Site News - May 2021

May 2021 Update:  The pace is agonizingly slow, but I did manage to get through the articles of October 20, 1980 in the Kansas City Times.  The Royals’ press was just beginning to realize that it just may not be their year, after all… but still held out hope that the Royals would beat Steve Carlton and at least force Game 7.


First Place!  I know, it’s May:  The Phillies have had their ups and downs in the beginning of the 2021 season, but as of the time of this update, the Phils are currently enjoying the view from the top of the standings in the NL East.  Hopefully they can get their lineup producing more consistently, and the bullpen to at least resemble one that belongs in the major leagues.  If they can do both of those with the trio of Nola, Wheeler and Eflin, the Phils should be in this race until the end.


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:   May is often a busy month in my schedule, but I will try to complete the Kansas City Times World Series articles.  After that, I am looking at the Philly-area suburban newspapers.  Top contenders are the Camden Courier Post, Wilmington Morning News, Wilmington News Journal or (Allentown) Morning Call.  I will also keep looking through newspapers from Kansas City, Houston, Montreal and Pittsburgh as well, especially on the dates the Phils played those teams.