Thursday, May 7, 2009

Danny Ozark

Former Phillies Manager Danny Ozark died this morning at his home in Vero Beach. He was 85.

He had a 594-510 record as Phillies manager from 1973 to 1979. Most importantly Ozark was the manager of the 1976 Phillies team that won the NL East, but lost to the Cincinnati Reds in the playoffs.

Many Phillies Phans, myself included, consider that 1976 team to be the best (most talented) in franchise history.


Dave said...

I thought that year 1976 from about May to maybe the beginning of August the Phillies played as good of baseball as any team I ever saw before or since. They were not the same team down the stretch when they lost to the Reds.

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