Toast of the Town
Oct. 21, 1980 -Steve Carlton pitched seven dominant innings against the Kansas City Royals, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 victory in Game 6 of the World Series and the first world championship in franchise history.
Carlton allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks with seven strikeouts for his second victory in the Series.
"I can remember telling my wife: 'This is the last game, be ready to celebrate tonight,' " shortstop Larry Bowa said. "We walked into the locker room that night and we knew [Kansas City] had no chance. Everybody in our locker room knew it."
After the game, Carlton gathered his teammates in the trainer's room and opened a bottle of vintage champagne, raising a glass to toast the Phillies.
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