Born: Aug. 4, 1934
Died: March 22, 2017
Personal: Went to Conrad High School in Wilmington, Del., and earned a basketball scholarship to the University of Delaware, where he met wife Sylvia. . .The couple were married for 57 years and had four children.
As a player: Pitched in the majors from 1960-67, the first five of those seasons with the Phillies. . .Was listed at 6-5, 210- pounds. . .Pitched in one game during the 1964 collapse, where he gave up five runs in relief of Jim Bunning who had given up seven. . .Pitched in 185 games, 139 in relief. Went 20-22 with a 4.26 ERA.
After playing days: Was everything from Phillies scouting director to Cubs team president. . .Managed the Phillies (1979-81), Yankees (1989) and Mets (1993-96). . .Guided the Phillies to the 1980 World Series title, ending a 97-year drought. . .Famously fleeced the Phillies of Ryne Sandberg when he was running the Cubs. Gave the Phillies Ivan DeJesus in exchange for Larry Bowa and Sandberg, a minor leaguer who went on to a Hall of Fame career with Chicago.
That 1980 season: The Phillies brought Green in at the end of 1979 to light a fire under the stagnant club. "If (the players don't) care whether Philly has a winner, I really don't want to be associated with it," he said shortly after taking the job. "I'll go back to my minor league system and be tickled to death to work with kids who have a great burning desire to make something of their careers." The Phillies finished out the 1979 season 19-11 and won the club's first title the following season.