Entering Game 6 of the 1980 World Series, the Phillies were on the cusp of their first World Series title in franchise history after a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Kansas City Royals two nights earlier in Game 5.
Who other than Steve Carlton would get the start for the Phillies. With the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the third inning, Mike Schmidt singled to right-centerfield to score Bob Boone and Lonnie Smith to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.
The Phillies wouldn't need anything more than that as Carlton went seven-plus innings allowing just one run on four hits before Tug McGraw came in to pitch the rest eighth and ninth innings. The Phillies got two more runs to make it a 4-1 game heading into the ninth inning.
With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the ninth, Royals second baseman Frank White popped up into foul territory where Boone and first baseman Pete Rose gave chase. The ball popped out of Boone's glove when Rose grabbed it out of midair for the second out and one of the most iconic plays of the era.
With two outs and the bases still loaded, the Phillies closer worked a 1-2 count on Royals left fielder Willie Wilson...