Just curious from those [allentown, julio, others] who were young phans in 1964? Whenever I read that the 1980 World Series title put the "64 collapse to bed I couldn't find a theory further from the truth. The '77 Black Friday collapse? Yep. The '78 painful loss when Gary Maddox dropped a fly ball? Sure. Because the main roster, sans Rose and Trillo were on all those teams. Schmidt, Luzinski, Bowa, Boone, Carlton, Ruthven, Christenson, McGraw, Reed, Brusstar, Unser, McBride were all on those 3 teams so 1980 made the pain and suffering from that group all worth while.
But 1980 had absolutely nothing at all with putting the ghosts of 1964 to bed, nothing at all. Callison, Allen, Short, Bunning, Mauch and the rest of that plucky team never went to a World Series, either as Phillies or elsewhere. And, for the most part, none of them did. Oh, Dalrymple made a short appearance with the Orioles and Covington and Roebuck had been in the fall classic previously with other organizations. But that team was never again to capture lightning in a bottle and by the late 60's they were all on other teams or out of baseball.
Just curious if others feel as I do who witnessed both 1964 and 1980?