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Phillies fire Charlie Manuel, name Ryne Sandberg manager
Phillies fire Charlie Manuel, name Ryne Sandberg manager

The Philadelphia Phillies hired Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg as their manager on Friday after firing Charlie Manuel. Manuel, 69, had managed the Phillies since 2005, a run that included five consecutive National League East championships and a World Series title in 2008. The only managers who have served their current teams longer than Manuel are Mike Scioscia of the Angels and Ron Gardenhire of the Minnesota Twins, neither of whom is assured of returning next season. Manuel, who also managed the Cleveland Indians from 2000 to 2002, has exactly 1,000 victories as a major league manager. He ranks 59th on the all-time list, behind the following active managers: Jim Leyland (1,747),...

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