1980 National League Championship Series

12th edition of Major League Baseball's National League Championship Series / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The 1980 National League Championship Series was played between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros from October 7 to 12. It was the 12th NLCS. Philadelphia won the series three games to two to clinch the NL pennant and advance to the World Series. It was the first postseason series victory in franchise history for the Phillies, who went on to defeat the Kansas City Royals for their first World Series Championship.

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1980 National League Championship Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Philadelphia Phillies (3) Dallas Green 91–71, .562, GA: 1
Houston Astros (2) Bill Virdon 93–70, .571, GA: 1
DatesOctober 7–12
MVPManny Trillo (Philadelphia)
UmpiresBob Engel
Terry Tata
Bruce Froemming
Doug Harvey
Ed Vargo (crew chief)
Jerry Crawford
Broadcast
TelevisionABC
WPHL-TV (Phillies' broadcast)
KRIV-TV (Astros' broadcast)
TV announcersABC: Keith Jackson, Don Drysdale and Howard Cosell
WPHL-TV: Harry Kalas, Andy Musser, Richie Ashburn and Tim McCarver
KRIV-TV: Gene Elston, Dewayne Staats and Larry Dierker
RadioCBS
KYW (Phillies' broadcast)
KPRC (Astros' broadcast)
Radio announcersCBS: Jack Buck and Jerry Coleman
KYW: Harry Kalas, Andy Musser, Richie Ashburn, Tim McCarver and Chris Wheeler
KPRC: Gene Elston, Dewayne Staats and Larry Dierker
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The 1980 National League Championship Series is remembered as the closest, most grueling playoff series in Major League Baseball history. The series went to its five-game limit, with the final four games requiring extra innings to determine a winner.

The two franchises would meet again in the 2022 World Series, nine years after the Astros switched to the American League.

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