A notable face was missing as members of the Phillies Wall of Fame lined up to recognize Jim Thome during alumni weekend.
The manager of the 1980 Word Series Champions Dallas Green was nowhere to be seen during Alumni Weekend, raising questions among the fans of his well-being.
The 82-year-old has been a beloved staple of the Phillies organization ever since bringing home the organizations first championship 36 years ago.
During Sunday afternoons broadcast, Phillies Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt acknowledged Green’s absence and gave the fans a vague explanation regarding his former managers health.
"I wanna send out best wishes to my old skipper Dallas Green, who I understand is not doing well. He’s under the weather, getting some care. I don’t know the details of it, but Dallas was unable to make it this weekend. Send out best wishes to him, hope he gets better."
While the extend of Green’s illness is unknown, it is certainly troubling that it kept him away from returning to the ballpark for Alumni Weekend. Hopefully more information regarding his health comes to light.
Dallas Green was hired late in the 1979 season after the firing of legendary coach Danny Ozark.
In his first full season as the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, Green led his team to their first World Series with a 91-71 record.
He finished his managerial career in Philadelphia with 169 wins. He has the third-highest winning percentage for a Phillies manager with at-least 200 games managed.
As a player for the Phillies, Green had a 20-22 record in 175 games on the mound. He made 44 starts, and had 261 strikeouts during his time in Phillies red. He made his playing debut in 1960 at Candlestick Park, and took the loss after allowing seven runs (six earned) in 5.2 innings.
Green was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2006. He is currently serving as a Senior Advisor to the General Manager for the Phillies.