The following are the baseball events of the year 1980 throughout the world.

Years in baseball

1980 in sports

Champions

Major League Baseball

World Series: Philadelphia Phillies over Kansas City Royals (4–2); Mike Schmidt, MVP

  League Championship Series ABC World Series NBC
                 
West Kansas City Royals 3  
East New York Yankees 0  
    AL Kansas City Royals 2
  NL Philadelphia Phillies 4
East Philadelphia Phillies 3
West Houston Astros 2  

Other champions

Winter Leagues

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG George Brett .390 Bill Buckner .324
HR Reggie Jackson & Ben Oglivie 41 Mike Schmidt 48
RBI Cecil Cooper 122 Mike Schmidt 121
Wins Steve Stone 25 Steve Carlton 24
ERA Rudy May 2.46 Don Sutton 2.20

Major league baseball final standings

Events

January

February

March

April

May

May 1 - New York Mets starting pitcher Pete Falcone strikes out the first six batters he faces in a game versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Falcone strikes out Lonnie Smith, Pete Rose. Garry Maddox, Mike Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, and Bob Boone. The seventh batter, shortstop Larry Bowa grounded out. Despite the success early, the Mets fall to Philadelphia 2–1.

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Births

January

February

Adam Stern

March

April

May

June

July

August

Craig Breslow

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December