1980 Season

World Series Champion

Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies defeat the Royals (4-2)
World Series MVP: Mike Schmidt (PHI)

Playoffs

ALCS: Royals defeat the Yankees 3-0
NLCS: Phillies defeat the Astros 3-2

Highlights

1. January 9th: Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame.
2. May 29th:  Johnny Bench breaks Yogi Berra’s all-time record for home runs by a catcher.
3. July 4th: Nolan Ryan strikes out César Gerónimo to reach 3,000 career strikeouts
4. July 8th: The National League battles win the All-Star Game 4–2.
5. September 10th: Bill Gullickson strikes out 18 batters, the most by a rookie
6. September 20th: George Brett’s batting average drop below .400.

No-Hitters

June 27th: Jerry Reuss, Dodgers 8 – Giants 0 NL

National League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Philadelphia Phillies 91 71 .562
Montreal Expos 90 72 .556 1.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 79 .512 8.0
St. Louis Cardinals 74 88 .457 17.0
New York Mets 67 95 .414 24.0
Chicago Cubs 64 98 .395 27.0
WEST W L W-L% GB
Houston Astros 93 70 .571
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 71 .564 1.0
Cincinnati Reds 89 73 .549 3.5
Atlanta Braves 81 80 .503 11.0
San Francisco Giants 75 86 .466 17.0
San Diego Padres 73 89 .451 19.5

NL Leaders

WAR: Steve Carlton (PHI), 10.2
Most Valuable Player: Mike Schmidt (PHI)
Cy Young Award: Steve Carlton (PHI)
Rookie of the Year: Steve Howe (LAD)
Batting Title: Bill Buckner (CHC), .324
Home Runs: Mike Schmidt (PHI), 48
RBIs: Mike Schmidt (PHI), 121
Wins: Steve Carlton (PHI), 24
ERA: Don Sutton (LAD), 2.20
Strikeouts: Steve Carlton (PHI), 286

American League

EAST W L W-L% GB
New York Yankees 103 59 .636
Baltimore Orioles 100 62 .617 3.0
Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 .531 17.0
Detroit Tigers 84 78 .519 19.0
Boston Red Sox 84 78 .519 19.0
Cleveland Indians 79 81 .494 23.0
Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 .414 36.0
WEST W L W-L% GB
Kansas City Royals 97 65 .599
Oakland Athletics 83 79 .512 14.0
Minnesota Twins 77 84 .478 19.5
Texas Rangers 76 85 .472 20.5
Chicago White Sox 70 90 .438 26.0
California Angels 65 95 .406 31.0
Seattle Mariners 59 103 .364 38.0

AL Leaders

WAR: George Brett (KCR), 9.4
Most Valuable Player:
George Brett (KCR)
Cy Young Award: Steve Stone (BAL)
Rookie of the Year: Joe Charboneau (CLE)
Batting Title: George Brett (KCR), .390
Home Runs: Jackson (NYY) | Oglivie (MIL), 41
RBIs: Cecil  Cooper (MIL), 122
Wins: Steve Stone (BAL), 25
ERA: Rudy May (NYY), 2.46
Strikeouts: Len Barker (CLE), 187