March 22, 2017
Dallas Green, who managed to the Philadelphia Phillies to the 1980 World Series title, died at the age of 82 on Wednesday. A former pitcher with the Phillies as well as the New York Mets and Washington Senators, Green will forever be known in Philadelphia for the three-year stretch that he managed the Phillies from 1979 to 1981:
After the 1981 season, Green was lured away by the Chicago Cubs to be the team's general manager. One of the most famous trades that he made came at the expense of the Phillies, when he sent Ivan DeJesus to Philadelphia in exchange for Larry Bowa and Ryne Sandberg. Sandberg would go on to have a Hall of Fame career.
Despite those stops, Green will always be remembered as a Phillie. He was inducted to the team's Wall of Fame in 2006.
Green, who also spent time managing the Yankees as well as the Mets, was also known for his intense personality and the adversarial relationships he had with some of his players.
"I'm a screamer, a yeller and a cusser." he said (via the Inquirer). "I never hold back."
Later in his career, the Delaware native was a member of the Phillies front office. His last position, the one that he had held before his death, was senior advisor to the general manager.
The Phillies tweeted the following:
We mourn the passing of Dallas Green. The Phillies have lost a great man and wonderful friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/tzPWoGPtB9— Phillies (@Phillies) March 22, 2017
We will have much more on this story to come.