Congrats to “Cholly” on His 1,000th Win as MLB Manager
It’s a lost Phillies season, but manager Charlie Manuel—in all likelihood at his last season at the helm—picked up his 1,000th victory as manager with a 5-1 win over the Braves in Atlanta. Cole Hamels pitched for the win.
After the game, the Phillies presented Manuel with a signed base emblazoned with “1,000” in red, Phillies-style numerals.
“It’s definitely quite an achievement,” Manuel said. “Like I told my players, they’re the ones that make it happen. They play. The two organizations I’ve been with, they’re the ones that get the players for me. That just goes to show you just how good they are. It’s hard for me to stand there and say I accept all of my accolades because the other people are definitely achieving those for you. That’s kind of how I look at it. I’m sure later on it probably means a lot more to me than right now. We’re still trying to win some games.”
There was a bit of tragedy at the game: A man died after falling 65 feet from the upper level at Turner Field.