Site News - June 2019

June 2019 Update:  Over the past several months, I was able to add the articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer Baseball ’80 preview supplement from April 10, 1980.  Reading some of those articles really took me back!  And, of course, some of them, in trying to predict what would happen in that season, were… to put it nicely, inaccurate. 

 

Stumbling in 2019:  After looking like a possible World Series contender in April and May, June was a cold slap in the face by reality.  An inconsistent offense, a depleted and ineffective bullpen and a starting staff that can be lights out one day, and lit up the next have caused the Fightin’ Phils to tumble out of first place.  Hopefully the team can be stabilized coming out of the all-star break.

  

Still On the Lookout For:

  • Pictures from the 1980 season.  Looking for digital copies of pictures that can be posted on the site
  • Articles from the Philadelphia Bulletin.  Richie Ashburn used to do a weekly article in that newspaper.  Online, scanned, clipped, must most importantly free!

 

Future Updates:   Can’t promise a return to regular monthly updates, but I’ll be trying to poke my head in here from time to time to add a thing or two.  Still working on April issues of the Philadelphia Inquirer right now.  Go Phils!