October 21, 1980 - WS Game 6 - Phillies 4, Royals 1

Tug McGraw rejoices as the Phils win their first World Championship.
Tug McGraw rejoices as the Phils win their first World Championship.

Phillies win series 4-2.

 

Game 6- truly a date with history. I can distinctively remember watching this game at my grandmother's house (I stayed there because I knew that she'd let me stay up!), and I was glued to her television. I was trying to be so quiet, as my grandfather was asleep on the couch, but when Tug McGraw struck out Wilson, I woke him up screaming and running and hopping around their house. Steve Carlton was dominating over the first six innings, while the Phils scored all the runs they would need on a Mike Schmidt 2-run single in the bottom of the third. Of course, with the Phillies and especially with Tug McGraw, it would not be easy. Tug faced two bases-loaded situations in the eighth and ninth innings, but crawled his way through the minefield and notched the most important strikeout in Phillies history- the one that earned them the franchise's first World Series title.  

Video: World Series Game 6 (Full Game)

The Final Out

Video: Tug McGraw Describes The Last Pitch

Photo Album

Boxscore: Phillies 4, Royals 1

 

Kansas City

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

-

1

Philadelphia

0

0

2

0

1

1

0

0

X

-

4

 

 

 

Kansas City

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

K

Wilson, LF

4

0

0

0

1

3

Washington, SS

3

0

1

1

0

2

Brett, 3B

4

0

2

0

0

0

McRae, DH

4

0

0

0

0

0

Otis, CF

3

0

0

0

1

2

Aikens, 1B

2

0

0

0

2

1

Concepcion, PR

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wathan, C

3

1

2

0

1

0

Cardenal, RF

4

0

2

0

0

0

White, 2B

4

0

0

0

0

1

TOTALS

31

1

7

1

5

9

 

 

Fielding:

  • DP: 1.
  • Error: Aikens (1), White (2).

Batting:

  • SF: Washington (2, off McGraw).
  • LOB:  9          

 

 

Kansas City

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Gale (L, 0-1)

2*

4

2

1

1

1

Martin

2.1

1

1

1

1

0

Splittorff

1.2†

4

1

1

0

0

Pattin

1

0

0

0

0

2

Quisenberry

1

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

*Gale pitched to four batters in the third.

†Splittorff pitched to one batter in the seventh.

 

 

Philadelphia

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

K

Smith, LF

4

2

1

0

0

0

Gross, LF

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rose, 1B

4

0

3

0

0

0

Schmidt, 3B

3

0

1

2

1

1

McBride, RF

4

0

0

1

0

0

Luzinski, DH

4

0

0

0

0

2

Maddox, CF

4

0

2

0

0

0

Trillo, 2B

4

0

0

0

0

0

Bowa, SS

4

1

1

0

0

0

Boone, C

2

1

1

1

1

0

TOTALS

33

4

9

4

2

3

 

 

Fielding:

  • BDP: 2.

Batting:

  • Game Winning RBI: Schmidt (2).
  • 2B: Maddox (2, off Gale); Smith (1, off Martin); Bowa (1, off Splittorff).
  • LOB: 7.        

Baserunning:

  • CS: Rose (1, 2nd base by Pattin/Wathan)

 

 

Philadelphia

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Carlton (W, 2-0)

7‡

4

1

1

3

7

McGraw (S, 2)

2

3

0

0

2

2

 

 

‡Carlton pitched to two batters in the eighth.

 

Umpires: Nick Bremigan (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Bill Kunkel (AL), Paul Pryor (NL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Don Denkinger (AL)

 

T- 3:00.

 

A- 65,838.

 

Starting Lineups

Kansas City Royals

 

Philadelphia Phillies

Smith DH

1

Wilson LF

Rose 1B

2

Washington SS

Schmidt 3B

3

Brett 3B

McBride RF

4

McRae DH

Luzinski DH

5

Otis CF

Maddox CF

6

Aikens 1B

Trillo 2B

7

Wathan C

Bowa SS

8

Cardenal RF

Boone C

9

White SS

Carlton

P

Gale

Game Summary

 

The information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by Retrosheet.  Interested parties may contact Retrosheet at www.retrosheet.org.

 

PHILLIES 1ST: Smith grounded out (third to first); World Series game 4; Rose singled to second [Rose to second (error by White)]; McBride made an out to left; Schmidt struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 0, Royals 0.

 

ROYALS 1ST: Wilson singled to left; Wilson was picked off first but was safe on an error by Christenson [Wilson to third]; White flied to right; Brett tripled to right [Wilson scored]; Aikens homered [Brett scored]; McRae doubled to center; Otis doubled [McRae scored]; NOLES REPLACED CHRISTENSON (PITCHING); Hurdle walked; Porter struck out; Washington singled to shortstop [Otis to third, Hurdle to second]; Wilson grounded out (first to pitcher); 4 R, 6 H, 1 E, 3 LOB. Phillies 0, Royals 4.

 

PHILLIES 2ND: Unser made an out to left; Maddox singled to right; Trillo forced Maddox (second to shortstop) [Trillo to
second (error by Washington)]; Bowa singled to left [Trillo scored (unearned), Bowa to second (on throw to home)]; Boone grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 4.

 

ROYALS 2ND: White made an out to center; Brett grounded out (second to first); Aikens homered; McRae doubled; Otis made an out to right; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 5.

 

PHILLIES 3RD: Smith grounded out (third to first); Rose made an out to left; McBride walked; McBride was caught stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 5.

 

ROYALS 3RD: Hurdle doubled to left; Porter popped to third in foul territory; Washington grounded out (second to first) [Hurdle to third]; Wilson struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 5.

 

PHILLIES 4TH: Schmidt singled; Unser made an out to center; Maddox grounded out (first unassisted) [Schmidt to second]; Trillo made an out to right; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 5.

 

ROYALS 4TH: White popped to first in foul territory; Brett struck out; Aikens struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 5.

 

PHILLIES 5TH: Bowa made an out to right; Boone singled to center; Smith grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Boone out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 5.

 

ROYALS 5TH: McRae struck out; Otis singled to center; Hurdle walked [Otis to second]; Porter was called out on strikes; Washington popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 5.

 

PHILLIES 6TH: Rose grounded out (third to first); McBride doubled; Schmidt grounded out (third to first); Leonard threw a wild pitch [McBride to third]; Unser struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 5.

 

ROYALS 6TH: SAUCIER REPLACED NOLES (PITCHING); Wilson walked; White made an out to right; Brett made an out to left; Saucier threw a wild pitch [Wilson to second]; Aikens walked; BRUSSTAR REPLACED SAUCIER (PITCHING); McRae forced Aikens (first to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Phillies 1, Royals 5.

 

PHILLIES 7TH: Maddox popped to shortstop; Trillo doubled to right; Bowa singled to left [Trillo to third]; Boone out on a sacrifice fly to left [Trillo scored]; Bowa stole second; Smith grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 5.

 

ROYALS 7TH: Otis made an out to center; Hurdle grounded out (second to first); Porter walked; Washington grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 2, Royals 5.

 

PHILLIES 8TH: Rose doubled to left; QUISENBERRY REPLACED LEONARD (PITCHING); McBride grounded out (second to first) [Rose to third]; Schmidt out on a sacrifice fly to right [Rose scored]; Unser singled to right; Maddox grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Phillies 3, Royals 5.

 

ROYALS 8TH: Wilson grounded out (shortstop to first); White grounded out (second to first); Brett grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Royals 5.

 

PHILLIES 9TH: Trillo grounded out (third to first); Bowa grounded out (second to first); Boone grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Phillies 3, Royals 5.