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1980 Baseball

 

1980 World Series – The Philadelphia Phillies of the National League end 97 years of frustration by defeating the American League champion Kansas City Royals.


A's manager Billy Martin restrained by umps from attacking a fan

Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, and home in one inning for Phillies


1980 Football

 

1981 Super Bowl XV

Date Played: January 25, 1981
Teams: Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Winner: RAIDERS
Final Score: 27-10
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Game MVP: QB Jim Plunkett.
Half Time Show: Southern University Band and Helen O'Connell.
Commercials: 30 second commercial was $324000. Chrysler had the most ads
1981 Super Bowl XV

New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat New York Jets 21-20

1980 Basketball


NBA Finals – Los Angeles Lakers won 4 games to 2 over the Philadelphia 76ers


Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year


NBA 1980 Overview

 




1980 Hockey


Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Marcel Dionne, Los Angeles Kings

Hart Memorial Trophy: for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers

Stanley Cup - New York Islanders defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 2.


College Sports 1980


Football 1980


Heisman Trophy voting

1. George Rogers - South Carolina, RB
2. Hugh Green - Pittsburgh, DE
3. Herschel Walker - Georgia, RB
4. Mark Herrmann - Purdue, QB
5. Jim McMahon - Brigham Young, QB

Sugar Bowl: #1 Georgia 17, #7 Notre Dame 10
Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma 18, #2 Florida State 17
Rose Bowl: #5 Michigan 23, #16 Washington 6
Cotton Bowl Classic: #9 Alabama 30, #6 Baylor 2

 

Basketball 1980


NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship – Louisville wins 59-54 over UCLA

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Athletes of the Year 1980

 

ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – U.S. Olympic hockey team

Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Chris Evert, Tennis

 


1980 Olympics

MIRACLE ON ICE
USA Olympic hockey team defeated Finland, 4-2, to win the gold medal

1980 Summer Olympics takes place in Moscow, USSR
USSR wins the most medals (195), and the most gold medals (80).


22 members of the United States Olympic boxing team died in a plane crash near Warsaw, Poland

U.S. boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow


1980 Winter Olympics takes place in Lake Placid, United States

GDR wins the most medals (23), and the USSR wins the most gold medals (10).



Professional Sports 1980


1980 Boxing

Larry Holmes defeats Muhammad Ali by a knockout in round eleven to retain boxing's WBC world Heavyweight title, in what would be Ali's last world title bout.


Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Larry Holmes TKOs Leroy Jones in 8 for heavyweight boxing title


Mike Weaver KOs John Tate in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Larry Holmes TKOs Scott LeDoux in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship

Roberto Duran takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous decision


1980 Golf


Masters Tournament - Seve Ballesteros
U.S. Open - Jack Nicklaus
British Open - Tom Watson
PGA Championship - Jack Nicklaus
PGA Tour money leader - Tom Watson - $530,808
Senior PGA Tour - money leader - Don January - $44,100

LPGA Championship - Sally Little
U.S. Women's Open - Amy Alcott
Classique Peter Jackson Classic - Pat Bradley
LPGA Tour money leader - Beth Daniel - $231,000

 

1980 Tennis Grand Slam

Grand Slam in tennis  men's results:
Australian Open - Brian Teacher
French Open - Björn Borg
Wimbledon championships - Björn Borg
US Open - John McEnroe

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
Australian Open - Hana Mandlikova
French Open - Chris Evert
Wimbledon championships - Evonne Goolagong
US Open - Chris Evert

Davis Cup World tennis - Czechoslovakia defeated Italy 4-1.

 

Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis

1980 Horseracing

Kentucky Derby – Genuine Risk
Preakness Stakes – Codex
Belmont Stakes – Temperance Hill

  

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