By Andrew Porter
PHILADELPHIA (WIP Sportsradio) — Former Phillies World Series championship manager Charlie Manuel will replace John Mallee as the team’s hitting coach, the team announced on Tuesday.
Manuel, 75, managed the Phillies from 2005-2013 going 780-636 and 27-19 in the playoffs, winning a World Series in 2008.
After his tenure as manager, Manuel has remained with the Phillies organization as a senior advisor to the general manager.
— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) August 13, 2019
Manuel served as the hitting coach for the Cleveland Indians from 1988 to 1989 and from 1994 to 1999, before managing the club from 2000-2002.
Manuel is well liked by all of his former players, including Jimmy Rollins who returned to the Phillies in January as an advisor and part-time television commentator.
The Phillies have struggled in 2019, recently falling to 60-58 after dropping five of their last six games. Offensive, the Phils are just 24th in MLB with a .245 batting average and 23rd in MLB with 149 homers.