Philly Sports Classics

For August 2014, relive Game 5 of the 1980 World Series, as the Phils shine against the Royals in Kansas City ... featuring special guest Greg “The Bull” Luzinski.

The series was tied 2-2 after both the Phils and the Royals won 2 apiece on their respective home turf.

After going scoreless for the first 3 innings, Mike Schmidt broke the seal in the top of the fourth when he blasted a Larry Gura fastball over the right center field fence for a two run home run.

The Royals eventually came back to take a 3-2 lead heading into the ninth inning. The ninth started with Mike Schmidt smashing a line drive off George Brett's glove (Brett was drawn in, afraid Schmidt would bunt) Pinch-hitter extraordinaire Dell Unser doubled down the right field line, scoring Michael Jack from first. Manny Trillo then bounced a 0-2 pitch off of Quisenberry's glove and just beat the throw by Brett to score Unser, with the Phils taking a 4-3 lead.

Tug McGraw made things interesting in the bottom of the inning, walking 2 and striking out 1. Hal McRae hit a very long and scary foul ball down the left field line before grounding out. Amos Otis was walked to bring up Jose Cardenal. Tug struck out Jose to finish the game, and secure the Phils 3-2 series lead. The Phillies would end up taking the Series in 6!


CSN – Fri, 8/15 @ 7:30pm
CSN – Sun, 8/17 @ 11:00pm
TCN – Wed, 8/20 @ 9:30pm
TCN – Thu, 8/21 @ 7:30pm
TCN – Sat, 8/30 @ 3:30pm