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Charlie Manuel
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Manuel as manager for the Phillies in 2006
Left fielder / Manager / Coach
Born: January 4, 1944 (1944-01-04) (age 77)
Northfork, West Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: April 8, 1969, for the Minnesota Twins
NPB: April 3, 1976, for the Yakult Swallows
Last appearance
MLB: September 21, 1975, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
NPB: October 12, 1981, for the Yakult Swallows
MLB statistics
Batting average .198
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 43
Managerial record 1,000–826
Winning % .548
NPB statistics
Batting average .303
Home runs 189
Runs batted in 491
As player
As manager
As coach
Career highlights and awards

Charles Fuqua Manuel Jr. (born January 4, 1944), is an American baseball coach for the Philadelphia Phillies, and a former professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB), as well as a former Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) player. During his playing career, he appeared over parts of six MLB seasons for the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers, before playing another six seasons in NPB with the Yakult Swallows and Kintetsu Buffaloes. Over four successive seasons in NPB, Manuel hit at least .312 with 37 home runs each season and won the 1979 Pacific League Most Valuable Player Award. After his playing career, he coached and managed the Cleveland Indians and managed the Philadelphia Phillies, winning the 2008 World Series over the Tampa Bay Rays. On August 13, 2019, Manuel replaced John Mallee as hitting coach for the Phillies for the remainder of the season.

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