October 21, 1980 - Tug McGraw and the Philadelphia Phillies win the 1980 Fall Classic, defeating the Kansas City Royals in six games. Mike Schmidt was named Series MVP. This was the first World Series played entirely on artificial turf. This was also the first World Series since 1920, and the last to date, in which neither team had won a World Series before. With their victory, the Phillies became the final team out of the original sixteen MLB teams to win a World Series.