Site News - March 2018

March 2018 Update:  Apparently I'm plugging away one day at a time!  Completed three articles from the April 4, 1980 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  The Spring Training Strike continued, and at least the Inquirer writers were not completely behind the players in the disagreement.  Of course, compared to today’s astronomical figures, the money talked about then seems almost quaint… until I realize that I’m still not making nearly as much money in 2018!

 

Phils Sign Arrieta!  The Phils have added a big piece to their starting rotation in Jake Arrieta.  A Cy Young and World Series winner with the Cubs, Arrieta went 14-10 in 2017 and hopefully will help the Phils in their attempt to rise in the NL East.  He should also prove valuable as a veteran presence in a young pitching staff.  The contract if for three years, plus two club options that could keep Arrieta in Philadelphia through 2022.

 

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.