Photo Gallery: Dallas Green, 1934-2017
Phillies legend Dallas Green, pictured here during spring training in 1959, died on Wednesday at the age of 82 (see story).
He was born on Aug. 4, 1934, in Newport, Delaware. He attended the University of Delaware before signing with the Phillies in 1955.
"The game lost a great baseball man today," Phillies chairman David Montgomery said. "Dallas held many different positions in baseball and his passion and love for the game was evident in every role he played." (AP Images)
Dallas Green, seen here during spring training of 1964, began his major-league career with the Phils in 1960 and stayed until 1964.
He also pitched for the Senators (1965) and Mets (1966) before returning to the Philies for a short stint in 1967. Green finished his eight-year big-league career with a 20-22 record and 4.26 ERA in 185 games. (AP Images)
Dallas Green embraces Ruben Amaro Sr. after the Phillies won the National League pennant in 1980. (AP Images)
Dallas Green holds a young Phillies fan prior to a spring training game against the Mets in 1981.
"He was a big man with a big heart and a bigger-than-life personality," David Montgomery said. (AP Images)
Dallas Green and shortstop Larry Bowa both attempt to argue with an umpire during a game in August of 1981. (AP Images)
Dallas Green holds up Pete Rose's jersey during a celebration of the 1980 World Series team before a game in June of 2000.
Green is one of 17 managers to take their team to the World Series during their first season and one of four managers to win the World Series in their rookie year. (AP Images)
Dallas Green is shown here being inducted to the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2006 after he spent 46 of his 62 years in professional baseball with the organization.
In 2011, the Phillies created an award named in Green's honor. The award is presented to "an amateur or professional scout who best exemplifies the Phillies standard for scouting while demonstrating the same loyalty, work ethic, dedication and passion as the award's namesake." (AP Images)
Dallas Green shares a laugh with Charlie Manuel after throwing out the first pitch of Game 5 of the 2009 NLCS vs. the Dodgers. Manuel is the only manager besides Green to bring a World Series title to Philadelphia. (AP Images)
Dallas Green is shown signing autographs before the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown in July 2010. As GM and president of the Cubs in 1984, Green was named Baseball Executive of the Year by The Sporting News, UPI and ESPN. (AP Images)
During spring training in 2011, Dallas Green talks to the media about the death of his 9-year-old granddaughter, Christina-Taylor, who was killed when a gunman attempted to assassinate Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona.
"I'm supposed to be a tough sucker, but I'm not very tough when it comes to this," Green said.
Dallas Green embraces former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton before an August 2013 game against the Atlanta Braves. (AP Images)