Phillies Owner Sally Buck Dies at 83

She and her husband had been part of ownership group since 1981.

Sally Buck, who had been part of the Phillies ownership group since 1981, died on Saturday. She was 83. reports:

“Sally was loved by many in the Phillies organization from front-office staff to players to fellow owners,” Phillies president David Montgomery said in a release. “Her passing leaves the club with a profound sense of loss. Her presence at Citizens Bank Park will be missed by all who knew and loved her.”

She is survived by her sons, Pete and Sandy, daughters-in-law Nancy and Sissy, as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

“Sally always put family and others first, ever humble and selfless, and deeply committed to her community, her friends and those in need,” her sons said in the release. “She modeled love, strength, virtue, good cheer and wisdom.”

Buck and her late husband, Alexander “Whip” Buck, bought their share of the team in 1981. None of the Phillies’ partners owns as much as 50 percent of the team.