MLB World Series

Season 34 Episode 5

Game 5 - Philadelphia at Kansas City (1980)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 19, 1980 on FOX
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Game 5 - Philadelphia at Kansas City (1980)

Game 5 of the 1980 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Kansas City Royals at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Final Score: Philadelphia 4 Kansas City 3
Philadelphia leads series 3-2

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  • The Pivotal Game

    Once again, the Royals turned over a lead to closer Dan Quisenberry and as he did in Game 2, he blew it. This series has come down to a battle of closers and Tug McGraw has been better. So, instead of celebrating a five game Series victory, the Royals find themselves with the unenviable task of going back to Philadelphia needing to win two games. Given that they are 0-2 there, it doesn't look good.

    Kansas City did just enough against Marty Bystrom to take a 3-2 lead heading into the ninth, where three hits and a well timed sacrifice gave the Phillies the two runs they needed to take over the driver's seat in the Series.

    It was the second time in three defeats that the Royals outhit the Phillies (12-7 this time) only to be done in be a late rally against their closer.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
      Philadelphia 4 Kansas City 3
      Philadelphia leads series 3-2

    • Bryant Gumbel was the pregame anchor for the 1980 Series, and was also the host of NFL '80 during this same time period. Because of his duties for NFL '80 he had to host the pregame show from New York, and not Kansas City, where the game was being played.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (on his ninth inning, pinch hit double that tied the game)
      Philadelphia's Del Unser: I was trying to pull it into the big hole because (first baseman Willie) Aikens was holding (Mike) Schmidt. I hit it as good as I can hit it. The sinker was a little up and in.

    • (on Manny Trillo's ninth inning, game-winning line drive single off his glove)
      Kansas City Closer Dan Quisenberry: It hit me in the glove and the bare hand both. Next thing, it was rolling by me. ... They never hit a ball more than 75 feet in the air off me, and they win. The ball was playing hide and seek. It just wouldn't find our gloves.

    • (on being caught looking in the ninth by Tug McGraw)
      Kansas City Third Baseman George Brett: It was 0-2 and, with the game situation as it was, 99 percent of the time he would waste a pitch. I wanted to pull something through the hole, but he threw a fastball on the outer part of the plate and I just couldn't pull the trigger.

  • NOTES (3)

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

    • Starting Lineups
      Philadelphia Phillies
      Pete Rose 1B
      Bake McBride RF
      Mike Schmidt 3B
      Greg Luzinski LF
      Kevin Moreland DH
      Garry Maddox CF
      Manny Trillo 2B
      Larry Bowa SS
      Bob Boone C
      Marty Bystrom P
      Kansas City Royals
      Willie Wilson LF
      Frank White 2B
      George Brett 3B
      Willie Aikens 1B
      Hal McRae DH
      Amos Otis CF
      Clint Hurdle RF
      Darrell Porter C
      U.L. Washington SS
      Larry Gura P

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