Site News - July 2005

July Update: I was able to rip through those August games pretty quickly, and they are now up on the website. The 1980 season Day-by-Day page is now complete through the August 31 game against the San Diego Padres. coverage of 25th Anniversary: The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News are featuring several articles on the 1980 Phillies. They are too new to post here for now, but they are available on their website. Registration is required to view the articles.


Website Upgraded: I have just upgraded my website on Geocities. It will be the same address, but upgrading the site gives me the space I need to continue to add content (I ran out of space after adding the August 9th boxscore). It also has the added bonus of eliminating the annoying ads that Geocities likes to run!


1980 Phillies DVD Set: In case anyone wanted to order the 1980 Phillies 25th Anniversary DVD Collection, it is available on People in the greater Philadelphia area can probably also get it wherever you can buy DVDs.


Boone Honored August 5: Bob Boone, catcher for the Phillies from 1972-1981, will be honored by being placed on the Phillies' Wall of Fame during the Alumni weekend. Here is the Bob Boone page on this website.


Problems?: If there are any problems getting to a page on the site, please e-mail me at 1980phillies (address obselete). As of right now, there are pages for every link on the site.


Wanted: Any and all articles that pertain to the 1980 Phillies, or any players on the roster from that year. If you have some to donate/lend/sell/steal please e-mail me. I am particularly interested in newspaper articles about the games themselves. I have a lot of "celebration" articles, but have found that searching for game descriptions can be a headache!


Future Updates: I will be plugging away at the September and October boxscores during the next few weeks, as well as "touching up" the NLCS and World Series boxscores. After finishing the boxscores (which may take longer since I will be returning to my teaching job in a couple of weeks), I will create an individual page for the front office (Ruly Carpenter and Paul Owens) and for Dallas Green. Finally, I have located a couple of new sources of articles, and I'll be adding them after completing the other jobs. If you have any ideas of what you would like to see on the website, please e-mail me.


Go Phillies!
Richard Summers