Monday, February 9, 2009

Mike Schmidt - 1980

By any objective measure, 1980 was the best year of Mike's great career. Let's look at the stats:

National League Most Valuable Player
Gold Glove
Silver Slugger
1st in slugging % - .625
2nd in runs scored - 104
1st in total bases - 342
1st in Home Runs - 48 (career high)
1st in RBI - 121 (career high)
1st in extra base hits - 82
1st in sacrifice flies - 13 (career high)

To cap off this magnificent season, the Phillies won the World Series, with Schmidt named World Series MVP

Mike hit .382 in the World Series with 2 home runs and 7 RBI.

The Phillies also had a great year, powered along by Schmidt. They finished the season 91-71. They took 2 out of 3 games in Montreal to edge the Expos for 1st place in the NL East by 1 game.

They went on to beat the 93-69 Astros 3-2 in the NLCS.

They beat the Royals, led by the great George Brett 4-2 to win the World Series, their first World Series title in team history.

1 comment:

deal said...

Schmidt had another great year in 81 that sometimes is dismissed because of the strike.

If you project out his numbers over a full season, they would have been huge.