Phillies Get More Great News on Charlie Manuel’s Recovery

Mar 3, 2015; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies guest coach Charlie Manuel before a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 3, 2015; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies guest coach Charlie Manuel before a spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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It’s been a scary couple of days for former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. The 79-year-old baseball legend suffered a stroke on Saturday during a medical procedure in Florida, and fans have been anxiously checking for updates since then.

Fortunately, there was some good news to report on Monday evening as Manuel appears to be trending in the right direction.

Charlie Manuel Update

Manuel is no longer in the ICU, which is a big step in his recovery. He’s also been reading messages and even watched the Phillies beat the Braves on TV on Monday night, so he appears to be in good spirits.

This is great news for Manuel, who has already survived a number of health scares, including a heart attack, quadruple-bypass surgery and diabetes, to name a few. His determination and spirit in the face of adversity is nothing short of inspirational.

Phillies fans will be happy to hear that Manuel is doing well. He gave them plenty of fond memories during his nine-year run as the team’s manager from 2005-2013, including five straight division titles from 2007-2011 and a World Series title in 2008.

Manuel stopped managing in 2013, but he continued to work with the organization through 2019 in various roles before retiring from baseball for good. He was quickly inducted into the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame in 2014 shortly after he stopped managing in recognition of his success.

Hopefully Manuel continues to progress in his recovery and keeps improving. He’s always been a fighter, and that’s a big reason why he’s so beloved here in Philly.