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Danny Ozark
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Baseball Player
    (November 24, 1923-May 7, 2009)
    Born in Buffalo, New York
    Birth name was Daniel Orzechowski
    Managed the Philadelphia Phillies (1973-79)
    Interim manager for the San Francisco Giants (1984)
    Coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1965-72,1980-82) and San Francisco Giants (1983-84)
    Win-loss record as manager: 618-542
    He never played in the major leagues.
    He led the Phillies to three division titles only to fall in the NL Championship Series (1976-78).
    He was fired from the Dodgers after having a falling out with Tommy Lasorda (1982).
    He was known for his malaprops, such as 'Half this game is ninety percent mental' and 'Even Napoleon had his Watergate.'
    He famously told reporters 'We're not out of it yet' on the day the Phillies had been eliminated from playoff contention (1975).
    He was married to his wife Ginny for 60 years until his death.
    He named Sporting News' manager of the year (1976).
    He had back-to-back 101-win seasons (1976-77), the most of any Phillies team before or (as of 2009) since.
    Mike Schmidt said, 'He brought a wealth of baseball experience and we were fortunate to have him as a leader during that time.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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