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05/29/2006 6:04 PM ET
Dallas Green elected to Phillies Wall of Fame
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Dallas Green, who went from the fourth level Veterans Stadium executive offices to the first base dugout and managed the Phillies to the 1980 World Championship, has been elected to the Phillies Wall of Fame.

Green, 71, will be inducted on Friday night, August 11, prior to the game with the Cincinnati Reds. Many living members of the Phillies Wall of Fame will participate in the ceremonies.

Fan balloting on during spring training narrowed the ballot of 20 Alumni to five finalists, Green, Darren Daulton, Lenny Dykstra, John Kruk and Gene Mauch. A special Wall of Fame Selection Committee chose the winner.

Originally signed as a pitcher in 1955 after his junior year at the University of Delaware, Green pitched in the majors for eight seasons, six with the Phillies (1960-64, 1967) and one each with the Washington Senators (1965) and New York Mets (1966).

Following his playing career, he entered player development with the Phillies. Green coached in the minors for one season, managed two seasons (Huron, SD, 1968) and (Pulaski, VA, 1969) before becoming the Assistant Director of the Farm System under Paul Owens in 1970. When Owens was elevated to General Manager in 1972, Green was promoted to Director of Minor Leagues and Scouting.

Under Owens and Green, the Phillies developed the nucleus of a team that would earn post-season berths in 1976, 1977 and 1978. Players that came through the system under them included Bob Boone, Larry Bowa, Mike Schmidt, Greg Luzinski, Larry Christenson, Dick Ruthven, Lonnie Smith, Keith Moreland and Marty Bystrom.

With the team struggling late in the 1979 season, Owens asked Green to leave the front office to become the manager. The date was August 31, 1979.

Green decided some things had to change in the clubhouse. He talked about team, not individual effort, and hung signs, "We, not I" in the clubhouse. The Phillies responded with a World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals. He is the ninth member of the 1980 World Champions in the Phillies Wall of Fame.

As the Phillies manager, he posted a 169-130 record, a .565 percentage that is tied for the second-best in franchise history for managing 200 or more games: Arthur Irwin (.574, 1894-95) and Steve O'Neill (.565, 1952-54).

Green left the Phillies in October 1981 to become the GM of the Chicago Cubs. He later managed the New York Yankees and New York Mets. He returned to the Phillies as a senior advisor in 1998.

Wore #46 as a Phillies pitcher and manager . . . Born: August 4, 1934, Newport, DE . . . B-T: L-R . . . HT: 6-5; WT: 215 . . . Residence: Conowingo, MD . . . Married Sylvia Taylor; four children, Dana Ressler, John, Kim, Douglas Green; six grandchildren, Holly and Hunter Ressler; Dallas, Christina, Benjamin and Finn Green.

Wall of Fame
The display is located in the Memory Lane section of Ashburn Alley in Citizens Bank Park. Green's plaque will be displayed along with the other Phillies Alumni members. The display is sponsored by the Philadelphia Zoo.

Past inductees:

1978 - Robin Roberts
1979 - Richie Ashburn
1980 - Chuck Klein
1981 - Grover Alexander
1982 - Del Ennis
1983 - Centennial Team
1984 - Jim Bunning
1985 - Ed Delahanty
1986 - Cy Williams
1987 - Granny Hamner
1988 - Paul Owens
1989 - Steve Carlton
1990 - Mike Schmidt
1991 - Larry Bowa
1992 - Chris Short
1993 - Curt Simmons
1994 - Dick Allen
1995 - Willie Jones
1996 - Sam Thompson
1997 - Johnny Callison
1998 - Greg Luzinski
1999 - Tug McGraw
2000 - Gavvy Cravath
2001 - Garry Maddox
2002 - Tony Taylor
2003 - Sherry Magee
2004 - Billy Hamilton
2005 - Bob Boone
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