You Can't Lose 'Em All: The Year the Phillies Finally Won the World Series by Frank Fitzpatrick | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
You Can't Lose 'Em All: The Year the Phillies Finally Won the World Series

You Can't Lose 'Em All: The Year the Phillies Finally Won the World Series

by Frank Fitzpatrick
     
 

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The Philadelphia Phillies, a franchise well over a century old, have only one world championship to their name, but what a championship season it was. You Can't Lose' Em All remembers that near-miraculous winning season of 1980 when the Phillies overcame internal and external struggles to beat the Astros in the National League Championship series and knock off the

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The Philadelphia Phillies, a franchise well over a century old, have only one world championship to their name, but what a championship season it was. You Can't Lose' Em All remembers that near-miraculous winning season of 1980 when the Phillies overcame internal and external struggles to beat the Astros in the National League Championship series and knock off the Royals to tale the World Series honors.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist - Wes Lukowsky
This is a fascinating look inside team dynamics, and it debunks once and for all the theory that successful teams must possess "good" chemistry. A fine baseball book, sure to be savored by fans for years to come.
Library Journal
Americans seem to love an underdog, and no franchise was a bigger one than the Philadelphia Phillies. For much of the 20th century, the Phillies had the distinction of being one of the worst teams in professional baseball. In 1980, however, the Phillies finally managed to reverse their losing trends and capture the World Series title. An accomplished sports reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer who has covered the Phillies since the late 1970s, Fitzpatrick examines the standout championship year and how the Phillies overcame numerous obstacles and finally claimed their place in history. The 1980 Phillies had a colorful group of players, including Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Steve Carlton, and Tug McGraw, and Fitzgerald shows real insight into these players' personalities. The result is a thoroughly entertaining work that anyone who enjoys baseball would appreciate but Philadelphia-area patrons most of all. For larger public libraries. Tom Auger, Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589790865
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,252,861
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Fitzpatrick is a veteran sports reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a lifelong Phillies fan.

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