Ranking the Top 5 greatest Phillies managers in franchise history

Who are the greatest Phillies managers of all time since the franchise's inception in 1883?
Charlie Manuel ranks as one of the greatest Philadelphia Phillies managers after winning a World Series in 2008
Charlie Manuel ranks as one of the greatest Philadelphia Phillies managers after winning a World Series in 2008 / Elsa/GettyImages
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No. 2: Gene Mauch

Gene Mauch is one of the longest-tenured managers in Phillies history, with nine seasons and 1,332 games to his credit. He took over at the beginning of the 1960 season following Eddie Sawyer's resignation. The first-time manager was only 34 years old when he took over the role for Philadelphia and held the position until June 16, 1968.

The best year for the team with Mauch as manager was 1964, when they finished second in the National League with a 92-70 record. A famous Phillie, Dick Allen, won the Rookie of the Year Award that season, the same season in which Mauch won his second Manager of the Year Award.

He won his first Manager of the Year Award following an 81-80 season in 1962, which was the team's first season over .500 since 1953.

Mauch has 646 wins, the second most in history among Phillies managers. He has the most regular season losses in team history with 684. The late manager won the Manager of the Year Award following the 1962 and 1964 years, respectively. He is the only manager in team history to win the award more than once. Despite winning the prestigious award twice and being their manager for over seven seasons, the Salina, Kansas native never led Philadelphia to the playoffs.

After Philadelphia, Mauch went on to manage for 17 more seasons with the Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins, and the California Angels and finished his career with a 1,902-2,037 record in 3,942 games.