Site News - August 2005

August Update: With my school schedule picking up again, my progress on completing the boxscores has slowed a bit. I have finished the boxscores through September 14, 1980, which completes the Phils' series against the St. Louis Cardinals. You can find all the boxscores on the day-by-day page on this website.

 

Boone Inducted: The Phillies' inducted former catcher Bob Boone on the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame at Citizens Bank Park on August 6. Boone, a catcher for 19 seasons, played for the Phillies from 1972-1981. A four-time all-star and seven-time Gold Glove winner, Boone completed his career with a .254 batting average to go with 105 home runs and 826 RBI.

 

Alumni Night: The Phils, along with honoring Boone, had many former players at CBP for Alumni festivities. Participating in the event were 1980 Phils Dallas Green, John Vukovich, Marty Bystrom, Dickie Noles, Larry Christenson, Greg Luzinski, and Bob Boone along with Phils greats Dick Allen and Hall-of-Famer Robin Roberts.

 

Bowa on XM/ESPN: For those who don't know about former Phils shortstop and manager Larry Bowa's whereabouts, he is active in the broadcasting business. He works the morning show on XM Radio's MLB channel, and also works on Baseball Tonight for ESPN.

 

Problems?: If there are any problems getting to a page on the site, please e-mail me at 1980phillies @swfla.rr.com (address obselete). As of right now, there are pages for every link on the site.

 

Wanted: Any and all articles that pertain to the 1980 Phillies, or any players on the roster from that year. If you have some to donate/lend/sell/steal please e-mail me. I am particularly interested in newspaper articles about the games themselves. I have a lot of "celebration" articles, but have found that searching for game descriptions can be a headache!

 

Future Updates: I'm aiming to finish the regular season boxscored for the next monthly update. Afterward, I will work to create an individual page for the front office (Ruly Carpenter and Paul Owens) and for Dallas Green. I also have new articles to transcribe into the website. If you have any ideas of what you would like to see on the website, please e-mail me.

 

Go Phillies!
Richard Summers