September 13, 1980 - Phillies 2, St. Louis 1

The Vet was a palace that night of Saturday, September 13, 1980. It was the night I attended my first Phillies game, after months of begging my parents to buy tickets. I can remember so much of this game, still envisioned by the innocence of a nine-year-old boy. I can remember Steve Carlton pitching a true masterpiece, holding the Cardinals to one run on eight hits. I can remember the Phils scoring two in the sixth, the go-ahead run scoring on a Mike Schmidt sacrifice fly. As far as games go, it may not have been scintillating, especially by today's offensive-orientated viewpoint. However, I fell totally in love with the game of baseball, and with the Philadelphia Phillies. Mike Schmidt would be my favorite player, my "idol," for the rest of my boyhood (how ironic that Schmitty retired just a few weeks before my graduation from high school). Looking at the boxscore, I have one question for Cardinal manager Red Schoendienst (one of four Cardinals managers that season):  Why bat your starting pitcher, Bob Forsch, with two outs in the ninth inning. Looking at Forsch's stats that year (.295 AVG, 3 HR, .474 SLG), it very well could be that Forsch was a better hitter than any option he had on the bench. The Phils win pulled them up to within a game of the first-place Expos, who lost to the Pirates 4-0.

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NL East Standings after games of September 13, 1980

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Expos

78

64

.549

-

Phillies

77

65

.542

1

Pirates

75

68

.524

Cardinals

64

78

.451

14

Mets

60

82

.423

18

Cubs

55

86

.390

22½

Boxscore: Phillies 2, Cardinals 1

St. Louis

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

-

1

Phillies

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

X

-

2

 

St. Louis

AB

R

H

RBI

Herr, SS

4

0

0

0

Scott, CF

4

0

1

0

Hernandez, 1B

3

0

2

0

Simmons, C

4

0

1

0

Hendrick, RF

3

1

2

0

Landrum, LF

4

0

1

1

Reitz, 3B

4

0

0

0

Ramsey, 2B

3

0

0

0

Bonds, PH

1

0

0

0

Forsch, P

4

0

1

0

TOTALS

34

1

8

1

 

St. Louis

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Forsch (L, 11-9)

8

4

2

2

1

2

 

Phillies

AB

R

H

RBI

Rose, 1B

3

0

0

0

McBride, RF

3

0

1

1

Schmidt, 3B

2

0

0

1

Luzinski, LF

3

0

0

0

Gross, LF

1

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

3

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

3

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

3

0

0

0

Boone, C

3

1

2

0

Carlton, P

3

1

1

0

TOTALS

27

2

4

2

 

Phillies

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Carlton (W, 22-8)

9

8

1

1

2

5

 

Game-winning RBI- Schmidt.

E- Herr (6), Boone (18). DP- Philadelphia 1. 2B- Simmons (33), Hernandez (34), McBride (29), Boone (22). SB- Landrum (2), Forsch (1). SF- Schmidt (10). HBP- Forsch 2 (4, Rose, McBride). IBB- Carlton (10, Hendrick). WP- Carlton (14). T- 1:42. A- 41,728

 

Final Totals

R

H

E

LOB

Cardinals

1

8

1

8

Phillies

2

4

1

5

 

Starting Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Herr SS

1

Rose 1B

Scott CF

2

McBride RF

Hernandez 1B

3

Schmidt 3B

Simmons C

4

Luzinski LF

Hendrick RF

5

Maddox CF

Landrum LF

6

Trillo 2B

Reitz 3B

7

Bowa SS

Ramsey 2B

8

Boone C

Forsch P

9

Carlton P

Game Summary

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CARDINALS 1ST: Herr grounded out (shortstop to first); Scott made an out to right; Hernandez grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); McBride doubled to left; Schmidt grounded out (third to first); Luzinski grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 0, Phillies 0.

 

CARDINALS 2ND: Simmons grounded out (shortstop to first); Hendrick singled to center; Carlton threw a wild pitch [Hendrick to third (error by Boone)]; Landrum singled to left [Hendrick scored]; Landrum stole second; Reitz made an out to center; Ramsey popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

 

CARDINALS 3RD: Forsch made an out to right; Herr struck out; Scott made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Boone grounded out (third to first); Carlton grounded out (first unassisted); Rose grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

 

CARDINALS 4TH: Hernandez singled to center; Simmons doubled to left [Hernandez to third]; Hendrick hit into a double play (third to first to catcher) [Hernandez out at home, Simmons to third]; Landrum grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: McBride made an out to left; Schmidt struck out; Luzinski was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

 

CARDINALS 5TH: Reitz grounded out (shortstop to first); Ramsey grounded out (second to first); Forsch singled to center; Forsch stole second; Herr grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Maddox grounded out (third to first); Trillo grounded out (third to first); Bowa made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

 

CARDINALS 6TH: Scott singled to right; Hernandez doubled to right [Scott to third]; Simmons grounded out (shortstop to first); Hendrick was walked intentionally; Landrum struck out; Reitz forced Hendrick (third to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Boone doubled to left; Carlton singled to center [Boone to third]; Rose was hit by a pitch [Carlton to second]; McBride was hit by a pitch [Boone scored, Carlton to third, Rose to second]; Schmidt hit a sacrifice fly to center [Carlton scored]; Luzinski lined to center; Maddox forced McBride (shortstop unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 2.

 

CARDINALS 7TH: Ramsey popped to first in foul territory; Forsch struck out; Herr grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Trillo grounded out (third to first); Bowa popped to catcher; Boone singled to third [Boone to third (error by Herr)]; Carlton made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 2.

 

CARDINALS 8TH: GROSS REPLACED LUZINSKI (PLAYING LF); Scott made an out to center; Hernandez walked; Simmons made an out to left; Hendrick singled to center [Hernandez to second]; Landrum forced Hendrick (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 2.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Rose made an out to left; McBride made an out to left; Schmidt walked; Gross grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 2.

 

CARDINALS 9TH: Reitz made an out to left; BONDS BATTED FOR RAMSEY; Bonds struck out; Forsch struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 1, Phillies 2.