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

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

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…

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

Fresh off a second-place finish in 1979, the Milwaukee Brewers…
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May 2, 1980: Lefty relievers are all right for Cardinals

For the first three weeks of the 1980 season, the St. Louis Cardinals’…

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

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

June 14, 1980: The Steve Henderson Game

Each baseball season’s early summer games take on a mystical…
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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 28, 1980: Legend of 'Super Joe' Charboneau launches at Yankee Stadium

The legendary exploits of major-league baseball players are 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…
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August 17, 1980: George Brett raises batting average above .400

It was serendipity that George Brett even got his fifth plate…

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

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

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…

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

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

October 4, 1980: Reuss outduels Ryan to pull Dodgers within one in NL West race

In the opening contest of the most pivotal series of their baseball…
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October 10, 1980: Royals advance to first World Series after sweeping Yankees in ALCS

The Kansas City Royals were on the threshold of experiencing…

October 12, 1980: Phillies rally to clinch NL pennant in 10 innings at Astrodome

In spite of the previous night’s 5-3 loss in 10 innings, the…

April 10, 1981: Carlton Fisk homers in return to Fenway Park

Beginning on March 18, 1981, Comiskey Park was the new ballpark…