Former Phillies 2B Manny Trillo will be inducted onto the team’s Wall of Fame this summer, as part of the 40-year 1980 World Series champion team reunion.
Seventeen-year MLB veteran infielder Manny Trillo will be bestowed the Philadelphia Phillies’ highest honor this summer.
On Saturday, the team announced that the 1980 World Series champion and NLCS MVP will be inducted onto the team’s Wall of Fame, as part of the 40-year champion team reunion during Alumni Weekend.
“Manny was an integral part of the historic 1980 team and his indelible performance over the years has led him to take his rightful place on the Toyota Phillies Wall of Fame,” said Phillies President Andy MacPhail. “We’re excited to join our fans, as well as Manny’s teammates, as this amazing player is bestowed with one of our highest honors.”
Trillo, 69, played in four seasons with the Phillies from 1979 to 1982; across 502 games and 2,022 plate appearances, he slashed .277/.321/.369 with 85 doubles, 14 triples, 19 home runs and 160 RBI. In field, he played solely at second base with the team, committing only 33 errors across 4,368 1/3 innings. Spanning the four seasons with the Phillies, Trillo led all NL second basemen in games (501), hits (516), doubles (85) and total bases (686). In 1982, he led all major league second basemen with a .994 fielding percentage.
In the 1980 NLCS, Trillo slashed .381/.364/.571 with eight hits and four RBI in 24 plate appearances, helping him earn MVP honors. The Venezuela native also won the World Series with the Oakland Athletics, six years prior in 1974.
In total during his career, Trillo earned four All-Star nods, three Gold Glove Awards, and two silver Slugger Awards.
The Wall of Fame induction ceremony will take place prior to the 4:05 p.m. game on August 8 against Gabe Kapler and the San Francisco Giants. Trillo will be joined by current Wall of Famers, as well as 1980 teammates.