Reading Eagle - November 3, 1980

Green to Come Back As Manager in 1981

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Dallas Green, saying the “timing just doesn’t seem right for a move” following the Philadelphia Phillies’ first World Series victory, says he will return as manager in 1981.

 

Green has made no secret that he prefers to be in the front office, where he worked until Aug. 31, 1979, when he replaced Danny Ozark as manager.

 

“But the money is right, three and a half to four times what I can make normally.  It’s difficult to turn down.

 

“The timing just doesn’t seem right for a move,” said Green, 46, who would like to succeed or assist General Manager Paul Owens.

 

“I hate to become a slave of money, but if I can put the kids through school by managing a couple of years, it won’t be too bad,” said the father of four.

 

Green eliminated the star status of a number of Phillies in 1980 as he used all 25 players, including several rookies, in directing the team to the National League pennant and a World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals.

 

 

In an interview Monday, Green said he did not contemplate any sweeping changes of the championship team, but indicated some fresh and younger faces would be sought.  He also said the Phillies would be interested in adding to their starting pitching rotation.

Sports in Brief

 

ST. LOUIS (AP) – George Brett of the Kansas City Royals, Steve Stone of the Baltimore Orioles and Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies were announced as the 1980 baseball award winners by The Sporting News, a weekly publication.

 

Brett and Stone were selected, respectively, as the player and pitcher of the year in the American League.  In the National League, Schmidt was selected the 1980 player and Carlton the pitcher.

 

 

The selections were made through a poll of the players in each league with 244 AL players and 168 NL players participating.