We begin today's day in Philadelphia Phillies history by taking a step back in time to the year 1980. It was on this day that Steve Carlton won his third Cy Young award. He won it almost unanimously, except one of the 24 voters voted for Jerry Reuss of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Carlton racked up 304.0 innings in the 1980 season, the most in the MLB, and went 24-9 with a 2.34 ERA. Philadelphia's Tug McGraw was also in consideration for the award, but tied for fifth. Carlton was just too dominate that season for anyone else in the National League to even have a chance.
In 2004, Charlie Manuel was hired by the Phillies after being fired as the manager from the Cleveland Indians. However, Manuel did not begin his tenure as the manager for the Phillies and instead was named a Special Assistant to the General Manager.
It wasn't until the 2005 season in which Manuel would take the reins for the Phillies and become their 51st manager in franchise history. Manuel is most well known for helping lead the Philadelphia to two World Series, one of which they won in the 2008 season.
His total managerial record with the Phillies would finish 780-636 and he has gone down as one of the most successful and beloved managers in franchise history.
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