PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Charlie Manuel is back with the Phillies as an advisor to Ruben Amaro Jr. The team is also making sure he’ll be remembered forever as one of the organization’s all time greats.
Manuel will be inducted into the Phillies Wall Of Fame, the team announced Tuesday.
The induction ceremony will take place August 9th, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game at Citizens Bank Park during Phillies Alumni Weekend festivities (August 8-10, Phillies vs. Mets).
“It is only fitting that Charlie become the newest member of our Wall of Fame,” Phillies President David Montgomery said in a press release. “His contributions to our club, his unparalleled connection with our fans, and his overall passion and love of the game made the decision an easy one. He has left an indelible mark on Phillies history and he deserves this honor.”
“I am honored to be enshrined on the Wall of Fame with Phillies greats such as Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton and, of course, my good friend, Dallas Green. I want to thank David Montgomery and the entire Phillies organization. This would not be happening if not for the great players and coaches I had around me,” Manuel said. “The years I spent in Philadelphia were some of the best of my professional career and I owe a lot of that to the fans. I have said this before, but they are the best in the game.”
Charlie Manuel led the Phillies to a World Series victory in 2008, and followed it up with another appearance in the World Series in 2009, losing to the Yankees.
Former Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay will be honored prior to the August 8th game, which will feature a Roy Halladay bobblehead giveaway.