Site News - September 2005

September Update: Drum roll, please! I have now finished creating the boxscore pages! There is now a boxscore and a game description for every game in the 1980 season. You can find all the boxscores on the day-by-day page on this website. Much thanks to retrosheet.org, whose site was the primary source of information for these pages. I also included a menu that will allow a browser to jump from game to game, or back to the day-by-day page from each game. Lastly, I cleaned up the day-by-day page itself; just small adjustments, cleaning up the html and oh-so-slightly more attractive.

 

Hurricane Katrina: I am sure that everyone has seen the footage of the destruction in Louisiana and Mississippi that was caused by Hurricane Katrina last week. Both the Red Cross and the Salvation Army are accepting donations geared toward relief efforts for the victims. Links are above, as well as on the graphics to the left.

 

Phillies in Wildcard Chase: The Phils, who struggled just above the .500 level for so long (not unlike our 1980 team), is currently in first place in the National League Wildcard standings. At 73-62 (actually one game ahead of their 1980 pace), the Fightins are a half-game ahead of Houston and 1½ games ahead of the Marlins, while trailing Atlanta by four games in the NL East. Keep cheering for those Phillies!

 

Catching Up With Bob Boone: The Phillies' website has a nice article on Bob Boone, who was placed on the Phillies Wall of Fame in August. Click here to see the article on Phillies.com.

 

Problems?: If there are any problems getting to a page on the site, please e-mail me at 1980phillies @swfla.rr.com. 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 still have to adjust the menus on the boxscore pages for aesthetics. This month, I will begin 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