houston opened the scoring in the third when Terry Puhl singled home Craig Reynolds after a sacrifice bunt by Nolan Ryan. The Phillies took the lead with two runs in the fourth on RBIs from Greg Luzinski and Garry Maddox. Houston evened the score in the seventh when Ryan walked and was doubled home by Puhl, and went ahead in the eighth after Joe Morgan doubled and scored on a single by José Cruz. Frank Joseph LaCorte (October 13, 1951 in San Jose, California), is a retired professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1975-1984. ... Ronald Lee Reed (born November 2, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former starting/relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1966-75), St. ... Pitcher Joaquín Andújar, with the Astros Joaquín Andújar [an-DOO-har] (born December 21, 1952 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Houston Astros (1976-81, 1988), St. ... Terry Puhl, professional baseball player, was born on July 8, 1956 in Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Gordon Craig Reynolds (born December 27, 1952 in Houston, Texas) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Houston Astros. ... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... Gregory Michael The Bull Luzinski (born on November 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Garry Lee Maddox (born September 9, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player known for outstanding defense. ... Joseph Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990 with 81. ... José Cruz (born August 8, 1947 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico) is a former outfielder and a coach in Major League Baseball. ...


After loading the bases in the seventh but failing to score, the Phillies got a run in the eighth to tie the game 3-3 when Maddox singled home pinch-runner Lonnie Smith. The Astros went 1-2-3 in the ninth but the Phillies loaded the bases with one out in their half of the inning on singles by Bake McBride, Mike Schmidt, and Smith. But Manny Trillo, who would eventually win the series MVP award, struck out and Maddox fouled out to end the threat. For other persons named Lonnie Smith, see Lonnie Smith (disambiguation). ... Bake McBride was a Major League Baseball player who won the Rookie of the Year award in 1974, when he had a . ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Jesús Manuel Marcano Manny Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed Indio, is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Oakland Athletics (1973-74), Chicago Cubs (1975-78, 1986-88), Philadelphia Phillies (1979-82), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984-85...


The tenth inning turned disastrous for the Phillies as Houston used three hits to score four runs, with an RBI single by Cruz, a run-scoring groundout by César Cedeño, and a two-run triple by Dave Bergman. The Phillies got an unearned run in the bottom of the inning on an error by Reynolds at shortstop. But Astros reliever Joaquin Andujar held on for the save and the series was level. César Cedeño César Cedeño Encarnación [SAY-sar say-DAY-nyo] (born February 25, 1951 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the Houston Astros (1970-81), Cincinnati Reds (1982-85), St. ... David Bruce Bergman (born June 6, 1953, in Evanston, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball first baseman, designated hitter, and outfielder. ... Pitcher Joaquín Andújar, with the Astros Joaquín Andújar [an-DOO-har] (born December 21, 1952 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Houston Astros (1976-81, 1988), St. ...


Game 3

October 10: Astrodome, Houston, Texas is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... “Houston” redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Houston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 1
W: Dave Smith (1-0)   L: Tug McGraw (0-1)   S: None
HR: PHI – None  HOU – None
Pitchers: PHI – Christenson, Noles (7), McGraw (8)  HOU – Niekro, Smith (11)
Attendance: 44,443

Houston's Astrodome was always known as a pitcher's park, and the domed stadium lived up to its reputation when the series moved there for Game 3. The two teams' pitching staffs combined to yield only thirteen hits and one run in the game's eleven innings. Houston's Joe Niekro pitched ten strong innings but unfortunately missed out on what would have been a well-deserved win, while Phillies closer Tug McGraw took the loss. Both teams did get men to third on a few occasions: Houston in the first and fourth and Philadelphia in the third. But the staffs held firm until the bottom of the eleventh. Joe Morgan led off the inning for the Astros with a triple to right. After two intentional walks Denny Walling hit a sacrifice fly to bring home the game's only run and give Houston the victory. The Astros were now just one win away from the franchise's first-ever appearance in the World Series. Dave Smith (born January 21, 1955 in Richmond, California) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... Joe Niekro autograph on a 1981 Fleer baseball card - 1981 Series, #54 Joseph Franklin Niekro (November 7, 1944- October 27, 2006) was a Major League Baseball player, brother of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, and father of current player Lance Niekro. ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... Joseph Leonard Morgan (born September 19, 1943 in Bonham, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990 with 81. ... Dennis Martin Walling (born April 17, 1954 in Neptune, New Jersey) was a 61 185 lbs. ...


Game 4

October 11: Astrodome, Houston,Texas is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... Nickname: Bayou City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area    - City 1,558 km²  (601. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 13 0
Houston 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 2
W: Warren Brusstar (1-0)   L: Joe Sambito (0-1)   S: Tug McGraw (2)
HR: PHI – None  HOU – None
Pitchers: PHI – Carlton, Noles (6), Saucier (7), Reed (7), Brusstar (8), McGraw (10)  HOU – Ruhle, Smith (8), Sambito (8)
Attendance: 44,952

In what was by now a familiar pattern, Game 4 turned into a back-and-forth contest that wasn't decided until extra innings. Houston got out to an early 2-0 lead on single runs in the fourth and fifth, when Enos Cabell scored after his double to left and Rafael Landestoy came home after his triple to center. In what would prove to be critical failings, the Astros loaded the bases in both the sixth and seventh but couldn't add to their lead. The Phillies took advantage by going ahead with three runs in the eighth, highlighted by run-scoring singles from Pete Rose and Mike Schmidt. Warren Scott Brusstar is a former baseball player who played 9 years from 1977-1985. ... Joseph Charles (Joe) Sambito (born June 28, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros (1976-1982, 1984), New York Mets (1985) and Boston Red Sox (1986-1987). ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... Enos Cabell (1949- Present) played 15 seasons of Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, and Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Rafael Landestoy (born May 28, 1953) in Bani, Dominican Republic) was an eight year major league baseball veteran who played for the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, and Los Angeles Dodgers. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The Astros didn't go quietly and leveled the score in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI single by Terry Puhl. But the tenth was ruinous for Houston. The Phillies' Greg Luzinski doubled home Rose with the go-ahead run on a close play at the plate where Rose ran over Astros catcher Bruce Bochy. Manny Trillo then singled home Luzinski with an insurance tally. The Astros went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the tenth, and the series was tied. Terry Puhl, professional baseball player, was born on July 8, 1956 in Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Gregory Michael The Bull Luzinski (born on November 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Bruce Douglas Bochy (born April 16, 1955 in Landes de Boussac, France) is the manager of the San Francisco Giants. ... Jesús Manuel Marcano Manny Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed Indio, is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Oakland Athletics (1973-74), Chicago Cubs (1975-78, 1986-88), Philadelphia Phillies (1979-82), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984-85...


Game 5

October 12: Astrodome, Houston, Texas is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... “Houston” redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 8 13 2
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 7 14 0
W: Dick Ruthven (1-0)   L: Frank LaCorte (1-1)   S: None
HR: PHI – None  HOU – None
Pitchers: PHI – Bystrom, Brusstar (6), Christenson (7), Reed (7), McGraw (8), Ruthven (9)  HOU – Ryan, Sambito (8), Forsch (8), LaCorte (9)
Attendance: 44,802

Game 5 capped the series in fitting fashion, with seemingly endless surprises and excitement. The Astros jumped to an early lead in the first on a run-scoring double by José Cruz. Philadelphia bounced back to take the lead on a two-run single by Bob Boone in the second. The Astros saw Luis Pujols and Enos Cabell thrown out at the plate in the second and fifth, but finally broke through to tie the game 2-2 on an unearned run in the sixth, thanks to an error by Philadelphia's less than surehanded left fielder Greg Luzinski. Richard David Ruthven (born March 27, 1951 Sacramento, CA - ) was a pitcher with a 14 year career from 1973 to 1986. ... Frank Joseph LaCorte (October 13, 1951 in San Jose, California), is a retired professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1975-1984. ... José Cruz (born August 8, 1947 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico) is a former outfielder and a coach in Major League Baseball. ... Robert Raymond Boone (born November 19, 1947) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who was a four-time All_Star and one of the best defensive catchers in the games history. ... Luis Pujols (born November 18, 1955) was managers of the Detroit Tigers for part of the 2002 season. ... Enos Cabell (1949- Present) played 15 seasons of Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, and Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Gregory Michael The Bull Luzinski (born on November 22, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball. ...


Houston took what seemed like a solid 5-2 lead in the seventh on an RBI single by Denny Walling, a wild pitch from Phillies reliever Larry Christenson, and a run-scoring triple by Art Howe. A three run deficit in the eighth inning against Nolan Ryan seemed insurmountable. But the Phillies would not die. They loaded the bases with nobody out on three straight singles, including two infield hits, and then got two runs on a walk to Pete Rose and a groundout by Keith Moreland. An RBI single by Del Unser tied the game 5-5, and then Manny Trillo put the Phillies ahead with a two-run triple. Dennis Martin Walling (born April 17, 1954 in Neptune, New Jersey) was a 61 185 lbs. ... Larry Richard Christenson (November 10, 1953 in Everett, Washington), is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1973-1983. ... Arthur Henry Howe Jr. ... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bobby Keith Moreland (born May 2, 1954 in Dallas, Texas) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and San Diego Padres. ... Delbert Bernard Unser (born December 9, 1944 Decatur, IL - ) was a utility player with a 15 year career from 1968 to 1982. ... Jesús Manuel Marcano Manny Trillo (born December 25, 1950), also nicknamed Indio, is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Oakland Athletics (1973-74), Chicago Cubs (1975-78, 1986-88), Philadelphia Phillies (1979-82), Cleveland Indians (1983), Montreal Expos (1983), San Francisco Giants (1984-85...


The Astros promptly came back to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth, with Rafael Landestoy and José Cruz each singling in a run. Neither team scored in the ninth, but the Phillies got doubles from Unser and Garry Maddox in the tenth to take an 8-7 lead. Philadelphia's Dick Ruthven retired the Astros in order in the bottom of the tenth, and the Phillies had won their first pennant since 1950. They went on to defeat the Kansas City Royals four games to two in the World Series. Rafael Landestoy (born May 28, 1953) in Bani, Dominican Republic) was an eight year major league baseball veteran who played for the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, and Los Angeles Dodgers. ... José Cruz (born August 8, 1947 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico) is a former outfielder and a coach in Major League Baseball. ... Garry Lee Maddox (born September 9, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player known for outstanding defense. ... Richard David Ruthven (born March 27, 1951 Sacramento, CA - ) was a pitcher with a 14 year career from 1973 to 1986. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ...


Quote

  • The windup by Ruthven, the three-two pitch; here's a punch-shot to center field! Maddox racing over; he catches the ball!!! Phillies win the pennant!! The Phillies have won the pennant!! The Phillies have won the ball game, 8 to 7! They go to the World Series for the first time in thirty years! — Andy Musser's call of the final pitch of the 1980 NLCS

Richard David Ruthven (born March 27, 1951 Sacramento, CA - ) was a pitcher with a 14 year career from 1973 to 1986. ... Garry Lee Maddox (born September 9, 1949 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player known for outstanding defense. ... haha ...

Trivia

  • Game 4 of the series was a Saturday afternoon affair that ran into the early evening of October 11. A NCAA football game between the University of Houston and Texas A&M had been scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. Rather than move the game to a different day or to another stadium, the schools elected to play the game at the Astrodome as scheduled. The conversion of the Astrodome from baseball to football took several hours and the football game did not kick off until 11:33 p.m. The game ended at 2:41 a.m. with the Houston Cougars taking a 17-13 victory over Texas A&M. The Astrodome crew then began work on converting the Dome back to a baseball setup for Game 5 of the NLCS.

is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Houston, formerly University of Houston–University Park, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[2] located in Houston, Texas. ... Texas A&M University at College Station Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is one of the flagship universities of Texas, and is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... [1] ABC Sports is a division of ABC, responsible for the televising of many sports events on the network. ... Keith Jackson (born October 18, 1928, in Roopville, Georgia) is a former American sportscaster, known for his long career with ABC Sports television and his coverage of college football. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma founded in 1890. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... “Houston” redirects here. ... In 1920, the owners of Major League Baseball, in order to reestablish confidence of fans in the sport following the Black Sox Scandal, established the office of Commissioner of Baseball. ... Bowie Kent Kuhn (born October 28, 1926 in Takoma Park, Maryland) was commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969 to September 30, 1984. ...

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