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George Dallas Green (born August 4, 1934 in Newport, Delaware) is a former pitcher, manager and executive in Major League Baseball who is perhaps best known for his involvement with the Philadelphia Phillies. After playing for the Phillies and 3 other teams, he went on to manage the Phillies, the New York Yankees, and the New York Mets, leading the Phillies to the first World Series title in franchise history in 1980. August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Newport is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1980 NL Pennants (5) 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1950 1915 East Division titles (6) [1] 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1981, a players strike in... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1986 â€¢ 1969 NL Pennants (4) 2000 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 East Division titles (4) 1988 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (2) 2000 â€¢ 1999 Major league nicknames New York Mets (1962-present) Major... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 1980 World Series Logo The 1980 World Series matched the Philadelphia Phillies against the Kansas City Royals, with the Phillies winning in six games to capture the first World Series title in franchise history. ...


After attending the University of Delaware, Green was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent. In 1963, Green gave up a home run to Jimmy Piersall. It was the 100th home run of Piersall's career, and Piersall decided to celebrate the milestone by running around the bases while facing backwards; Green was not amused. Green also gave up the only grand slam of Pete Rose's career. The University of Delaware (UD OR UDel) is the largest university in the state of Delaware. ... The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run scored by each runner who was already on base), with no errors by the defensive team on... James Anthony Piersall (born November 14, 1929 in Waterbury, Connecticut) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Peter Edward Pete Rose Sr. ...


Green's pitching record was 20-22, with all his decisions coming with the Phillies. He had a 4.26 ERA with 268 strikeouts in 561 1/3 innings pitched. He had 12 complete games and 2 shutouts in 46 starts. He pitched in 185 games. Green also had 4 career saves. In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. ... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ... In team sports, a shutout (sometimes a clean sheet in soccer) refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ...


After his playing days ended, Green joined the Phillies front office. In 1979, he was appointed manager of the Phillies, replacing Danny Ozark. His hard driving methods clashed with many of the teams's star players. However, in 1980 he drove them to victory in the World Series. The following are the events of the year 1979 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Daniel Leonard Ozark (born Daniel Leonard Orzechowski, November 24, 1923, in Buffalo, New York) is a former coach and manager in Major League Baseball. ...


After the Tribune Company bought the Chicago Cubs from the Wrigley Family in 1981, the company hired Green away from the Phillies after the 1981 season to be the team's general manager. His presence was quickly felt in the organization, as his slogan "Building a New Tradition" was a jab at the Cubs' history of losing. He hired a number of coaches and scouts away from the Phillies, like Lee Elia (Green's first manager), John Vukovich (who remained on the Cubs' staff throughout Green's tenure) and Gordon Goldsberry (the team's director of player development). Green also made some trades with the Phillies, acquiring players like Keith Moreland, Dan Larson and Dickie Noles. His best trade came during that first offseason when Green sent Ivan DeJesus to the Phillies for shortstop Larry Bowa and a minor league infielder named Ryne Sandberg. Bowa was the Cubs starting shortstop for three seasons, and Sandberg blossomed into a star, being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1908 â€¢ 1907 NL Pennants (16) 1945 â€¢ 1938 â€¢ 1935 â€¢ 1932 1929 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1910 â€¢ 1908 1907 â€¢ 1906 â€¢ 1886 â€¢ 1885 1882 â€¢ 1881 â€¢ 1880 â€¢ 1876 Central Division titles (1) 2003 East Division... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 15 - In his first year of eligibility, former St. ... In Major League Baseball, the General Manager of a team typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the ballclub during contract discussions with players. ... Lee Constantine Elia (born July 16, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Major League Baseball hitting coach for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... Lawrence Robert Bowa (born December 6, 1945 in Sacramento, California) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and manager. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display...


Green continued to build the Cubs during the 1982 and 1983 seasons. After acquiring left fielder Gary Matthews and center fielder Bobby Dernier from Philadelphia before the 1984 season, Green's Cubs were contenders. During the 1984 season, Green made a few more moves, most notably acquiring right-handed pitcher Dennis Eckersley from the Boston Red Sox for popular first baseman Bill Buckner in late May, and sending Cubs' prospects Mel Hall and Joe Carter to the Cleveland Indians for relief pitcher George Frazier, backup catcher Ron Hassey and right-handed pitcher Rick Sutcliffe in mid-June. Sutcliffe went 16-1 with the Cubs that season to lead the Cubs to the National League East title. Green's first-year manager Jim Frey (who managed the Kansas City Royals against Green in 1980) won NL Manager of the Year, Sutcliffe won the NL Cy Young Award and Sandberg won the NL Most Valuable Player Award. Fittingly, Green captured Executive of the Year honors. Gary Nathaniel Matthews Sr. ... Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... Bill Buckner and his infamous error during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series William Joseph Bill Buckner (born December 14, 1949 in Vallejo, California) is a former Major League Baseball player who, despite an impressive 20-year career, will forever be remembered for a ground ball that rolled between... Melvin Hall Jr. ... Joseph Chris Carter (born March 7, 1960 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1983 to 1997, most famous for hitting a home run to end the 1993 World Series, with the Toronto Blue Jays trailing 6-5 to the Philadelphia... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... Ronald William Hassey (Born February 27, 1953) in Tucson, Arizona, is a retired Major League Baseball catcher. ... Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956 in Independence, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and current television sportscaster. ... The National League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... James Gottfried Frey (born May 26, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former manager in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1985 AL Pennants (2) 1985 â€¢ 1980 Central Division titles (0) None West Division titles (6) [1] 1985 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ...


The Cubs struggled with injuries in 1985 and 1986 and finished last in 1987 despite Green's free-agent acquisition of 1987 NL MVP Andre Dawson. In 1987, Green fired manager Gene Michael over Labor Day weekend, blasted his team for quitting in an interview with Chicago Tribune writer Jerome Holtzman, and then resigned as general manager and president of the Cubs organization in October 1987 as Tribune Co. executives would not let him promote Vukovich to manager.-1... Eugene Richard Michael (born June 2, 1938 in Kent, Ohio) is a former player, manager and executive in Major League Baseball. ... The Chicago Tribune, formerly self-styled as the Worlds Greatest Newspaper, remains one of the principal daily newspapers of the midwestern United States. ...


Green's impact on the Cubs can be felt to this day. He was the first Cubs executive to clash with the City of Chicago over lights in Wrigley Field. Green was a strong proponent of lights from the start of his tenure, but a city ordinance prohibited the Cubs from installing lights in the residential Lakeview neighborhood, where Wrigley Field was located. As president of the Cubs organization (the Tribune Co. made him president in 1984 after Jim Finks resigned to take a job with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League), Green threatened to move the Cubs to a domed stadium in northwest suburban Schaumburg. Just weeks after Green's departure, the Chicago City Council and Mayor Harold Washington (who died a week later) approved a change to the ordinance, allowing the Cubs to install lights in 1988. Chicago, Illinois is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help take it from Good to Featured article status. ... Wrigley Field is a sports stadium in Chicago, Illinois which was built in 1914 for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales, and which became the home of the Chicago Cubs in 1916. ... There are a number of cities and towns known as Lakeview: Lakeview, Alberta Lakeview, Central Kootenay Regional District, British Columbia Lakeview, Central Okanagan Regional District, British Columbia Lakeview Crescent, British Columbia Lakeview Heights, British Columbia Lakeview, Manitoba Lakeview, Queens County, New Brunswick Lakeview, Westmorland County, New Brunswick Lakeview, Halifax, Nova... Jim Finks (August 31, 1927 - May 8, 1994) was an American sports executive primarily for American football. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Other nicknames None Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Fight song None Mascot Gumbo Local radio Flagship stations: WWL (870 AM)-English and WFNO (830 AM)-Spanish Announcers: Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Kenny Wilkerson... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Athens Olympic Stadium Typical stadium seating consists of terraces, such as shown here at Sarajevos Stadium Kosevo. ... Schaumburg is a village located in Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois. ... Chicago City Hall, adjacent to the Richard J. Daley Center, houses the chambers of the Chicago City Council. ... Harold Lee Washington (April 15, 1922 – November 25, 1987) was a lawyer, legislator and the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, Illinois serving from 1983 until his death in 1987. ...


Green also rebuilt the Cubs' farm systerm with Goldsberry, developing stars like Shawon Dunston, Greg Maddux, Rafael Palmeiro, Jamie Moyer and Mark Grace. This helped the Cubs win a division title in 1989. Shawon Donnell Dunston (born March 21, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and right-handed batter. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966 in San Angelo, Texas, USA) is a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. ... Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player, with a career spanning almost 20 years. ... Jamie Moyer (born November 18, 1962 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Seattle Mariners of the American League. ... Mark Grace (born June 28, 1964 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) was a professional Major League Baseball player for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. ... See also: 1988 in sports, other events of 1989, 1990 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Darrell Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rusty Wallace CART Racing - season championship won by Emerson Fittipaldi Indianapolis 500 - Emerson Fittipaldi Formula One Championship - Alain...


His managerial record is 454-478 in 932 games, a .487 WP. With the Phillies (1979-81), he was over .500 with a record of 169-130. With the Mets (1993-96), he was slightly under .500 at 229-283. In his short time with the Yankees (1989), he was 56-65.


External links

  • BaseballReference.com - playing statistics and managing record
  • Career Bio at BaseballLibrary.com
Preceded by:
Danny Ozark
Philadelphia Phillies Manager
1979-1981
Succeeded by:
Pat Corrales
Preceded by:
Herman Franks
Chicago Cubs General Manager
1981-1987
Succeeded by:
Jim Frey
Preceded by:
Billy Martin
New York Yankees Manager
1989
Succeeded by:
Bucky Dent
Preceded by:
Jeff Torborg
New York Mets Manager
1993-1996
Succeeded by:
Bobby Valentine

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Scout.com: Dallas Green: "The Gestapo" (2153 words)
Green would later say he thought that was what finally killed his father’s strength to battle his illness when two weeks later he would pass away.
Green was trying to make some kind of statement, and in a way, it was a moment symbolic of the way Dallas Green would manage his ball club.
Green refused to keep battling back and forth with Bowa but the Phillies shortstop was never one to back down and was not going to start with Green.
Dallas Green - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (824 words)
George Dallas Green (born August 4, 1934 in Newport, Delaware) is a former pitcher, manager and executive in Major League Baseball who is perhaps best known for his involvement with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Green's first-year manager Jim Frey (who managed the Kansas City Royals against Green in 1980) won NL Manager of the Year, Sutcliffe won the NL Cy Young Award and Sandberg won the NL Most Valuable Player Award.
Green was a strong proponent of lights from the start of his tenure, but a city ordinance prohibited the Cubs from installing lights in the residential Lakeview neighborhood, where Wrigley Field was located.
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