1980 Cubs Articles
Phillies vs. Cubs- September 29, 1980

This is one of the first games I can remember disobeying my mother's orders to go to sleep in order to listen to baseball on my old transistor radio (the kind with one earplug to listen to the AM station. I believe that the game was on KYW 1060am back then, and the signal was just a little fuzzy on my transistor in Honey Brook. My heart sank as the Phils, who had coughed up a 3-2 lead, fell behind 5-3 in the top of the 15th inning against the Cubs, as Dickie Noles gave up two unearned runs (based on his own throwing error). Today I would probably turn off the TV (and satellite dish) in disgust, but the innocence of youth kept me glued to the radio. And I was richly rewarded! The Comeback Kids pulled off one of their first late-season miracles, a three-run bottom of the 15th inning that pulled out the win against the Cubs. With two outs and a run in that inning, Garry Maddox singled to tie the game, Keith Moreland singled and Larry Bowa walked to load the bases, and Manny Trillo singled to steal the game that was seemingly lost. Larry Christenson started the game and gave up three runs in 6-1/3 innings. Christenson was followed by a plethora of pitchers: Tug McGraw (2-2/3 IP), Ron Reed (2/3 IP), Sparky Lyle (2-1/3 IP), Warren Brusstar (2 IP), Noles (1/3 IP) and Kevin Saucier (2/3 IP), who finished the 15th inning and won his 7th decision. Pete Rose had three RBI for the Phillies- all they had in the first 14 innings of the game. As well as knocking in the winning run, Manny Trillo scored two more for the Phils.

  • Phils' Record: 86-70
  • Place: 2nd Place, ½ game behind Montreal.

NL East standings as of September 29, 1980:

Team
Wins
Losses
Pct.
GB
Expos
87
70
.554
-
Phillies
86
70
.551
½
Pirates
80
77
.510
7
Cardinals
72
85
.459
15
Mets
65
92
.414
22
Cubs
63
93
.404
23½

Cubs 5 vs. Phillies 6- September 29, 1980

Chicago
AB
R
H
RBI
Phillies
AB
R
H
RBI
DeJesus, SS
7
0
0
0
Lo. Smith, LF
5
1
2
0
Tyson, 2B
3
1
0
0
Rose, 1B
4
1
1
3
Biittner, PH
1
0
0
0
McBride, RF
6
0
1
1
Kelleher, 2B
2
1
0
0
Schmidt, 3B
7
0
1
0
Buckner, 1B
5
1
2
1
Unser, CF
5
0
1
0
Thompson, PR-1B
1
0
0
1
Dernier, PR
0
0
0
0
Kingman, LF
3
0
1
0
Maddox, CF
2
1
1
1
Lezcano, CF
4
0
1
1
Moreland, C
7
0
2
0
Tracy, RF-LF
6
0
1
0
Bowa, SS
6
0
0
0
Martin, CF-RF
6
1
3
1
Trillo, 2B
7
2
3
1
Dillard, 3B
6
0
1
1
Christenson, P
0
1
0
0
O'Berry C
4
0
0
0
McGraw, P
0
0
0
0
Reuschel, P
2
0
0
0
Gross, PH
0
0
0
0
Tidrow, P
0
0
0
0
Loviglio, PR
0
0
0
0
Vail, PH
1
0
1
0
Reed, P
0
0
0
0
Le. Smith, P
0
0
0
0
Lyle, P
0
0
0
0
Figueroa, PH
1
0
0
0
G. Vukovich, PH
1
0
0
0
Sutter, P
0
0
0
0
Brusstar, P
0
0
0
0
Johnson, PH
0
0
0
0
McCarver, PH
1
0
0
0
Caudill, P
0
0
0
0
Noles, P
0
0
0
0
McGlothen, PH
0
0
0
0
Saucier, P
0
0
0
0
Randle, PR
0
1
0
0
 
Capilla, P
0
0
0
0
 
Lamp, P
0
0
0
0
 
TOTALS
52
5
10
5
TOTALS
51
6
12
6
Chicago
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
-
5
Phillies
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
-
6
Chicago
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
Reuschel
6.1
6
3
1
4
2
Tidrow
0.2
0
0
0
0
0
Le. Smith
2
0
0
0
1
0
Sutter
2
1
0
0
1
1
Caudill
3
2
0
0
1
3
Capilla
0.1
0
2
2
2
0
Lamp (L, 10-13)
0.1
3
1
1
1
0
Phillies
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
Christenson
6.1
4
3
3
2
4
McGraw
2.2
3
0
0
0
2
Reed
0.2
0
0
0
1
0
Lyle
2.1
2
0
0
1
1
Brusstar
2
0
0
0
0
0
Noles
0.1
0
2
0
1
0
Saucier (W, 7-3)
0.2
1
0
0
0
1

Game-winning RBI- Trillo.

E- Dillard (10), Noles (2). DP- Chicago 4, Philadelphia 2. 2B- Buckner (41), Vail (16), Lezcano (4), Rose (42), Unser (4). HR- Martin (23). SB- Trillo (8), Lo. Smith (31). CS- Kingman (2), Loviglio (1). SH- O'Berry (2), McGraw (3). SF- Thompson (1). IBB- Christenson (4, Tracy), Lyle (1, Johnson). WP- Capilla (5). T- 4:27. A- 21,127.

Starting Lineup:
  Chicago Cubs Philadelphia Phillies
1.
DeJesus SS Lo. Smith LF
2.
Tyson 2B Rose 1B
3.
Buckner 1B McBride RF
4.
Kingman LF Schmidt 3B
5.
Tracy RF Unser CF
6.
Martin CF Moreland C
7.
Dillard 3B Bowa SS
8.
O'Berry C Trillo 2B
9.
Reuschel P Christenson P

Game Summary (courtesy of retrosheet.org):

CUBS 1ST: DeJesus grounded out (second to first); Tyson made an out to first; Buckner made an out to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 1ST: Smith walked; Rose grounded into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Smith out at second]; McBride grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

CUBS 2ND: Kingman singled to left; Tracy struck out while Kingman was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); Martin was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 2ND: Schmidt struck out; Unser made an out to right; Moreland lined to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

CUBS 3RD: Dillard grounded out (shortstop to first); O'Berry made an out to second; Reuschel grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 0.

PHILLIES 3RD: Bowa grounded out (second to first); Trillo reached on an error by Dillard [Trillo to first]; Trillo stole second; Christenson walked; Smith grounded out (second to first) [Trillo to third, Christenson to second]; Rose doubled to center [Trillo scored (unearned), Christenson scored (unearned)]; McBride made an out to center; 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 2.

CUBS 4TH: DeJesus made an out to shortstop; Tyson made an out to right; Buckner made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 4TH: Schmidt singled to center; Unser struck out; Moreland singled to left [Schmidt to second]; Bowa made an out to center; Trillo lined to left; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cubs 0, Phillies 2.

CUBS 5TH: Kingman made an out to shortstop; Tracy made an out to left; Martin homered; Dillard grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 5TH: Christenson walked; Smith grounded out (third to first) [Christenson to second]; Rose walked; McBride singled to right [Christenson to third, Rose to second]; Schmidt grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [McBride out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cubs 1, Phillies 2.

CUBS 6TH: O'Berry struck out; Reuschel struck out; DeJesus made an out to first; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 6TH: Unser grounded out (second to first); Moreland lined to left; Bowa grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 1, Phillies 2.

CUBS 7TH: Tyson walked; Buckner doubled to center [Tyson scored]; Kingman popped to third in foul territory; Tracy was walked intentionally; Martin singled to left [Buckner to third, Tracy to second]; MCGRAW REPLACED CHRISTENSON (PITCHING); Dillard forced Martin (second to shortstop) [Buckner scored, Tracy to third]; O'Berry struck out; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 2.

PHILLIES 7TH: LEZCANO REPLACED KINGMAN (PLAYING CF); MARTIN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); TRACY CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); Trillo singled to right; McGraw out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Trillo to second]; Smith singled to pitcher [Trillo to third]; TIDROW REPLACED REUSCHEL (PITCHING); Rose grounded out (pitcher to first) [Trillo scored, Smith to second]; McBride made an out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

CUBS 8TH: VAIL BATTED FOR TIDROW; Vail doubled to center; DeJesus lined into a double play (shortstop unassisted) [Vail out at second]; Tyson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 8TH: SMITH REPLACED VAIL (PITCHING); Schmidt grounded out (second to first); Unser made an out to center; Moreland grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

CUBS 9TH: Buckner made an out to center; Lezcano grounded out (third to first); Tracy singled to third; Martin singled to center [Tracy to second]; Dillard made an out to center; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 9TH: Bowa made an out to center; Trillo made an out to right; GROSS BATTED FOR MCGRAW; Gross walked; LOVIGLIO RAN FOR GROSS; Loviglio was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

CUBS 10TH: REED REPLACED LOVIGLIO (PITCHING); O'Berry walked; FIGUEROA BATTED FOR SMITH; Figueroa popped to catcher; DeJesus forced O'Berry (shortstop to second); BIITTNER BATTED FOR TYSON; LYLE REPLACED REED (PITCHING); Biittner grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 10TH: SUTTER REPLACED FIGUEROA (PITCHING); KELLEHER REPLACED BIITTNER (PLAYING 2B); Smith struck out; Rose walked; McBride grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Rose out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

CUBS 11TH: Buckner singled to pitcher; THOMPSON RAN FOR BUCKNER; Lezcano forced Thompson (first to shortstop); Tracy was called out on strikes; Martin forced Lezcano (third to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 11TH: THOMPSON STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Schmidt made an out to left; Unser doubled to center; DERNIER RAN FOR UNSER; Moreland made an out to right; Bowa grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

CUBS 12TH: MADDOX REPLACED DERNIER (PLAYING CF); Dillard singled to center; O'Berry out on a sacrifice bunt (first to second) [Dillard to second]; JOHNSON BATTED FOR SUTTER; Johnson was walked intentionally; DeJesus forced Johnson (third to second) [Dillard to third]; Kelleher popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 12TH: CAUDILL REPLACED JOHNSON (PITCHING); Trillo made an out to right; G. VUKOVICH BATTED FOR LYLE; G. Vukovich struck out; Smith singled to center; Smith stole second; Rose struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

CUBS 13TH: BRUSSTAR REPLACED G. VUKOVICH (PITCHING); Thompson grounded out (second to first); Lezcano grounded out (pitcher to first); Tracy grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 13TH: McBride walked; Schmidt popped to second in foul territory; Maddox made an out to center; Moreland struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

CUBS 14TH: Martin grounded out (third to first); Dillard lined to shortstop; O'Berry popped to catcher in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 14TH: Bowa grounded out (first unassisted); Trillo singled to center; MCCARVER BATTED FOR BRUSSTAR; McCarver grounded into a double play (shortstop to second to first) [Trillo out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cubs 3, Phillies 3.

CUBS 15TH: NOLES REPLACED MCCARVER (PITCHING); MCGLOTHEN BATTED FOR CAUDILL; McGlothen walked; RANDLE RAN FOR MCGLOTHEN; DeJesus made an out to left; Kelleher reached on an error by Noles [Randle to third, Kelleher to first]; SAUCIER REPLACED NOLES (PITCHING); Thompson hit a sacrifice fly to center [Randle scored (unearned)]; Lezcano doubled to center [Kelleher scored (unearned)]; Tracy struck out; 2 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Cubs 5, Phillies 3.

PHILLIES 15TH: CAPILLA REPLACED RANDLE (PITCHING); Smith walked; Rose walked [Smith to second]; Capilla threw a wild pitch [Smith to third, Rose to second]; McBride grounded out (second to first) [Smith scored, Rose to third]; LAMP REPLACED CAPILLA (PITCHING); Schmidt popped to second; Maddox singled to center [Rose scored]; Moreland singled to center [Maddox to second]; Bowa walked [Maddox to third, Moreland to second]; Trillo singled to center [Maddox scored, Moreland to third, Bowa to second]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB. Cubs 5, Phillies 6.

Final Totals
R
H
E
LOB
Cubs
5
10
1
9
Phillies
6
12
1
12

From The World Champion Phillies and the Road to Victory:

For some unknown reason, the Phillies and Cubs have really been involved in some dillies. Most of them occurred in Wrigley Field, including a key 8-5, 15-inning win by the Phillies right after they had lost four in a row in Pittsburgh in early August.

The two clubs went 15 innings again and the Phillies came up with their biggest victory of the season, a definite Comeback Kids patent - scoring three runs in their last at bat to win.

Trailing 3-2, the Phillies rallied to tie on Pete Rose's grounder in the seventh.

The Cubs broke the ice in the 15th,. Pitcher Lynn McGlothen was sent up as a pinch hitter and drew a walk from Dickie Noles. Following an out, Noles threw a potential double play ground ball into center field, putting runners on the corners.

Scot Thompson hit a sacrifice fly off Kevin Saucier and Carlos Lezcano followed with a two-run double (note: only one run scored on the double).

With a handful of rowdy fans in the stands, the Phillies themselves became rowdy.

Doug Capilla walked Lonnie Smith and Rose to start the inning. Each advanced on a wild pitch. Smith scored on Bake McBride's grounder to second.

Dennis Lamp came in to pitch to Mike Schmidt, who popped up to second base. Garry Maddox got his biggest hit of the season as he lined a 1-1 pitch to center scoring Rose wth the tying run.

Keith Moreland followed with a single and Larry Bowa walked on four pitches to load the bases.

Manny Trillo lined a game-winning single to center and the Phillies had won a very important game to stay on the heels of the Expos, a half-game out.

 

Quotes:

"This is the kind of game that wins divisions." - Pete Rose

"You'd have to say that tonight was a clutch win." - Dallas Green

"Garry's hit certainly was a big hit, no question about that. It came at a time when we needed it. We couldn't have needed it any more than we did right there." - Dallas Green

"That was the one that got us started. Montreal had already beaten St. Louis and we were looking at a two-game deficit. That was as important as any win all year." - Dallas Green

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