October 17, 1980 - World Series Game 3 - Kansas City 4, Phillies 3

Willie Wilson scored the winning run in the 10th.
Willie Wilson scored the winning run in the 10th.

Phils lead series 2-1.

 

Game 3 was a story of missed opportunities. The Phillies smacked Royal pitching for 14 hits, but left 15 on base en route to a 4-3 loss. The Phils wasted a good pitching performance by Dick Ruthven, who pitched nine innings before handing the ball to Tug McGraw. McGraw would give up the winning run in the 10th inning.  On the bright side, Mike Schmidt hit his first World Series homer.

 

Note: There is a discrepancy between the two accounts listed on this page. The Road To Victory story on the game said that U.L. Washington scored the winning run in the 10th inning, while retrosheet.com lists it as Willie Wilson. It was Wilson, as the picture to the left shows.

Photo Album

Boxscore: Royals 4, Phillies 3

 

 

Philadelphia

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

-

3

Kansas City

1

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

1

-

4

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

K

Smith, LF

4

0

2

1

1

0

Gross, PH-LF

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rose, 1B

4

0

1

1

2

2

Schmidt, 3B

5

1

1

1

1

0

McBride, RF

5

0

2

0

0

1

Moreland, DH

5

0

1

0

0

1

Maddox, CF

4

0

1

0

1

0

Trillo, 2B

5

1

2

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

5

1

3

0

0

0

Boone, C

4

0

1

0

1

0

TOTALS

41

3

14

3

6

4

 

 

 

Fielding:

·          DP: 1.

Batting:

·          2B: Trillo (1, off Gale).

·          HR: Schmidt (1, 5th inning off Gale, 0 on, 0 out).

·          SH: Gross (1, off Quisenberry).

·          IBB: Maddox (1, by Quisenberry); Rose (1, by Quisenberry).

·          LOB: 15.

Baserunning:

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

 

 

 

Philadelphia

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Ruthven

9

9

3

3

0

7

McGraw (L, 0-1)

0.2

2

1

1

2

1

 

 

 

IBB: McGraw (1, Brett)

 

 

 

 

Kansas City

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

K

Wilson, LF

4

1

0

0

1

2

White, 2B

5

0

0

0

0

3

Brett, 3B

4

1

2

1

1

0

Aikens, 1b

5

1

2

1

0

2

McRae, DH

4

0

2

1

0

0

Otis, CF

4

1

2

1

0

0

Hurdle, RF

4

0

2

0

0

0

Concepcion, PR

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cardenal, RF

0

0

0

0

0

0

Porter, C

4

0

0

0

0

1

Washington, SS

4

0

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

38

4

11

4

2

8

 

 

 

Fielding:

·          DP: 2.

Batting:

·          Game Winning RBI: Aikens (1).

·          2B: Brett (2, off Ruthven).

·          3B: Aikens (1, off Ruthven).

·          HR: Brett (1, 1st inning off Ruthven, 0 on, 2 out); Otis (2, 7th inning off Ruthven, 0 on, 1 out).

·          IBB: Brett (1, by McGraw).

·          LOB: 7.

Baserunning:

·          SB: Hurdle (1, 2nd base off Ruthven/Boone); Wilson (2, 2nd base off McGraw/Boone).

·          CS: Washington (1, 3rd base by McGraw/Boone).

 

 

 

Kansas City

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Gale

4.1

7

2

2

3

3

Martin

3.1

5

1

1

1

1

Quisenberry (W, 1-1)

2.1

2

0

0

2

0

 

 

 

IBB: Quisenberry 2 (2, Maddox, Rose).

 

Two out when winning run scored.

 

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

 

T- 3:19.

 

A- 42,380.

 

 

Starting Lineups

 

Philadelphia Phillies

 

Kansas City Royals

Smith LF

1

Wilson LF

Rose 1B

2

White 2B

Schmidt 3B

3

Brett 3B

McBride RF

4

Aikens 1B

Moreland DH

5

McRae DH

Maddox CF

6

Otis CF

Trillo 2B

7

Hurdle RF

Bowa SS

8

Porter C

Boone C

9

Washington SS

Ruthven

P

Gale

 

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Smith singled to right; World Series game 3; Rose struck out; Schmidt walked [Smith to second]; McBride made an out to left; Moreland made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Royals 0.

 

ROYALS 1ST: Wilson grounded out (second to first); White grounded out (third to first); Brett homered; Aikens grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Royals 1.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Maddox grounded out (third to first); Trillo singled; Bowa singled to right [Trillo to second]; Boone walked [Trillo to third, Bowa to second]; Smith grounded out (pitcher to first) [Trillo scored, Bowa to third, Boone to second]; line drive back at Gale; Rose walked; Schmidt made an out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 1.

 

ROYALS 2ND: McRae popped to first in foul territory; Otis singled to shortstop; Hurdle forced Otis (shortstop to second); Porter popped to shortstop [Hurdle out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 1.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: McBride singled to right; Moreland was called out on strikes; Maddox forced McBride (third to second); Trillo doubled to right [Maddox to third]; Bowa grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 1.

 

ROYALS 3RD: Washington lined to center; Wilson struck out; White grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 1.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Boone made an out to center; Smith made an out to center; Rose grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 1.

 

ROYALS 4TH: Brett popped to third in foul territory; Aikens tripled to left; Smith missed a diving catch; McRae singled [Aikens scored]; Otis grounded out (second to first) [McRae to second]; Hurdle grounded out (second to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 2.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Schmidt homered; McBride was called out on strikes; Moreland singled to left; MARTIN REPLACED GALE (PITCHING); Maddox singled to shortstop [Moreland to second]; Trillo grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Maddox out at second]; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 2.

 

ROYALS 5TH: Porter grounded out (second to first); Washington made an out to center; Wilson struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 2.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Bowa singled to center; Boone made an out to center; Smith singled to center [Bowa to second]; Rose struck out; Schmidt forced Smith (shortstop to second); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 2.

 

ROYALS 6TH: White struck out; Brett made an out to center; Aikens struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 2.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: McBride made an out to center; Moreland made an out to center; Maddox made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 2.

 

ROYALS 7TH: McRae grounded out (third to first); Otis homered; Hurdle singled to right; Porter was called out on strikes while Hurdle stole second; Washington popped to third in foul territory; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 3.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Trillo made an out to left; Bowa singled to pitcher; Boone made an out to center; Bowa stole second; Smith walked; Rose singled [Bowa scored, Smith to third]; QUISENBERRY REPLACED MARTIN (PITCHING); Schmidt made an out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Royals 3.

 

ROYALS 8TH: Wilson grounded out (shortstop to first); White struck out; Brett doubled; Aikens was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Royals 3.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: McBride singled to left; Moreland flied to left [McBride to second]; Maddox was walked intentionally; Trillo grounded out (first to pitcher) [McBride to third, Maddox to second]; Bowa grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Royals 3.

 

ROYALS 9TH: McRae singled to left; Otis grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [McRae out at second]; Hurdle singled to shortstop; CONCEPCION RAN FOR HURDLE; Porter made an out to right; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Royals 3.

 

PHILLIES 10TH: CARDENAL REPLACED CONCEPCION (PLAYING RF); Boone singled to center; GROSS BATTED FOR SMITH; Gross made an out to first [Boone to second]; Rose was walked intentionally; Schmidt lined into a double play (second to second) [Boone out at third]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Royals 3.

 

ROYALS 10TH: GROSS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); MCGRAW REPLACED RUTHVEN (PITCHING); Washington singled to left; Wilson walked [Washington to second]; Washington was caught stealing third (catcher to third); White struck out; Wilson stole second; Brett was walked intentionally; Aikens singled [Wilson scored, Brett to second]; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 3, Royals 4.

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

Once more the Phillies fell behind and caught up but the Series is in Kansas City and the Royals had the final at-bat.

 

Willie Aikens' hot bat did the Phillies in, 4-3 in 10 innings.

 

George Brett, who was doubtful for the game because of surgery for hemorrhoids on the off-day, picked on a 1-1 Dick Ruthven pitch in the first for his first World Series home run.

 

The Phillies loaded the bases in the second. Lonnie Smith's grounder back to Rich Gale tied the game.

 

Willie Aikens collected his first triple in the major leagues in the fourth and scored on Hal MaRae's single to center. The Phillies came back to tie the score at 2-all.

 

Mike Schmidt hit his first post-season home run into the Phillies bullpen in left field. Two more hits were followed by an inning-ending double play. The Phillies had eight hits in five innings, but stranded eight base runners.

 

Ruthven, on the other hand, pitched very effective baseball. He held the Royals to just four hits until Otis homered with one out in the seventh. It gave KC the lead again, 3-2.

It's the Comeback Kids' favorite inning... the eighth. They do it again, scoring once to force a 3-3 deadlock.

 

Larry Bowa topped a roller to the left side of the pitcher's mound and beat Renie Martin's throw to first. Bowa stole second base one out later.

 

Smith worked a full count out of Martin and drew a walk. Pete Rose came up, hitless in 10 World Series at bats.

 

He came through under pressure in the playoffs and did it again here... singling over the head of Frank White to tie the game.

 

The Phillies were headed for their fifth extra inning game in eight post-season games.

White saved the game for the Royals in the 10th. Two on and one out, White dove to his right to spear Schmidt's wicked line drive for an inning-ending double play.

 

Tug McGraw was called on for the seventh time in the eight post-season games. The bubble finally burst. U.L. Washington singled on Tug's first pitch. Willie Wilson, trying to sacrifice, walked on four pitches. White struck out and Wilson stole second base.

 

Brett was walked intentionally to load the bases. Aikens singled to left-center scoring Washington (note: Willie Wilson scored this run, not Washington) to give the Royals their first win.

 

The Phillies left 15 men on base, matching a World Series record.

Quotes

"The pain is all behind me... thanks to two great doctors in Kansas City." - George Brett

 

"Two and one is still a comfortable position. Let me ask you? Which clubhouse would you rather be in, the 2-1 clubhouse or the 1-2 clubhouse? And we still have two more games at home, if worse comes to worse." - Pete Rose

 

"It was a great satisfaction just to play... just to hit a home run in the World Series is something special." - George Brett

 

"I saw the ball headed for the gap and I knew Maddox was playing a short centerfield. As soon as I saw the ball get up in the air I knew he didn't have a chance at the ball." - Willie Aikens

 

"You guys (the media) make a big deal out of momentum. There's no momentum in a World Series. We left 15 men on base and if we had gotten a couple of big hits, there would have been no contest." - Dallas Green