1980 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 9 – October 21, 1980
Number of games162
Number of teams26
TV partner(s)ABC, NBC, USA
Draft
Top draft pickDarryl Strawberry
Picked byNew York Mets
Regular season
Season MVPAL: George Brett (KC)
NL: Mike Schmidt (PHI)
League postseason
AL championsKansas City Royals
  AL runners-upNew York Yankees
NL championsPhiladelphia Phillies
  NL runners-upHouston Astros
World Series
ChampionsPhiladelphia Phillies
  Runners-upKansas City Royals
World Series MVPMike Schmidt (PHI)
MLB seasons

The 1980 Major League Baseball season concluded with the Philadelphia Phillies winning their first World Series championship.

A strike during April 1–8 caused the final eight days of spring training to be canceled, but did not impact the regular season schedule.[1]

The All-Star Game, held at Dodger Stadium, saw the National League defeat the American League, 4–2.

The Phillies finished their regular season with a 91–71 record, defeated the Houston Astros in the 1980 NLCS, and defeated the Kansas City Royals in the 1980 World Series.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                 
East NY Yankees 0  
West Kansas City 3  
    AL Kansas City 2
  NL Philadelphia 4
East Philadelphia 3
West Houston 2  

Awards and honors

Further information: 1980 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG George Brett KC .390 Bill Buckner CHC .324
HR Reggie Jackson NYY
Ben Oglivie MIL
41 Mike Schmidt PHI 48
RBI Cecil Cooper MIL 122 Mike Schmidt PHI 121
Wins Steve Stone BAL 25 Steve Carlton PHI 24
ERA Rudy May NYY 2.46 Don Sutton LA 2.20
SO Len Barker CLE 187 Steve Carlton PHI 286
SV Rich Gossage NYY
Dan Quisenberry KC
33 Bruce Sutter CHC 28
SB Rickey Henderson OAK 100 Ron LeFlore MTL 97

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Los Angeles Dodgers[2] 92 16.5% 3,249,287 13.6% 39,625
Philadelphia Phillies[3] 91 8.3% 2,651,650 -4.4% 32,736
New York Yankees[4] 103 15.7% 2,627,417 3.5% 32,437
California Angels[5] 65 -26.1% 2,297,327 -9.0% 28,362
Kansas City Royals[6] 97 14.1% 2,288,714 1.2% 28,256
Houston Astros[7] 93 4.5% 2,278,217 19.9% 28,126
Montreal Expos[8] 90 -5.3% 2,208,175 5.0% 27,602
Cincinnati Reds[9] 89 -1.1% 2,022,450 -14.2% 24,664
Boston Red Sox[10] 83 -8.8% 1,956,092 -16.9% 24,149
Milwaukee Brewers[11] 86 -9.5% 1,857,408 -3.2% 22,651
Baltimore Orioles[12] 100 -2.0% 1,797,438 6.9% 22,191
Detroit Tigers[13] 84 -1.2% 1,785,293 9.5% 21,772
Pittsburgh Pirates[14] 83 -15.3% 1,646,757 14.7% 20,330
Toronto Blue Jays[15] 67 26.4% 1,400,327 -2.2% 17,288
St. Louis Cardinals[16] 74 -14.0% 1,385,147 -14.9% 17,101
Chicago Cubs[17] 64 -20.0% 1,206,776 -26.8% 14,898
Chicago White Sox[18] 70 -4.1% 1,200,365 -6.3% 14,819
Texas Rangers[19] 76 -8.4% 1,198,175 -21.2% 14,977
New York Mets[20] 67 6.3% 1,192,073 51.1% 14,537
San Diego Padres[21] 73 7.4% 1,139,026 -21.8% 14,062
San Francisco Giants[22] 75 5.6% 1,096,115 -24.7% 13,532
Atlanta Braves[23] 81 22.7% 1,048,411 36.3% 13,105
Cleveland Indians[24] 79 -2.5% 1,033,827 2.2% 13,086
Oakland Athletics[25] 83 53.7% 842,259 174.6% 10,398
Seattle Mariners[26] 59 -11.9% 836,204 -1.0% 10,324
Minnesota Twins[27] 77 -6.1% 769,206 -28.1% 9,615

Events

January–April

May–August

September–December

Deaths

References

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