Site News - February 2018
February 2018 Update: Keeping the momentum going… somewhat. Completed four articles from the April 3, 1980 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Phillies’ players had joined their union in staging a late-spring training strike, promising to return for opening day… at least for a while. The 1980 season almost turned into the disaster that befell the Phils’ 1981 quest to repeat.
Spring Training! The Phils have reported to their spring training base in Clearwater, Florida to begin getting ready for the new season. Hopefully we can begin to see some growth from this young team.
Media Update: Nothing to report this month. If you see a source for the 1980 Phillies, please let me know, and I will see about adding it to the archive.
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.
FOUND! I have found a treasure trove of newspaper articles from the 1980 season. It will take me years to get through what I have been able to find, thanks to newspapers.com. I have found articles from the Inquirer and Daily News, as well as newspapers from Wilmington and Allentown. I am still looking for sources from the old Philadelphia Bulletin (I believe Richie Ashburn did a weekly article that season). Clippings, photocopies, whatever contains part of the story of the 1980 Phillies is appreciated.
Future Updates: I’ll be looking to continue working in the new articles as time allows. At this point is may not be realistic to promise regular monthly updates, but that is what I am shooting for. Like continues to be crazy with work, family and other obligations, but I want to try to devote a few hours a month to the archive.