By: Kento Kato
Dallas Green was the manager for the World Series winning Phillies team in 1980 and a former president of the Chicago Cubs passed away today at the age of 82. While no cause of death has been announced, he had been battling kidney problems lately and had been in declining health for much of the last year. Overall, he spent 62 years in baseball as a player, manager, general manager, team president, minor league director and scout.
Phillies chairman, David Montgomery said, “He was a big man with a big heart and a bigger-than-life personality. Having known Dallas since 1971, he was one of my first phone calls upon becoming Phillies president because of his perspective and advice. All of us at the Phillies had tremendous respect for Dallas as a baseball man and friend. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Sylvia, and his children, Dana, John, Kim and Doug.”