Phillies will add Manuel to wall of fame

Charlie Manuel is the most successful manager in Philadelphia Phillies history. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Charlie Manuel is the most successful manager in Philadelphia Phillies history. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Posted: February 06, 2014

The Phillies will induct Charlie Manuel to the team's wall of fame less than a year after firing the franchise's all-time winningest manager.

Manuel will be honored before the Aug. 9 game against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park as a part of alumni weekend. In addition, the team will celebrate former pitcher Roy Halladay's career with a ceremony and bobblehead promotion Aug. 8.

"It is only fitting that Charlie become the newest member of our wall of fame," Phillies president David Montgomery said in a statement. "His contributions to our club, his unparalleled connection with our fans, and his overall passion and love of the game made the decision an easy one. He has left an indelible mark on Phillies history and he deserves this honor."

Manuel, who was hired last month as a senior adviser to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., compiled a 780-636 record in nine seasons. He is one of 59 managers in major-league history with 1,000 career victories. The Phillies fired Manuel, 70, in August and replaced him with Ryne Sandberg.


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