- Charlie Manuel coached the Phillies for eight years from 2005-13
- He led the team to a World Series win in 2008 against the Rays
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Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has suffered a stroke, the team announced Saturday.
The team said in a statement that Manuel was undergoing a medical procedure in Florida when the stroke occurred.
The 79-year-old was given medical attention ‘immediately’ and had a blood clot removed.
‘The next 24 hours will be crucial to his recovery, and Charlie’s family asks that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers at this time,’ the team said.
Phillies legend Charlie Manuel has suffered a stroke, the team said on Saturday afternoon
Manuel celebrates with the World Series trophy after beating the Rays in 2008
The Phillies released the above statement on Saturday regarding Manuel’s health
Manuel was the Phillies’ coach from 2005-13 and led the team to a World Series win in 2018.
He also managed Cleveland from 2000-02, and played for the Twins and Dodgers.
Manuel was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2014, before briefly returning as the team’s hitting coach in 2019.
He tallied 1,000 wins as a manager and a .548 winning percentage.