Phillies World Series-winning manager Dallas Green dies at 82
Green pitched, managed and served as a baseball executive
Former big-league manager, pitcher and executive Dallas Green has died at the age of 82.
A left-handed pitcher, Green appeared in 185 big-league games. During that time, he compiled an 88 ERA+ and a 20-22 record while spending most of his time in the bullpen.
Green is perhaps best known for his time as the Philadelphia Phillies manager, a post he filled from 1979-81. In 1980, Green led the Phillies to a World Series victory. Later, he managed the New York Yankees and New York Mets. For his career, Green finished with a 454-478 record. He served as the National League manager in the 1981 All-Star Game.
Green also served as the Chicago Cubs general manager from 1981-87. During that time, he acquired Ryne Sandberg in a trade with the Phillies, among other nifty moves. Under Green, the Cubs added youngsters like Greg Maddux, Mark Grace and Shawon Dunston to their system.
In recent years, Green had surfaced in the news following the death of his granddaughter, who was murdered in the 2011 Tuscon, Arizona, shooting of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
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