Monday, September 2, 2013

Hirings & Firings: Charlie Manual, MGR, Philadelphia Phillies

Charlie Manual became Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies after the end of the 2004 season, leading the team to 8 seasons above a .500 win percentage.  His most notable seasons with the Phillies were in 2008 as the World Series champions, and then in 2009 as the National League champions.  Including his three seasons as a Cleveland Indians Manager between 2000-2002, Charlie Manual has accrued a total of 1000 wins as a Major League Baseball Manager.  Manual was released by the Phillies in early August of this year after his team failed to win above the .500 mark during his 9th season as a Phillies Manager.  

2005 Topps Update #UH87


2006 Topps #286


2007 Topps #251


2008 Topps #632


2009 Topps #496