New Phillies manager Joe Girardi will be one of nine in franchise history that won a World Series either before, during, or after managing its major-league club.
The latest chapter of the Philadelphia Phillies’ lengthy history, which began in 1883, will begin next season under Joe Girardi as its 55th all-time manager.
And, of those 55 managers, he and eight others have won — either previously, while with the team, or after leaving the team — a World Series championship as manager.
That means that nearly one in every six Phillies managers hired will finish their career with at least one World Series championship. And, as we know, only two of these 55 have ever done so while donning Phillies red.
Also, more than half (5) on this list began their managerial careers with the Phillies — meaning the organization let go of eventual World-Series champions. The most recent is Terry Francona, who won it all in 2004 with the Boston Red Sox in just his first season removed from managing a team other than the Phillies. He would win again at the helm of the Boston squad just three seasons later.
There is also Hall of Famer who not only won a World Series before managing the Phillies, but also after. Also, the first manager on this list led the Phillies rival Atlanta Braves to their first-ever World Series championship.
And, combined, these nine managers have won 11 World Series championships for the following teams: Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox (twice), Detroit Tigers (twice), New York Yankees (twice), and Philadelphia Phillies (twice).
Click through to see each of these nine World Series-winning skippers linked to Phillies history.