Mike Schmidt and friends knocked off Houston in the 1980 NLCS on the way to beating KC in the World Series, the Phils’ first title
By Sam Bush
Houston is 1-3 in previous trips to the World Series, while the Phillies are 2-5 with their last championship coming in 2008.
This isn’t the first postseason meeting between the two franchises — back when the Astros were a National League team, Philly and Houston met in the 1980 NLCS.
In what was a five-game maximum, the Phillies needed all five games to barely outlast the Astros in a series regarded as a classic.
The Phils went on to win their first-ever World Series crown that same year, and Philly fans can only hope that karma repeats itself in this latest matchup against the Astros.