The Phillies win their first World Series. Led by Series MVP Mike Schmidt and pitchers Steve Carlton and Tug McGraw, the Phillies defeated the Royals, 4-1, in the clinching Game 6 at Philadelphia.
The Phillies' Steve Carlton strikes out Montreal's Andre Dawson in a 1-0, 17-inning loss to become the National League's all-time strikeout leader. Carlton fans 12 in 10 innings to bring his total to 3,128.
Hank Aaron becomes baseball's career total bases leader when his single against the Phillies gives him 6,135, one more than Stan Musial has.
The Phillies' Steve Carlton wins the first of four National League Cy Young Awards unanimously by the vote of 24 baseball writers.