7/24/2013 4:04 P.M. ET
Where are they now? The 1993 NL champion Phillies
By Larry Shenk / Phillies.com
We've had the Whiz Kids (1950), Comeback Kids ('80) and Wheeze Kids ('83). Along came a team known as "throwbacks," "misfits," "rejects" and "outlaws."
In the end, the 1993 Phillies were called the National League champions, one of the most popular teams in club history with their gritty brand of baseball. After finishing in last place the previous season, the '93 club took over first place six games into that magical season and never trailed.
For the first time in franchise history, the Phillies drew over three million fans at Veterans Stadium.
Jim Fregosi's bunch of misfits then defeated the heavily-favored Atlanta Braves in the NL Championship Series. When Mitch Williams struck out Bill Pecota, Veterans Stadium erupted -- the loudest noise there since the 1983 team eliminated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS. Williams and Darren Daulton embraced as the field celebration began.
For years, the Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays met in Spring Training. Then, the teams that train three miles from each other were on the big stage: the World Series. The Blue Jays won in six games, their second consecutive World Series title.
Now, 20 years later, here's a look at where the 1993 roster is now, using the postseason roster:
General manager Lee Thomas
Special Assistant to Exec. VP, Baseball Operations, Baltimore Orioles; resides in St. Louis, MO
Manager Jim Fregosi
Special Assistant to GM, Major Leagues, Atlanta Braves; resides in Clearwater, Fla., area
Coach Larry Bowa
Studio analyst for MLB Network; resides in suburban Philadelphia
Coach Denis Menke
Retired and resides near Clearwater, Fla.
Coach Johnny Podres
Coach Mel Roberts
Coach Mike Ryan
Resides in N.H.
Coach John Vukovich
Phillies radio analyst; resides in Philadelphia
Resides in suburban Philadelphia
Owns Incred-A-Bowl, an entertainment complex in Overland Park, Kan.
Resides in Bellaire, Mich.
Part owner of the Dirty Dogg Saloon in Scottsdale, Ariz
Pitching coach for a high school team in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Entrepreneur and ESPN TV analyst; resides in Boston
Bullpen coach, Chicago White Sox
Instructor at the Memphis (Tenn.) Baseball Academy
Studio analyst for MLB Network; resides in N.J.
Resides in Clearwater, Fla.
Baseball coach at West Georgia Technical College and owner of collegiate summer team, and 2012 Sunbelt League champion, Douglasville Bulls
Resides in Prairieville, La.
Hitting coach for the Class A Florida State League Daytona Cubs
Special assignment scout for the Phillies
Vice president of a granite and tile construction company in Sacramento, Calif., and manager of an 18-and-under wood bat Connie Mack League summer team
Analyst for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball; resides in Fla.
Manager of the Phillies' Class A affiliate in Lakewood, N.J.
Analyst with the Pac-12 Network; resides in Wash.
Resides in Homewood, Ill., and offers training, mentoring and motivational speaking programs to young baseball and softball players
Resides in Calif.
Founder and board member of the Jim Eisenreich Foundation, which helps children with Tourette Syndrome, and does public speaking in the Kansas City area
Manager of the Laredo (Texas) Lemurs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball
Resides in Benicia, Calif.
Bunting, outfield and baserunning coordinator for the Kansas City Royals; resides in N.J.
Larry Shenk is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.