Lead Story - 9/24/2020
Philadelphia Phillies - 1982 World Series ChampionThe Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago White Sox 4 games to 3 to win their 3rd consecutive World Championship.
Game 1 of the World Series was a thriller. The Phillies jumped out to a 7-1 lead scoring 4 runs in the 1st on 5 hits and Series MVP Greg Luzinski’s 2 run homer in the 2nd. The White Sox came roaring back in the 7th on Bobby Gritch’s 3 run homer to cut the lead to 7-6. The onslaught continued in the 8th; Frank Tepedino double in 2, and John Lowenstein followed with a 3 run homer to give the White sox the win 11-7.
Roger Nelson took the win for the White Sox in game 2, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. With the score tied at 2 in the 3rd, Larry Lintz put the Sox on top to stay with a RBI single. The White Sox took the game 3-2 and had a 2-0 series lead heading home to Comiskey Park.
The Phillies needed a win and Marty Bystrom came through pitching a 3 hit shutout. The Phillies scored their runs early, on RBI singles by Larry Bowa and Lonnie Smith, and cruised to a 6-0 game 3 victory.
The Phillies tied the Series in game 4 behind the pitching of Larry Christenson, who allowed 1 run on 4 hits. The Phillies once again jumped on top early on back to back doubles by Luzinski and Keith Moreland, cruising to a 7-2 win.
With the injury bug hitting the White Sox hard, the Phillies’ Steve Carlton took the mound and continued to shut down the White Sox bats. Carlton struck out 9 allowing 6 hits to get the game 5 win, 6-3, putting the Phillies on top 3 games to 2 heading home to Veterans Stadium. Moreland and Luzinski had RBI doubles for the Phillies.
With their backs to the wall, the White Sox got their bats going early in game 6. Thad Bosley opened the game with a solo Home Run and Lowenstein followed with another. The Phillies came back to take the lead 3-2 on Manny Trillo’s 2 run triple and McBride’s RBI single. After tying the game in the 5th, the Sox took the lead for good in the 6th on Home Runs by Dusty Baker and Ed Brinkman. The Phillies narrowed the lead, but the Sox hung on to force a game 7 with the win, 6-5.
In game 7, Marty Bystrom got his second win of the Series to give the Phillies the World Championship 5-3. The Phillies took the lead in the 1st on an RBI single by Luzinski and an RBI double by Mike Schmidt. They never relinquished the lead.
Series MVP Greg Luzinski finished the series with 3 doubles, 2 HR, 7 RBI, batting .333 with a 1.458 OPS. Frank Tepedino led the White Sox offense batting .381 with a 1.048 OPS with 1 double and 1 HR.
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