3. Danny Ozark (1973 – 1979)
Danny Ozark took over the Phillies in 1973 following a 57-win season by the club. After a 14 game improvement in 1974, the Phillies improved quickly with the progression of young stars Mike Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Larry Bowa and veteran pitcher Steve Carlton.
The Phillies improved to second place in 1975 before running off three consecutive National League East titles. Despite back-to-back 101 win seasons in 1976 and 1977, the Phillies fell short of the World Series, losing to the Reds and Dodgers.
After a lackluster performance on August 30 in 1979 that pushed the team two games below .500, Ozark was replaced by Dallas Green.
Ozark finished his Phillies managerial career with a record of 594-510.