May 21, 1980

Tom Seaver earned the highest Hall of Fame vote percentage in baseball history.  He won 311 games, and had a lifetime ERA of 2.86.  But this night, the Phillies had his number, chasing Tom Terrific in the second inning.  They would score six off Seaver, and three off Reds relievers.  They would need every one, as Larry Christenson was equally ineffective.  Homers by Greg Luzinski, Keith Moreland and Ramon Aviles highlighted the offensive onslaught for the Phillies.

NL East Standings after games of May 21, 1980

 

Team

Wins

Losses

Pct.

GB

Pirates

21

12

.636

-

Phillies

17

15

.531

Expos

17

16

.515

4

Cubs

15

18

.454

6

Mets

13

20

.393

8

Cardinals

14

22

.388

 

Scoreboard

National League

 

Cincinnati 8

Phillies 9

 

St. Louis 3

Los Angeles 5

 

Atlanta 2

Montreal 3

 

Houston 1

New York 5

 

San Diego 3 (G1)

Pittsburgh 4

 

San Diego 2 (G2)

Pittsburgh 3

 

Chicago 1

San Francisco 4

American League

 

Minnesota 3

Chicago 2

 

Baltimore 2

Cleveland 4

 

New York 9

Detroit 5

 

Oakland 4

Kansas City 3

 

Milwaukee 5

Seattle 6

 

California 9

Texas 8

 

Boston 11

Toronto 2

Transactions

Phillies

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National League

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American League

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