With the Flyers’ elimination in the Stanley Cup playoffs at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, a little tragic information was picked up:
Philadelphia is now 25 years without a champion.
Writes Peter Mucha:
“Ed Rendell was district attorney, the Commodore 64 was a popular computer, and McNuggets were just a gleam of spattered grease in execs’ eyes at McDonald’s.”
More things off the top of my head about 1983:
- There was no mainstream Internet
- There was no LeBron James
- There was no Tim Malcolm
- There was no digital filesharing
- There were no cell phones
- No. 1 song: “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie
- No. 1 album: “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
The Phillies, obviously, went to the World Series in 1983 but lost 4-1 to the Baltimore Orioles. On that team: Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Garry Maddox, Gary Matthews, Von Hayes, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Steve Carlton, Larry Christenson, Larry Andersen, Tug McGraw.