Phillies History: 9 of 55 Managers That Won World Series
2. Pat Moran, 1919
- Years as Phillies Manager: 1915-18
- Years as Manager: 1915-23
- Year(s) Winning the World Series (Team): 1919 (Cincinnati Reds)
Pat Moran was the 15th manager in Phillies history, and the second on this list to have started his managerial career with the Phillies.
In just his first season as Phillies skipper, Moran led the team its first-ever National League pennant and World Series appearance. The Phillies would lose 4 games to 1 against the Boston Red Sox, and would also lose the 1950 World Series (4-0 sweep against the New York Yankees) before finally winning it all in their third-ever appearance in 1980.
Moran would manage the Phillies three more seasons, but could not get the team back to the World Series. He would find first-season magic again with the Cincinnati Reds in 1919, replacing Christy Mathewson “when no word is received” from him while he was in France with the U.S. Army during World War I, the Reds note.
Finally, he was able to win it all. The Reds’ 5 games to 3 World Series victory over the Chicago White Sox in 1919, amid the infamous Black Sox scandal, was their first in franchise history.
As Phillies skipper, Moran posted a combined 323-257-6 (.557) record over 586 games. With the Reds, however, he had a .564 winning percentage spanning 757 games, 425-329-3.
In addition to managing the Phillies from 1915 to 1918, Moran also played for them as catcher from 1910 to 1912, as well as 1914. He also played for the National League’s Boston Beaneaters (1901-05) and Chicago Cubs (1906-09).