On October 21, 1980 — In front of 65,838 fans at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies win their first World Series ever in the 98-year history of the franchise by defeating the Royals in Game 6, 4-1. Winning pitcher Steve Carlton limits Kansas City to 4 hits in seven innings, and Tug McGraw hurls the last two frames and punched out Willie Wilson for the final out to pick up the save. Mike Schmidt is named Series MVP.

 


 

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