Legendary Phillies manager Charlie Manuel suffered a stroke on Saturday while undergoing a medical procedure, per the team.
“The Phillies have been informed that while undergoing a medical procedure today in a Florida hospital, Charlie Manuel suffered a stroke,” per the release. “The hospital was able to attend to Charlie immediately and subsequently remove a blood clot. The next 24 hours will be crucial to his recovery, and Charlie’s family asks that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers at this time.”
It was undisclosed what the medical procedure Manuel underwent was for. The 79-year-old dealt with life-threatening health issues back in 2019 when he had a planned hernia surgery that led to a bowel resection procedure.
Manuel was the Phillies’ manager from 2004-13, leading them to the 2008 World Series title. The title was part of a five-season period in which the Phillies won the National League East title, reached the National League Championship Series three times, and the World Series twice.
Manuel’s time as Phillies manager ended during the 2013 season. He finished his Phillies career with a record of 780-636, the most managerial wins in club history.
Charlie and the Manuel family will be kept in my and everyone here at Philly Sports Reports’ thoughts and prayers at this time.