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Phillies' split seasons

Seasons since 1960 in which Phillies changed managers during the year.

Phillies' split seasons

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. (Christopher Szagola/AP)
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. (Christopher Szagola/AP)

Ryne Sandberg is the first Phillies mid-season replacement manager to finish more than a game under .500 since 1972.

Their midseason managerial changes since 1960:

 Year  First Manager  W-L  Second Manager    W-L
 2013    Charlie Manuel    53-67  Ryne Sandberg  20-22
 2004  Larry Bowa  85-75  Gary Varsho   1- 1
 1991  Nick Leyva   4- 9    Jim Fregosi  74-75
 1988  Lee Elia  60-92  John Vukovich   5- 4
 1987  John Felske  29-32  Lee Elia  51-50
 1983  Pat Corrales  43-42  Paul Owens  47-30
 1979  Danny Ozark  65-67  Dallas Green  19-11
 1972  Frank Lucchesi  26-50  Paul Owens  33-47
 1969  Bob Skinner  44-64  George Myatt  19-35
 Gene Mauch
 George Myatt
 Bob Skinner
  1- 0
 Eddie Sawyer

  0- 1
 Andy Cohen
 Gene Mauch
  1- 0  
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