Phillies All-Time winningest Manager Charlie Manuel has been elected to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, along with former Eagle Brian Dawkins
The legacy of Charlie Manuel continues to grow in the city of Philadelphia, as he will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on November 3.
The Call of 2016 will include Manuel; Eagles legend Brian Dawkins; the 1966-67 76ers team, Jim Watson; Al Severance; Bruce Harlan; Chris Short; Dick “Hoops” Weiss; Jeff Chandler; George Orton; Goose Goslin; Herman Taylor; Marilyn Stephens; Steve Fredericks; Sylvia Wene Martin; and Vonnie Gros.
“I think it’s as good a year as any we’ve had,” said Ken Avallon, the Hall’s president.
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Charlie Manuel holds a franchise record 780 wins for a manager over nine season, and led the team to a World Series victory in 2008. The teams’ core of Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, and Cole Hamels won five consecutive National League East division titles between 07-11 prior to Manuel’s firing during a tumultuous 2013 season.
His Phillies never lost more than 81 games during his tenure, and won more than 92 games four straight years during their championship run.
The Phillies inducted Manuel into the Wall of Fame back in 2014, making him the first of many Phillies to proudly don the 2008 World Series ring. Outfielder Pat Burrell joined Manuel in that exclusive group the following year.
Charlie Manuel is expected to be on hand when Jim Thome is inducted into the Wall of Fame this summer at Citizens Bank Park.
Since losing his job as a manager, Manuel has been a scout and a special advisor within the Phillies organization. His unique eye for hitting helped the Phillies select Mickey Moniak with the first overall pick last week.
Chris Short was also a member of the Phillies organization who will be added to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, as he pitched for the club from 1959-1972. He appeared in 459 games, 301 of which were starts. He finished with a record of 132-127 with an ERA of 3.38 and nearly 1600 strikeouts. He is fourth on the Phillies all-time wins list, fourth in innings pitched, fourth in strikeouts, fifth in appearances, fourth in games started, and fourth in shutouts.
Short was named to two All-Star teams and earned MVP votes in 1964 and 1966. He was part of pitching staffs that included Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts, Jim Bunning, Rick Wise, and Dallas Green.
I’m a bit surprised Jamie Moyer didn’t come up on that list.
Short also played along side Richie Ashburn, Dick Allen, Bob Boone, Larry Bowa, Greg Luzinski, John Vukovich, Tony Taylor, Johnny Callison, Bob Uecker, Tim McCarver, Sparky Anderson, and Ruben Amaro Sr..
Chris Short may be one of the greatest forgotten Phillies of all-time with the stats he racked up as a member of this team.
The ceremony honoring Manuel, Short, and Dawkins among others will be held at the Hilton hotel on City Avenue on November 3.