April 12, 1980

Following the euphoria of the opening day victory, the Phils struck again against Montreal.  In perhaps a preview of his greatest season, Dick Ruthven pitched seven strong innings to guide the Phils to another win.  It was only April 12, but the Phils were in first place!

NL East Standings after games of April 12, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Phillies

2

0

1.000

-

Cubs

2

1

.667

½

Pirates

2

1

.667

½

Cardinals

1

2

.333

Mets

1

2

.333

Expos

0

2

.000

2

 

Scoreboard

National League

 

Montreal 2

Phillies 6

 

Atlanta 4

Cincinnati 5

 

Los Angeles 6

Houston 5

 

Chicago 6

New York 3

 

San Francisco 2

San Diego 4

 

Pittsburgh 7

St. Louis 2

American League

 

Cleveland 2

California 1

 

Baltimore 2

Chicago 8

 

Detroit 6

Kansas City 8

 

Boston 1

Milwaukee 18

 

Minnesota 6

Oakland 0

 

Toronto 2

Seattle 3

 

Transactions

Phillies

None

 

National League

New York Mets - Signed Dyar Miller as a free agent.

 

American League

None