MLB World Series

Season 34 Episode 2

Game 2 - Kansas City at Philadelphia (1980)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 1980 on FOX
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Game 2 - Kansas City at Philadelphia (1980)

Game 2 of the 1980 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the Philadelphia Phillies at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Final Score: Kansas City 4 Philadelphia 6
Philadelphia leads series 2-0

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  • 159 Pitches!!! How things have changed...

    Isn't it amazing that Steve Carlton threw 159 pitches in this game? That could never happen in today's pitch count conscious world. Granted Steve Carlton is in the Hall of Fame, but it really shows the game has changed. I don't know what the World Series record might be, but this has to be close.

    Back to the game. Carlton struck out 10 and was helped out by four double plays, but it took a four run eighth inning rally against Royals' closer Dan Quisenberry for the Phillies to earn their first World Series win in 65 years. 65 years!!moreless
Tony Kubek

Tony Kubek

Color Commentator

Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver

Color Commentator

Merle Harmon

Merle Harmon

Field Reporter

Joe Garagiola

Joe Garagiola

Play-By-Play Announcer

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Final Score
      Kansas City 4 Philadelphia 6
      Philadelphia leads series 2-0

    • Kansas City Royals' third-baseman George Brett left the game in the sixth inning due to pain from hemorrhoids. He had minor surgery in a Kansas City hospital and was able to return for Game 3.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Kansas City Center Fielder Amos Otis: I just think we're jinxed here. I think the next couple of games, you'll see what these two teams are made of.

    • Kansas City Designated Hitter Hal McRae: We're still confident. Anytime you score some runs and take the lead, you gotta think you can win.

    • (on how he feels)
      Philadelphia Manager Dallas Green: Not too shabby. We've got the juices flowing in that dugout right now. This is Phillies baseball in September and October.
      (on the condition of the baseballs)
      Philadelphia Manager Dallas Green: I'm going to complain to the commissioner (Bowie Kuhn) and the umpires. Lefty (starter Steve Carlton) wasn't struggling, Lefty was struggling because of the baseballs. They were as slick as I've ever seen them. We have to do something. The first batch that came out were rubbed up decently. But after that they were very slick. (Catcher Bob) Boone said they were as slick as ice. To be effective, Lefty has to have the feel of the baseball and he did not have it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Bryant Gumbel - Pregame Host, Ron Luciano - Pregame Analysis, Merle Harmon - Pregame Analysis

    • Starting Lineups
      Kansas City Royals
      Willie Wilson LF
      U.L. Washington SS
      George Brett 3B
      Hal McRae DH
      Amos Otis CF
      John Wathan C
      Willie Aikens 1B
      Jose Cardenal RF
      Frank White 2B
      Larry Gura P
      Philadelphia Phillies
      Lonnie Smith LF
      Pete Rose 1B
      Bake McBride RF
      Mike Schmidt 3B
      Keith Moreland DH
      Garry Maddox CF
      Manny Trillo 2B
      Larry Bowa SS
      Bob Boone C
      Steve Carlton P

    • Reserves
      Kansas City Royals
      Ken Brett
      Dave Chalk
      Onix Concepcion
      Rich Gale
      Clint Hurdle
      Pete LaCock
      Dennis Leonard
      Renie Martin
      Rance Mulliniks
      Marty Pattin
      Darrell Porter
      Jamie Quirk
      Dan Quisenberry
      Paul Splittorff
      Jeff Twitty
      Philadelphia Phillies
      Ramon Aviles
      Warren Brusstar
      Marty Bystrom
      Larry Christenson
      Greg Gross
      Greg Luzinski
      Tug McGraw
      Dickie Noles
      Ron Reed
      Dick Ruthven
      Kevin Saucier
      Del Unser
      George Vukovich
      John Vukovich
      Bob Walk