A report on Charlie Manuel

Manuel as manager for the Phillies in 2006
Charlie Manuel argues a call with an umpire
Charlie Manuel and the Phillies meet with President Barack Obama during their visit to the White House

American former professional baseball player, coach, and manager.

- Charlie Manuel
Manuel as manager for the Phillies in 2006

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Philadelphia Phillies

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American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia.

American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia.

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Grover Cleveland Alexander, Phillies pitcher from 1911 to 1917 and 1930
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1964 Philadelphia Phillies
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Darren Daulton, Phillies' catcher from 1983, 1985 to 1997
Citizens Bank Park has been the Phillies' home since 2004.
Chase Utley, Phillies' second baseman from 2003 to 2015
Ryan Howard, Phillies' first baseman from 2004 to 2016
Roy Halladay, Phillies' pitcher from 2010 to 2013
Bryce Harper was signed by the team in 2019.
The Phillies play division rival New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on September 29, 2017.
Gene Mauch, Phillies' manager from 1960 to 1968
Charlie Manuel, Phillies' manager from 2005 to 2013
Ed Delahanty, 1945 Hall of Fame inductee
Mike Schmidt, 1990 Wall of Fame inductee
Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher from 1972 to 1986
Chuck Klein, 1932 NL MVP and 1933 Triple Crown winner
John Kruk, Phillies first baseman from 1989 to 1994
8× Gold Glove winner Garry Maddox (1975–1986)
The Centennial Team plaque at the left end of the Wall of Fame
Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate, April 2009
Harry Kalas, Phillies broadcaster from 1971 to 2009
Phillies fans, who have a reputation for occasional unruly behavior, brawl with New York Mets fans at Shea Stadium, September 2007
Dick Allen

Charlie Manuel took over the club's reins from Bowa after the 2004 season, and general manager Ed Wade was replaced by Pat Gillick in November 2005.

President Barack Obama greets the Phillies after their World Series victory

2008 Philadelphia Phillies season

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The 126th in the history of the franchise.

The 126th in the history of the franchise.

President Barack Obama greets the Phillies after their World Series victory
In the offseason, the Phillies acquired Brad Lidge from Houston.
Chase Utley led Major League Baseball with 11 home runs in April.
The Phillies acquired Joe Blanton to improve their rotation for a shot at the pennant.
Though he slumped early and struck out often, Ryan Howard found himself among the league leaders in home runs all season, and won both the home run and RBI titles in the National League.
Fan celebrated Brad Lidge's perfect season at the World Series parade.
Jayson Werth wielded a hot bat in the 2008 NLDS.
The Phillies and the Dodgers, pictured before Game 3 of the 2008 NLCS
Despite hitting only 14 home runs in the regular season, Shane Victorino hit crucial home runs in both the first and second rounds of the playoffs.
Cole Hamels, the Phillies' ace and the MVP of both the NLCS and the World Series
The Cira Centre in downtown Philadelphia was illuminated with the Phillies' "P" logo after their World Series victory.
The statue of William Penn atop City Hall in downtown Philadelphia
2007 National League MVP Jimmy Rollins
Starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick, 11–9 through his 30 starts in 2008
Pat Burrell hit the last of three consecutive home runs on June 13.

During the season, they were managed by Charlie Manuel.

2008 World Series

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The championship series of Major League Baseball's 2008 season.

The championship series of Major League Baseball's 2008 season.

Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels, pictured here during the 2010 regular season, won Game 1 and pitched six effective innings in Game 5, and was named the World Series MVP.
The teams on the field before Game 1
Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard, pictured during 2007 spring training, hit his first home run of the postseason in Game 3.
Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria, pictured during the 2008 regular season, got his first hit in Game 5.
The grounds crew covers the field with a tarpaulin during the Game 5 rain delay.
Harry Kalas, pictured at the World Series parade, called the series for Phillies radio and got to call a World Series win for the team, something he couldn't do in 1980.
President Barack Obama meets with the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies at the White House—May 15, 2009

In summing up the firsts and given how long the city's sports fans have waited, Phillies President David Montgomery said that "our first name is Philadelphia", and he and manager Charlie Manuel dedicated the championship to the city of Philadelphia and the fans.

Hamels with the Texas Rangers in 2016

Cole Hamels

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American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent.

American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent.

Hamels with the Texas Rangers in 2016
Hamels with the Texas Rangers in 2016
Hamels pitching in 2007
Hamels pitching against the Cincinnati Reds in 2008
Cole Hamels in World Series victory parade on October 31, 2008
Hamels pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010
Hamels warms up before a game on June 8, 2012
Hamels pitching for the Clearwater Threshers, advanced-A affiliates of the Phillies, in
Hamels pitching for the Texas Rangers in 2015
Hamels pitching for the Texas Rangers in 2017
Hamels with the Texas Rangers in 2018
Hamels pitching for the Chicago Cubs in 2019

On February 14, the first day of spring training for pitchers and catchers, when asked who the Opening Day starter would be, manager Charlie Manuel responded, "Yeah, you might as well go ahead and pencil him in. I don't think there's any sense in me playing games. Go ahead, pencil him in."

Cleveland Guardians

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American professional baseball team based in Cleveland.

American professional baseball team based in Cleveland.

The team is named after the eight Guardians of Traffic statues displayed on the Hope Memorial Bridge next to their home field.
Cy Young on a 1911 baseball card
Nap Lajoie, who won the 1903 American League Batting Championship with the Indians, was the team's namesake from 1903 to 1915, and is an MLB Hall of Famer.
1909 Cleveland Naps
Tris Speaker on a 1933 baseball card
Bob Feller; winner of the A.L. pitching Triple Crown in 1940, member of the 1948 World Series Championship team, the Indians all-time leader in wins and strikeouts, and an MLB Hall of Famer.
Logo from 1946 to 1950
Lou Boudreau, 1948 American League MVP
Al Rosen, 1953 Most Valuable Player.
Herb Score – who was the 1955 American League Rookie of the Year, a two-time A.L. All-Star, and after his playing career went on to be the longest-tenured announcer in club history, serving 34 seasons (1964–1997) as a member of the Indians broadcast team.
In 1975, Frank Robinson became the first African-American manager in MLB history
Slider, the team mascot since 1990
Progressive Field in 2008
Kenny Lofton in 1996
Mark Shapiro – Indians GM from 2001 to 2010, President from 2010 to 2015, and two-time Sporting News Executive of the Year.
CC Sabathia won the 2007 AL Cy Young Award with the Indians.
Sabathia's teammate Cliff Lee won the AL Cy Young Award in 2008.
Mike Chernoff, who has served as Indians/Guardians' general manager since 2015.
Manager Terry Francona, who in his tenure with the Indians/Guardians is a two-time AL Manager of the Year (2013, 2016), led the team to the 2016 AL Championship, and is the all-time franchise leader in wins by a manager.
Corey Kluber, who is a two-time AL Cy Young Award winner with the Indians (2014, 2017).
Shane Bieber, who won the 2020 AL Cy Young Award, giving the team five winners in 14 seasons.
The Ohio Cup trophy
Guardians wordmark logo, featured on the team's home uniforms
Cleveland in "diamond C" font is featured on the team's road uniforms
Chief Wahoo logo used from 1950 through 2018
"Block C" logo used secondarily from 2014 until 2019, then as the team's primary logo from 2019 through 2021 - the final three years under the Indians name
Guardians TV announcer Matt Underwood (seated, center) and longtime lead radio announcer Tom Hamilton (right)
Earl Averill
Larry Doby
Mel Harder
Joe Sewell
Jim Thome

The Mariners, who won an MLB record-tying 116 games that season, had a strong bullpen, and Indians manager Charlie Manuel had already pulled many of his starters with the game seemingly out of reach.

Parry McCluer High School

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High school located in Buena Vista, Virginia, United States.

High school located in Buena Vista, Virginia, United States.

Charlie Manuel – manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, 2005–2013

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History of the Philadelphia Phillies

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The history of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball's National League began on November 1, 1882 with the organization of the Philadelphia Ball Club Limited.

The history of the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball's National League began on November 1, 1882 with the organization of the Philadelphia Ball Club Limited.

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Ed Delahanty, one of the Phillies' standout players in the early era of the franchise.
Starting pitchers Ernie Shore and Grover Cleveland Alexander shake hands during the 1915 World Series.
Shibe Park / Connie Mack Stadium, home of the Phillies from 1938 to 1970
Curt Schilling, pictured here with Boston, was an instrumental cog in the Phillies' 1993 National League pennant win.
A ticket for a 1993 game between the Phillies and the Chicago Cubs.
This marker in the Citizens Bank Park parking lot commemorates Veterans Stadium, the Phillies' home for many years.
The Liberty Bell replica at Citizens Bank Park rings for every Phillies home run and victory.
2007 MVP Jimmy Rollins recorded the fourth 20–20–20–20 season in MLB history.
Chase Utley's hot bat powered the Phillies to their first winning April in five years.
Kyle Kendrick posted a 3–1 record in June 2008.
Article of co-partnership of the Philadelphia Ball Club Limited (November 1, 1882) establishing the Philadelphia Phillies

Dallas Green and Charlie Manuel are the only Phillies managers to win a World Series: Green in 1980, and Manuel in 2008.

Tokyo Yakult Swallows

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The Tokyo Yakult Swallows (東京ヤクルトスワローズ) are a professional baseball team in Nippon Professional Baseball's Central League.

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows (東京ヤクルトスワローズ) are a professional baseball team in Nippon Professional Baseball's Central League.

View of Meiji Jingu Baseball Stadium, a franchise of Tokyo Yakult Swallows
Swallows fans supporting hold an umbrella in 2006
Tetsuto Yamada (2011–present) in 2018
Munetaka Murakami in 2018

🇺🇸 Charlie Manuel (1976–1978)

Rollins with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012

Jimmy Rollins

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American former professional baseball shortstop, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (–), Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago White Sox.

American former professional baseball shortstop, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (–), Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago White Sox.

Rollins with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012
Jimmy Rollins at bat, 2004.
Rollins before a split-squad game against Tampa Bay during 2007 spring training
Jimmy Rollins right after a throw to first base, 2009.
Rollins on the basepaths
Rollins (left), with Howie Kendrick, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2015
Rollins playing for the Chicago White Sox in 2016

Under new manager Charlie Manuel, whose offensive strategy predominantly revolved around hitting many home runs, Rollins struggled to post a strong batting average early in the Phillies' 2005 season.

Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes

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In the Pacific League.

In the Pacific League.

Charlie Manuel