October 14, 1980 - World Series Game 1 - Phillies 7, Kansas City 6

Bake McBride arrives home to a big welcome after his home run.
Bake McBride arrives home to a big welcome after his home run.

Phillies lead series 1-0.

 

Game 1 of the World Series was played in the Phillies' Veterans Stadium. The, Royals, like the Phillies, finally reached the World Series after three abortive playoff attempts in 1976-77-78. The Royals beat the Yankees in three straight to get to the World Series, and were well-rested for Game 1. The Phils' rookie Bob Walk managed to outlast Kansas City ace Dennis Leonard to win the game 7-6.

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Boxscore: Phillies 7, Royals 6

 

Kansas City

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

2

0

-

6

Philadelphia

0

0

5

1

1

0

0

0

X

-

7

 

 

 

Kansas City

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

K

Wilson, LF

5

0

0

0

0

2

McRae, DH

3

1

1

1

1

0

G. Brett, 3B

4

1

1

0

0

1

Aikens, 1B

4

2

2

4

0

1

Porter, C

2

1

0

0

2

0

Otis, CF

4

1

3

2

0

0

Hurdle, RF

3

0

1

0

0

0

Wathan, RF

1

0

0

0

0

0

White, 2B

4

0

1

0

0

0

Washington, SS

4

0

0

0

0

1

TOTALS

34

6

9

6

3

5

 

 

Fielding:

·          Error: Leonard (1).

Batting:

·          2B: Brett (1, off Walk).

·          HR: Otis (1, 2nd inning off Walk, 1 on, 0 out); Aikens 2 (2, 3rd inning off Walk, 1 on, 2 out, 8th inning off Walk, 1 on, 0 out).

·          LOB: 4.

Baserunning:

·          SB: White (1, 2nd base off Walk/Boone).

 

 

Kansas City

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Leonard (L, 0-1)

3.2

6

6

6

1

3

Martin

4

5

1

1

1

1

Quisenberry

0.1

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Philadelphia

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

K

L. Smith, LF

4

0

2

0

0

0

Gross, LF

1

0

0

0

0

0

Rose, 1B

3

1

0

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

2

2

1

0

2

1

McBride, RF

4

1

3

3

0

0

Luzinski, DH

3

0

0

0

0

2

Maddox, CF

3

0

0

1

0

1

Trillo, 2B

4

1

1

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

4

1

1

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

1

3

2

0

0

TOTALS

32

7

11

6

2

4

 

Fielding:

·          DP: 1.

Batting:

·          Game Winning RBI: McBride (1).

·          2B: Boone 2 (2, off Leonard 2).

·          HR: McBride (1, 3rd inning off Leonard 2 on, 2 out).

·          SF: Maddox (1, off Martin).

·          HBP: Rose (1, by Leonard); Luzinski (1, by Martin).

·          LOB: 6.

Baserunning:

·          SB: Bowa (1, 2nd base off Leonard/Porter).

·          CS: Smith (1, 2nd base by Martin/Porter).

 

 

Philadelphia

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Walk (W, 1-0)

7*

8

6

6

3

3

McGraw (S, 1)

2

1

0

0

0

2

 

* Walk pitched to two batters in the eighth.

WP: Walk (1).

HBP: Leonard (1, Rose); Martin (1, Luzinski).

Umpires: Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Bill Kunkel (AL), Paul Pryor (NL), Don Denkinger (AL), Nick Bremigan (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL).

T- 3:01.

A- 65,791.

Starting Lineups

 

Kansas City Royals

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Wilson LF

1

L. Smith LF

McRae DH

2

Rose 1B

G. Brett 3B

3

Schmidt 3B

Aikens 1B

4

McBride RF

Porter C

5

Luzinski DH

Otis CF

6

Maddox CF

Hurdle RF

7

Trillo 2B

White 2B

8

Bowa SS

Washington SS

9

Boone C

Leonard

P

Walk

 

 

Game Summary

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ROYALS 1ST: Wilson struck out; World Series game 1; McRae walked; Brett popped to third in foul territory; Aikens made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Royals 0, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Smith grounded out (second to first); Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 0, Phillies 0.

 

ROYALS 2ND: Porter walked; Otis homered [Porter scored]; Hurdle flied to left; White made an out to right; Washington grounded out (first to pitcher); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: McBride grounded out (shortstop to first); Luzinski flied to left; Maddox grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Phillies 0.

 

ROYALS 3RD: Wilson grounded out (second to first); McRae singled to center; Brett struck out; Aikens homered [McRae scored]; Porter walked; Otis singled to third [Porter to second]; Hurdle singled to left [Porter out at home (left to catcher), Otis to second]; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Phillies 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Trillo grounded out (shortstop to first); Bowa singled to center; Bowa stole second; Boone doubled to left [Bowa scored]; Smith singled to left [Boone scored, Smith out at second (left to third to shortstop to first)]; Boone stopped at third, but scored as Smith was run down; Rose was hit by a pitch; Schmidt walked [Rose to second]; McBride homered [Rose scored, Schmidt scored]; Luzinski struck out; 5 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Phillies 5.

 

ROYALS 4TH: White grounded out (first to pitcher); Washington grounded out (shortstop to first); Wilson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Phillies 5.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Maddox struck out; Trillo singled; Trillo was picked off first but was safe on an error by Leonard [Trillo to second]; Bowa grounded out (second to first) [Trillo to third]; Boone doubled to right [Trillo scored]; MARTIN REPLACED LEONARD (PITCHING); Smith made an out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Phillies 6.

 

ROYALS 5TH: McRae flied to right; Brett made an out to center; leaping catch at the wall; Aikens struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Phillies 6.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Schmidt walked; McBride singled to left [Schmidt to second]; Luzinski was hit by a pitch [Schmidt to third, McBride to second]; Maddox hit a sacrifice fly to left [Schmidt scored]; Trillo popped to first; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Phillies 7.

 

ROYALS 6TH: Porter popped to third in foul territory; Otis made an out to right; Hurdle grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Phillies 7.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Bowa popped to catcher in foul territory; Boone grounded out (second to first); Smith singled to third; Smith was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 4, Phillies 7.

 

ROYALS 7TH: White singled to center; Washington lined to left; White stole second; Wilson made an out to left; McRae grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Royals 4, Phillies 7.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Rose grounded out (shortstop to first); Schmidt singled; McBride singled to right [Schmidt to second]; Luzinski struck out; Maddox made an out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Royals 4, Phillies 7.

 

ROYALS 8TH: GROSS REPLACED SMITH (PLAYING LF); Brett doubled; Walk threw a wild pitch [Brett to third]; Aikens homered [Brett scored]; MCGRAW REPLACED WALK (PITCHING); Porter made an out to left; Otis singled to left; WATHAN BATTED FOR HURDLE; Wathan grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Otis out at second]; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Phillies 7.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: WATHAN STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Trillo made an out to right; Bowa grounded out (second to first); Boone singled to right; QUISENBERRY REPLACED MARTIN (PITCHING); Gross grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Royals 6, Phillies 7.

 

ROYALS 9TH: White grounded out (third to first); Washington was called out on strikes; Wilson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 6, Phillies 7.

From "The World Champion Phillies and the Road to Victory"

It's the Philadelphia Phillies versus the Kansas City Royals in the 1980 World Series, the first ever to be played totally on artificial surfaces.

 

Jim Frey, the rookie Royals manager, named his biggest winner, Dennis Leonard, to oppose the Phillies at Veterans Stadium. Dallas Green, fresh from starting a rookie in the last playoff game, is going the same way again... first-year pitcher Bob Walk.

 

For the sixth straight game, the Phillies fall behind.

 

Amos Otis followed a lead-off walk in the second inning with a two-run homer to left field on a 2-1 pitch. Walk is rocked for another two-run homer the next inning, this one by Willie Aikens to right center.

 

The Phillies rookie then settled down, allowing only one base runner over the next four innings.

 

The Comeback Kids' pattern has been to catch up late in the tame.

 

Tonight was an exception as they sent eight men to bat in the third, five of them scoring.

 

Larry Bowa got the Phillies started again. He singled with one out and stole second. Bob Boone doubled into the left-field corner and Bowa scored easily.

 

Lonnie Smith came throug with a single, Boone stopping at third. Smith, however, was caught in a run-down between first and second. Boone alertly scored while the Royals chased Smith for the second out.

 

Pete Rose kept the inning going by getting hit on his right leg by a Leonard pitch. Mike Schmidt worked a 3-1 count and walked. The Phillies vaulted into the lead and Veterans Stadium erupted as Bake McBride sent a 1-1 pitch over the fence in right-centerfield for a three-run homer.

 

The Phillies upped the lead to 6-4 in the next inning. Manny Trillo beat out an infield hit and moved to second on Leonard's errant pick-off attempt at first. Boone came through again with another double.

 

Rene Martin, who relieved in the fourth, was touched for the Phillies' seventh run in the fifth. The effort started with a walk to Schmidt, a single to left by McBride and Greg Luzinski getting hit by a pitch. Garry Maddox hit a sacrifice fly to make it 7-4 Phillies.

 

But, the Royals weren't finished. Aikens hit his second two-run homer in the eighth to make it 7-6.

 

Walk was lifted following the home run and replaced by Tug McGraw.

 

Again, McGraw did the job. Darrell Porter flied to left. Otis singled but John Wathan bounced into an inning-ending double play.

 

The ninth was a breeze. Frank White grounded to Schmidt. U.L. Washington was called out on strikes and Willie Wilson struck out swinging to end the game before 65,791, the largest Vet crowd ever.

Quotes

"I was pretty shaky at the start and they were on my fast ball. I had to change plans. I turned the ball over more." - Bob Walk

 

"I think a lot of fans thought we'd lose with Walk. But the players didn't feel that way." -Larry Bowa

 

"Aikens hit two balls very well. We'll have to go over him a little more." - Bob Boone

 

"As soon as I hit it, I dropped my bat and watched. I could tell it was going. I wasn't guessing, I just wanted to make contact." - Bake McBride

 

"You can fault 65,000 screaming fans for that one (Boone scoring from 3rd while Smith was caught in a run-down). In a normal game you can hear your teammates yelling. But you couldn't hear anything out there tonight. I thought Frank White made the right play." - Jim Frey

 

"When guys like Bowa and Boone get on, it just created so much more pressure on the other team. We're extra strong with the DH now and when our 7, 8 and 9 hitters are going well, that makes us ever tougher. I think we proved that we don't have to rely on Schmidt and The Bull to win ball games." - Pete Rose