Philadelphia Phillies World Series Champion Manager Charlie Manuel Has Suffered A Stroke

Charlie Manuel and Pat Burrell

79-year-old Charlie Manuel who spent the better part of six decades playing, coaching, or managing Major League Baseball teams including the 2008 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies has suffered a stroke.

Manuel was undergoing a medical procedure in Florida when he suffered a stroke.

Medical professionals were able to attend to his blood clot immediately, but the next 24 hours are important in his recovery.

The Phillies reported the sad news late Saturday afternoon on the team’s Twitter page, and the hashtag #PrayersforCharlie has gone viral ever since.

Manuel was on or around the baseball diamond for the majority of his life beginning as a player for the Minnesota Twins in 1969 until 2019 when he served as a hitting coach for the Phillies.

He is beloved in Philadelphia for delivering the team’s first World Series title since 1980 and is the winningest manager in the franchise’s history.

Manuel was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2014.

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