Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel suffers stroke while in surgery; doctors remove blood clot, the team reports has indicated.
The Phillies have been informed that while undergoing a medical procedure today in a Florida hospital, Charlie Manuel suffered a stroke. 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,…— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 16, 2023
Charles Sr. and June gave birth to the former professional baseball player on January 4, 1944, in Northfork, West Virginia, in the United States. His father was a Pentecostal preacher who, according to reports, had diabetes and heart issues before committing suicide. The 79-year-old, who was once physically fit, guided the Phillies to the 2008 World Series.
He turned down basketball scholarships from the University of Pennsylvania in order to pursue baseball offers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, and New York Yankees. In 1963, he signed with the Minnesota Twins for $30,000 (equal to $290,000 today).
Manuel began his coaching career as a manager in the Minnesota Twins’ farm system in 1983.In 2014, he was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame.
Charlie Manuel Wife : Meet Melissa Martin
Charlie Manuel, the former manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, has two children with his wife Melissa Martin : They are Julie Manuel and Charlie Manuel Jr.