Former Philadelphia Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel suffered a stroke while undergoing a medical procedure today in a Florida hospital, as per release from team.
The hospital staff was able successfully able to remove a blood clot. Charlie Manuel’s family asks that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers. The next 24 hours are crucial to his recovery.
Manuel managed the Phillies from 2004-13. He led them to a World Series title in 2008. Manuel also managed them to the World Series in 2009, but they were defeated by the New York Yankees.
The 79 year-old Manuel had a record of 780-636 as the Phillies Manager. He is a member of the Phillies Wall of Fame.
Manuel played in the majors from 1966-1975. He had a career batting average of .199 with four home runs and 43 RBI. He then went on to play in Japan from 1976-1981.
Former Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel. Photo courtesy of The Trentonian