July 12, 1980: Billy Martin is half-right as A’s best Angels

What a difference a year makes. In 1979 the California Angels…

June 12, 1980: ‘Hit Man’ Mike Easler’s cycle leads Pirates over Reds  

Delivered from minor-league limbo in 1979 as a pinch-hitting…
Jim Kaat (TRADING CARD DB)

June 4, 1980: 41-year-old Jim Kaat crafts 10-inning shutout for Cardinals

For Jim Kaat, the last of his 31 career shutouts undoubtedly…
Jerry Reuss (TRDAING CARD DB)

June 27, 1980: Dodgers’ Jerry Reuss throws no-hitter to beat rival Giants

Jerry Reuss was on a roll. He’d returned to the Los Angeles…

May 13, 1980: With possible strike looming, Boston’s Fred Lynn hits for the cycle

In early May of 1980, Boston’s Fred Lynn was playing like there…
George Brett (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

August 17, 1980: George Brett raises batting average above .400

It was serendipity that George Brett even got his fifth plate…
Don Hood (TRADING CARD DB

May 2, 1980: Lefty relievers are all right for Cardinals

For the first three weeks of the 1980 season, the St. Louis Cardinals’…
Claudell Washington (THE TOPPS COMPANY)

June 22, 1980: Mets’ Claudell Washington hits three home runs at Dodger Stadium

Although Mets fans did not have much to celebrate in 1980, they…

June 9, 1980: Whitey Herzog wins first game as Cardinals manager

On the day of Whitey Herzog’s first game as manager of the…

April 10, 1980: Astros’ J.R. Richard flirts with perfection on Opening Day

As the Houston Astros opened the 1980 season, the franchise had…

June 14, 1980: The Steve Henderson Game

Each baseball season’s early summer games take on a mystical…

October 3, 1980: Joe Ferguson keeps Dodgers alive in NL West race

As the 1980 MLB season was winding down, the Houston Astros paid…

April 12, 1980: Brewers’ Cooper, Money belt two grand slams in one inning

Fresh off a second-place finish in 1979, the Milwaukee Brewers…

April 10, 1980: Sixto Lezcano belts grand slam for walk-off win on Opening Day

What is the best day of the year?If you were to ask this question…

August 20, 1980: Tom Brookens gets five hits, starts triple play

Before the 1980 season, Detroit manager Sparky Anderson had a…

August 12, 1980: Expos turn a triple play vs. lowly Cardinals

The baseball season is long enough that on any given day, a team…

August 24, 1980: Speier, Expos prevail in ‘a dumb man’s game’

This game featured five future Hall of Famers, yet Montreal Expos…

September 10, 1980: Expos’ Bill Gullickson whiffs rookie-record 18 batters

“I’m not a strikeout pitcher,” said rookie right-hander…

June 28, 1980: Legend of ‘Super Joe’ Charboneau launches at Yankee Stadium

The legendary exploits of major-league baseball players are a…