February 2020 Update: The momentum continues… for now! I have completed the Philadelphia Inquirer articles through September of 1980. The pennant race tightens to the Phillies and Expos going into the final week of the season. I must admit that it is a lot of fun strolling down memory lane. It’s almost like I’m nine years old again! In addition, I found and linked a YouTube video from September 28, 1980, which was an ABC national broadcast of the Phillies and Expos from Veterans Stadium. Unfortunately a loss, it is still neat to see the Phils in what seemed to be such an important game with Keith Jackson and Don Drysdale announcing.
Getting Ready for Spring Training: I must admit to being a bit more wary this year than I was last year. The Phils seemed to close the purse strings after the Zach Wheeler signing, and there seems to be some glaring holes in both the lineup and the pitching staff. It will still be good to see some baseball coming in the next few months!
Still On the Lookout For:
- Pictures from the 1980 season. Looking for digital copies of pictures that can be posted on the site.
- Articles from the Philadelphia Bulletin. Richie Ashburn used to do a weekly article in that newspaper. Online, scanned, clipped… most importantly free!
Future Updates: If I can keep up my present pace, I should be able to complete the season in the Inquirer either in February or March. Since the playoff newspapers have more articles, it may be difficult to keep up the current pace, but I shall try to persevere!