This Day In Sports History (October 18th) — Nate Thurmond
This Day In Sports History (October 21st) — Philadelphia Phillies
It was on this day in 1980 that the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-1 in Game 6 of the World Series. The win gave Philadelphia their first World Series title in franchise history.
The Phillies made it to the World Series by winning the National League East by one game over the Montreal Expos and then defeating the Houston Astros in five games in the N.L.C.S. The Royals had an easier time in the regular season, as they won their division by 14 games before sweeping the New York Yankees in the A.L.C.S. to make it to their first World Series.
Philadelphia outclassed Kansas City in the series, as they were led by World Series and regular season MVP Mike Schmidt as well as Cy Young award winner Steve Carlton.
George Bell, MLB – Born October 21st 1959 (age 54) in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Gabe Gross, MLB – Born October 21st 1979 (age 34) in Baltimore, Maryland
Zack Greinke, MLB – Born October 21st 1983 (age 30) in Orlando, Florida