May Update: The Phils’ struggles in 2017 makes one wistful for a summer like 1980. Added in a few spring training articles from March of 1980 from the Reading Eagle.
Howard Done? The news of Ryan Howard’s release from the Atlanta Braves organization may put a final nail in the coffin of a once-promising career. We remember what the Big Piece meant to the Phils’ second world championship in 2008.
Media Update: Nothing to report this month.
Digital Pictures Needed: I’d still love pictures of the 1980 season If you have something (for free – I’m poor and this is a non-profit site!), please let me know through the contact section.
Wanted: I am still looking for any and all articles from the 1980 season to include in the website. In particular, I seek the Philadelphia papers, which I have very limited access to. Anyone that has copies of the Inquirer or the Daily News or other area newspapers please contact me – digital scans are fine by me (and in fact are preferable, as I don’t get in trouble with the wife for cluttering up the house!). Clippings, photocopies, whatever contains part of the story of the 1980 Phillies is acceptable. I am also looking for any YouTube videos from the 1980 season, as Jimdo allows easy connection to these videos.
Future Updates: Will come as I can get to them. For now, it may be sporadic, but I am going to try to get back into the monthy updates, even if it is minimal. Please be patient and enjoy the archive!