Manuel to be enshrined on Phillies' Wall of Fame

YONG KIM / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Charlie Manuel is a senior adviser with club.
YONG KIM / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Charlie Manuel is a senior adviser with club.
Posted: February 06, 2014

CHARLIE MANUEL will be inducted into the Phillies' Wall of Fame on Aug. 9, according to the team.

Manuel was the manager in 2008 as the Phillies won their second World Series title in history.

"I am honored to be enshrined on the Wall of Fame with Phillies greats such as Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and, of course, my good friend, Dallas Green," Manuel said in a statement. "I want to thank David Montgomery and the entire Phillies organization. This would not be happening if not for the great players and coaches I had around me. The years I spent in Philadelphia were some of the best of my professional career, and I owe a lot of that to the fans. I have said this before, but they are the best in the game."

The ceremony will take place before the Phillies play the Mets. Current and former players who played for Manuel will participate, including recently retired Roy Halladay. The Phillies will honor Halladay on Aug. 8 with a bobblehead giveaway.

"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 went 780-636 (.551) over nine seasons from 2005 to '13. The Phillies won five NL East titles under Manuel and made two trips to the World Series. Last August, Manuel became the 59th manager to win 1,000 victories.

Manuel, who was fired in August and replaced by Ryne Sandberg, now is a senior adviser to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

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