The 2008 World Series is the one that most current fans remember well, but the 1980 championship was a much bigger moment in the franchise’s history. It ended what was a nearly century-long championship drought for the franchise after years of toiling away.
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The 1980 team was led by franchise greats Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton, both of whom were mentioned earlier in this article. The club finished the year with a 91-71 record, best in the NL East by a game.
The Phillies topped the Houston Astros in the NLCS before beating the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series. Schmidt was named the World Series MVP while Manny Trillo earned NLCS MVP honors.
As we hope for future success, it’s always important to remember the best moments of the past,