Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Dodgers vs Phillies: Rewind 1983

1983 Fleer #165 Gary Matthews

It has been 25 years since the Dodgers and Phillies last met in a playoff series. The Phils won the best of 5 series in 4 games behind the strong pitching of Steve Carlton and the offensive heroics of Gary Matthews. "Sarge" Homered in 3 consecutive games knocking in 8 of the Phillies 15 runs during the series and was named the NLCS MVP for his performance. The final game of that series occurred 25 years ago today. Hopefully one of the Phils will come through in this years NLCS they way that Matthews did in 1983.

Go Phillies!


night owl said...

I'll be rooting for the Dodgers vigorously. Although I've always had a soft spot for the Phillies. I remember one of Sarge's HRs in that series off of Jerry Reuss. It was a monster shot.

capewood said...

I remember it like it was yesterday. Too bad the Phillies cratered in the World Series against the Orioles.

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