Phillies to help commemorate 1980 World Series with fan giveaways

Mike Schmidt helped the Phillies win their first World Series title in 1980. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Phillies will commemorate the 40th anniversary of their 1980 World Series championship this season. In honor of the first team championship in franchise history, the team has added two new promotional items to help the fans celebrate.

The Phillies promotional schedule now lists two giveaways during the team’s alumni weekend. The first night of this extended weekend, Thursday, Aug. 6, will include a replica 1980 World Series ring giveaway. Sunday, Aug. 9 is the last day of the celebration, when the team will give away Tug McGraw bobble figurines.

The Coca-Cola Mike Schmidt World Champions Replica Ring will be given out prior to the team’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. This giveaway is for fans who are 15 or older:

That Sunday’s game against the San Francisco Giants will have a giveaway of Tug McGraw bobble figurines prior the the 1:05 start. The figurine depicts the former closer’s pose after securing the final out of the 1980 World Series. This giveaway is available to fans of all ages:

The weekend of these giveaways will host other events to celebrate Phillies alumni and specifically that 1980 team. It will also include the induction of Manny Trillo onto the Phillies Wall of Fame on Aug. 8.


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  1. Ken Bland

    March 11, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Manny Trillo being assigned Wall of Fame honors isn’t horribly criminal. He did enough positive things to stand out as a member of the World Series winning ’80 Phils. Far removed though it might be, dating back 40 freaking years now, Trillo smashed a triple against Houston in Game 5 of the LCS that in and of itself was WOF worthy, and was better than just okay in his 4 year Phillie tenure.

    But in reality, even including his defensive prowess, Trillo is a barely remembered Phillie if not for the eventual winning ways of the Phils of Golden Age 1. It’s not like he had 4 Hall of Fame seasons around South Philly. In fact, if not for that defensive prowess, his Phillie numbers were rather pedestrian.

    If you really want a significant, more dominant honoree that really triggered exiting the doldrums of the pre late 70’s era, the appointment goes to Dave “Yes We Can” Cash. Cash came from the Pirates, and assumed thee leadership position that elevated the Phils. Oh, to be sure, the likes of Carlton, Schmidt et al isn’t to be overlooked, but Cash, to the public eye, and public image was the man. Now how he actually was in the clubhouse and behind closed doors, I don’t know, but he had 3 terrific years for the Phils. Unfortunately, he slid quickly and barely had a legacy after leaving the Phils at what should have been peak age, and slid into oblivion in the Gene Mauch era in Montreal. But his 3 year run with the Phils, to say the least was inspiring, and even if he never sees the WOF, which is pretty likely, it’s a shame his contributions seemed so positive, and equally forgotten. I often wonder why Larry Bowa hasn’t seemed to make an effort to keep Cash’s name alive in Philly. It always seemed to me like Cash was a huge contributor to helping Bowa take limited ability to a helluva career.

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