Wednesday, March 22, 2017
RIP - Dallas Green
With great sadness I am posting that long-time Phillies' organizational soldier Dallas Green passed away today (March 22, 2017) at age 82.
Green played for the Phillies from 1960 to 1964, then spent some time with the Mets and Senators, before returning to the Phillies for his final season in 1967.
Green then went to work assisting Paul Owens in running the Phillies' farm system. After Owens' promotion to GM in 1972, Green took over the farm system, until being named Phillies' manager in late 1979.
He managed the Phillies for the 1980 and 1981 seasons, "coaxing" all the varied personalities to the 1980 World Series championship.
After 1981 he moved to the Cubs as a front-office executive. He later managed the Yankees in 1989 and the Mets from 1993-96, before returning to the Phillies as a senior advisor.
To me, the "Old-school Phillies' Way" was personified by Paul Owens, Dallas Green, John Vukovich, and Larry Bowa. Three of those four are now gone.
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