Dallas Green

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George Dallas Green

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dallas Green had an eight-year career in the majors, pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies at the time when Dick Allen first came up. After his playing career, he became the assistant farm director for the Phillies from 1970 to 1972. He was the director of player development from 1973 to 1974 and Scouting Director from 1975 to 1979.

Green went on to later manage the Phillies to the World Series championship in 1980. He became General Manager of the Chicago Cubs from October 1981 to 1987. Green also managed the New York Yankees and New York Mets. Green spent the 2000s as a senior advisor to the GM of the Phillies. He still held that title as of 2011.

Green speaks at a SABR meeting in August 2009

He and Lee Elia, one of his managers for the Cubs, both went to the University of Delaware.

His son, John Green, played in the minors from 1985 to 1990 and scouted for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers. John's daughter Christina-Taylor Green was one of the victims of a tragic shooting near Tucson, AZ on January 8, 2011, in which six persons died and U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was seriously injured; Miss Green had been active in student government as well as Little League and had gone to see democracy in action. Dallas Green passed away in 2017 after a long illness at a Philadelphia, PA hospital.

Canadian rock musician Dallas Green was named after him, as he was born during the Phillies' run to a World Series title in 1980; he performs and releases music under the name City and Colour, the city being Dallas and the colour being green.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • Division Titles: 1 (1980)
  • Other Postseason Appearances: 1 (1981, 1st half title)
  • NL Pennants: 1 (1980)
  • Managed one World Series Champion with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1980

Preceded by
Danny Ozark
Philadelphia Phillies Manager
Succeeded by
Pat Corrales
Preceded by
Herman Franks
Chicago Cubs General Manager
Succeeded by
Jim Frey
Preceded by
Lou Piniella
New York Yankees Manager
Succeeded by
Bucky Dent
Preceded by
Jeff Torborg
New York Mets Manager
Succeeded by
Bobby Valentine

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1968 Huron Phillies Northern League 26-43 5th Philadelphia Phillies none
1969 Pulaski Phillies Appalachian League 38-28 1st Philadelphia Phillies none League Champs
1979 Philadelphia Phillies National League 19-11 4th Philadelphia Phillies replaced Danny Ozark (65-67) on August 31
1980 Philadelphia Phillies National League 91-71 1st Philadelphia Phillies Won World Series
1981 Philadelphia Phillies National League 59-48 3rd Philadelphia Phillies Lost NLDS
1989 New York Yankees American League 56-65 -- New York Yankees replaced by Bucky Dent on August 18
1993 New York Mets National League 46-78 7th New York Mets replaced Jeff Torborg (13-25) on May 19
1994 New York Mets National League 55-58 3rd New York Mets
1995 New York Mets National League 69-75 2nd New York Mets
1996 New York Mets National League 59-72 -- New York Mets replaced by Bobby Valentine on August 27

Further Reading[edit]

  • Dallas Green and Alan Maimon: The Mouth That Roared: My Six Outspoken Decades in Baseball, Triumph Books LLC, Chicago, IL, 2013. ISBN 978-1600788055
  • Paul Hagen: "Baseball renaissance man Green dies at 82: Manager of Phillies' 1980 championship team had MLB career spanning 5-plus decades", mlb.com, March 22, 2017. [1]
  • Meghan Montemurro: "Delaware native, ex-Phillies manager Dallas Green dies at 82", "Delaware Online", The Wilmington News-Journal, March. 22, 2017. [2]
  • Marty Noble: "Green's candor, passion leave lasting impact", mlb.com, March 23, 2017. [3]
  • Gregory H. Wolf: "Dallas Green", in Mel Marmer and Bill Nowlin, eds.: The Year of Blue Snow: The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 109-115. ISBN 978-1-933599-51-9

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