October 19, 1980 - World Series Game 5 - Phillies 4, Kansas City 3

Phillies lead series 3-2.

 

Game 5 was, obviously, a turning point in this World Series. Tied at 2-2, both teams went into the game knowing that the winner of the game was more than likely the winner of the World Series. The Phils, as was their modus operandi throughout the playoffs, had to come from behind, this time in the ninth inning, losing 3-2, with Royals closer Dan Quisenberry on the mound. The 4-3 win put the Phils into the driver's seat as the Series would return to the Vet for Game 6- the possible clincher for the Phillies!

Photo Album

Boxscore: Phillies 4, Royals 3

 

Philadelphia

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

2

-

4

Kansas City

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

0

0

-

3

 

 

 

Philadelphia

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

K

Rose, 1B

4

0

0

0

0

0

McBride, RF

4

1

0

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

4

2

2

2

0

0

Luzinski, LF

2

0

0

0

1

1

Smith, PR, LF

0

0

0

0

0

0

Unser, PH, LF

1

1

1

1

0

0

Moreland, DH

3

0

1

0

0

0

Maddox, CF

4

0

0

0

0

1

Trillo, 2B

4

0

1

1

0

0

Bowa, SS

4

0

1

0

0

0

Boone, C

3

0

1

0

0

0

TOTALS

33

4

7

4

1

2

 

 

Batting:

·          Game Winning RBI: Trillo (1).

·          2B: Unser (2, off Quisenberry).

·          HR: Schmidt (2, 4th inning off Gura, 1 on, 1 out).

·          SH: Moreland (1, off Quisenberry).

·          LOB: 4.

 

 

Philadelphia

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Bystrom

5*

10

3

3

1

4

Reed

1

1

0

0

0

0

McGraw (W, 1-1)

3

1

0

0

4

5

 

 

* Bystrom pitched to two batters in the sixth.

IBB: McGraw (2, Otis).

 

 

Kansas City

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

K

Wilson, LF

5

0

2

0

0

1

White, 2B

3

0

0

0

1

0

Brett, 3B

5

0

1

1

0

2

Aikens, 1B

3

0

1

0

2

2

Concepcion, PR

0

0

0

0

0

0

McRae, DH

5

0

1

0

0

0

Otis, CF

3

1

2

1

2

1

Hurdle, RF

3

1

1

0

0

1

Cardenal, PH, RF

2

0

0

0

0

1

Porter, C

4

0

2

0

0

0

Washington, SS

3

1

2

1

0

1

TOTALS

36

3

12

3

5

9

 

 

Fielding:

·          Error: Brett (1), Aikens (1).

·          DP: 2.

Batting:

·          2B: Wilson (1, off Reed); McRae (3, off McGraw).

·          HR: Otis (3, 6th inning off Bystrom, 0 on, 0 out).

·          SH: White (1, off Bystrom).

·          SF: Washington (1, off Reed).

·          IBB: Otis (1, by McGraw).

·          LOB: 13.

Baserunning:

·          SB: Brett (1, 2nd base off Bystrom/Boone).

 

Kansas City

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Gura

6.1

4

2

1

1

2

Quisenberry (L, 1-2)

2.2

3

2

2

0

0

 

 

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

T- 2:51.

A- 42,369.

 

Game Summary

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PHILLIES 1ST: Rose grounded out (pitcher to first); World Series game 5; McBride made an out to center; Schmidt made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Royals 0.

 

ROYALS 1ST: Wilson struck out; White grounded out (first to pitcher); Brett singled to right; Brett stole second; Aikens was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Royals 0.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Luzinski was called out on strikes; Moreland made an out to right; Maddox was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Royals 0.

 

ROYALS 2ND: McRae grounded out (pitcher to second to first); Otis struck out; Hurdle grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Royals 0.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Trillo made an out to center; Bowa singled to center; Boone hit into a double play (second to first to
pitcher) [Bowa out at second]; over the shoulder catch in short right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 0, Royals 0.

 

ROYALS 3RD: Porter singled to right; Washington singled to third [Porter to second]; no one covering first; Wilson made an out to center; White popped to second; Brett grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 0, Royals 0.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Rose grounded out (pitcher to second to first); off Gura's glove; McBride reached on an error by Aikens
[McBride to first (error by Aikens; assist by Gura)]; Schmidt homered [McBride scored (unearned)]; Luzinski grounded out (third to first); Moreland popped to third; 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 0.

 

ROYALS 4TH: Aikens singled to center; McRae made an out to right; Otis singled to left [Aikens to second]; Hurdle struck out; Porter lined to first; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 0.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Maddox made an out to left; Trillo made an out to right; Bowa flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 0.

 

ROYALS 5TH: Washington singled to center; Wilson singled to right [Washington to second]; White out on a sacrifice bunt (third to second) [Washington to third, Wilson to second]; Brett grounded out (second to first) [Washington scored, Wilson to third]; Aikens walked; McRae flied to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 1.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Boone singled; Rose lined into a double play (pitcher to first) [Boone out at second]; McBride popped to
shortstop in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 1.

 

ROYALS 6TH: Otis homered; Hurdle singled; Porter singled to right [Hurdle to third]; REED REPLACED BYSTROM (PITCHING); Washington hit a sacrifice fly to left [Hurdle scored]; Wilson doubled to right [Porter out at home (right to second to catcher)]; White popped to third in foul territory; 2 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 3.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Schmidt made an out to right; Luzinski walked; SMITH RAN FOR LUZINSKI; Moreland singled to shortstop [Smith to second]; QUISENBERRY REPLACED GURA (PITCHING); Maddox forced Moreland (shortstop to second) [Smith to third]; Trillo forced Maddox (second to shortstop); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 3.

 

ROYALS 7TH: SMITH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); MCGRAW REPLACED REED (PITCHING); Brett struck out; Aikens was called out on strikes; McRae doubled to left; Otis was walked intentionally; CARDENAL BATTED FOR HURDLE; Cardenal made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 3.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: CARDENAL STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING RF); Bowa grounded out (second to first); Boone reached on an error by Brett [Boone to second]; Rose grounded out (second to first) [Boone to third]; McBride grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 3.

 

ROYALS 8TH: Porter grounded out (second to first); Washington struck out; Wilson grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 3.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Schmidt singled to third; off Brett's glove; UNSER BATTED FOR SMITH; Unser doubled to right
[Schmidt scored]; Moreland made an out to first [Unser to third]; Maddox grounded out (third to first); Trillo singled to
pitcher [Unser scored]; off Quisenberry's glove; Bowa grounded out (shortstop to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 4, Royals 3.

 

ROYALS 9TH: UNSER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); White walked; Brett was called out on strikes; Aikens walked [White to second]; CONCEPCION RAN FOR AIKENS; McRae forced Concepcion (shortstop to second) [White to third]; Otis walked [McRae to second]; Cardenal struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 4, Royals 3.

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

World Series records showed that in 28 previous classics which had been tied, 2-2, the team which won game 5 wound up being the World Champion 20 times.

 

Dallas Green called on Marty Bystrom to make his WS debut against Larry Gura. Bystrom had made six previous starts in the big leagues since being recalled on Sept. 1st. The Phillies had won all six, including Game 5 of the playoffs.

 

It was a game where the Phillies scored first, only the second time in the series. KC came back and the Phillies had to perform another one of their patented Comeback Kids heroics to win.

 

Held to just one single through three and one-third innings, the Phillies struck against Gura. Bake McBride bounced a ball to the right side of the mound. Gura fielded it and flipped to Willie Aikens. McBride was safe when Aikens missed the bag for an error.

 

Mike Schmidt gave the Phillies a 2-0 lead by hitting a 2-2 pitch over the center-field wall at the 410-foot sign.

 

Bystrom scattered five hits over the first four innings but couldn't escape giving up a run in the fifth.

 

U.L. Washington and Willie Wilson each singled. Both runners moved up on a bunt. Washington scored as George Brett grounded to Trillo.

 

Amos Otis tied the score with a lead-off home run to left in the sixth. When the Royals put runners on first and third on singles by Clint Hurdle and Darrell Porter, Ron Reed relieved Bystrom.

 

Washington's fly ball to Greg Luzinski put KC in a 3-2 lead. A tremendous defensive play by the Phillies saved further damage. Wilson doubled to right after Washington's RBI. Porter, trying to score from first, was gunned down at home plate on a brilliant relay- McBride to Trillo to Boone.

 

The Phillies threatened in the seventh before Dan Quisenberry relieved for the fifth time in the series. He retired Garry Maddox and Trillo on grounders with two men on base.

 

Tug McGraw came in for the fourth time. He got out of a two-on, two-out jam when Jose Cardenal flied to Maddox.

 

The Phillies eighth had been the key in the playoffs and Series. But not today. Brett threw wildly on Bob Boone's one-out grounder to get the Phils going in the eighth. Boone wound up on second and went to third when Rose bounced to White. But Quisenberry kept the score at 3-2 by getting McBride on an infield out.

 

McGraw pitched a perfect eighth setting up a last chance for the Phillies.

 

Schmidt started the ninth with a single off Brett's glove. Green then decided it was time for the deluxe pinch hitter, Del Unser. Unser tied the game with a ground-ball double beyond the grasp of Aikens.

 

Moreland moved Unser to third by sacrificing for the first out. Quisenberry got out No. 2 when Maddox grounded to Brett, Unser holding. Trillo fell behind the count, 0-2, before hitting a slider back to Quisenberry.

 

The ball deflected off Quisenberry's glove. By the time he had recovered, Trillo had an infield hit and Unser had crossed home plate with the go-ahead run.

 

The Comeback Kids had done it once more. Now, they turned into the Cardiac Kids as McGraw pitched a heart-stopping ninth.

 

White started by drawing a walk on a 3-1 pitch. McGraw fanned Brett on three pitches. Aikens walked on four. McRae hit the next pitch deep to left. It hooked toward the foul pole and landed foul. McGraw clutched his chest and patted his heart.

 

McRae then bounced to Bowa, who forced pinch runner Onix Concepcion at second. The tension increased at Otis drew a four-pitch walk to load the bases.

 

Up stepped Cardenal. McGraw got ahead in the count, 1-2. Cardenal fouled off the next pitch and then another one before striking out. It was the third win for the Phillies in the Series and the third time the final Royal had struck out to end the game.

 

There was a day off tomorrow before Game Six at Veterans Stadium, Tuesday night.

Quotes

"A lot of people think we have some magical powers because we're always winning in the 8th, 9th, 10th innings. There's nothing mysterious about us though. We just play good baseball and I hope people are finally realizing it." - Larry Bowa

 

"I got him (Cardenal) out with my Cutty Sark fastball- it sails." - Tug McGraw

 

"It was similar only in that it was a fast ball- his sinker. The only difference was that this one was in a little more. I said to myself that if he threw in on me, I would be able to pull it." - Del Unser

 

"The triple in Houston was a very big hit. This one is kind of important for me; it was the winning RBI." - Manny Trillo

 

"Basically, as everyone knows, I'm not a strikeout pitcher. However, I was trying to strike Trillo out." - Dan Quisenberry

 

"Tug is a very hyper and nervous type guy. I was just trying to keep it calm back there and keep him under control as best I could in the ninth. We just don't seem to do anything easily, do we?" - Bob Boone