Philadelphia Inquirer - November 4, 1980

Green says he’ll manage Phils in ‘81


By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer


Dallas Green, who piloted the Phillies to their first World Series triumph in the 98-year history of the franchise, said last night that he will return as manager in 1981.


"Yeah, I'm going to, I guess," Green ' said when asked if he would be in the dugout again next season. Green has expressed his preference for being in the front office.


Phillies general manager Paul Owens said last night, however, that he was unaware of Green's decision.


"No, I can't (confirm the report)," Owens said. "I'm not going to confirm it or not, because we haven't talked. We're going to sit down and talk on Wednesday, probably. I've been hoping he would (return), I've been trying to give him time."


"The money is right, three and a half to four times what I can make normally," Green said of managing. "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 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 Green, the father of four children.



As to Owens' feelings about the certainty of Green's return to manage next year, he said, "I can't tell... that, really. By the time I say one thing, he'll turn around and do another. I said, 'Just go home, talk it over (with Green's family), make sure you know what you want to do."

Independents seeking different results from election night fare (excerpt)


By Harry Harris, Inquirer TV Writer


Now that they're champs, Phillies stars are receiving national TV offers. Tug McGraw will occupy a "Hollywood Squares" niche Thanksgiving week. NBC reportedly wants to spotlight Steve Carlton in a special to follow the unusual Jets-Dolphins grid telecast Dec. 20. Why unusual? It will minimize voice-over commentary.


If NBC succeeds in nabbing the taciturn and reclusive Lefty that feat might well qualify for "That's Incredible!" A report current just after the World Series had Carlton turning down $25,000 to do a TV interview with ABC's Barbara Walters.


The network's news chief, Roone Arledge, pooh-poohed the rumor.



"I doubt," Arledge said, "if Barbara even knows who Carlton is. Main thing, ABC doesn't pay anybody for interviews."

Schmidt, Carlton capture awards


Compiled by The Inquirer Staff


ST. LOUIS – Phillies Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton were named the 1980 National League player of the year and pitcher of the year yesterday by The Sporting News.


Schmidt, who is expected to win the National League Most Valuable Player Award, received 81 votes, more than twice as many as runner-up George Hendrick of the St. Louis Cardinals.


Carlton, who won the Sporting News award twice previously, in 1972 and in 1977, easily outdistanced runner-up Jim Bibby of the Pirates in the player poll.



The weekly publication also named George Brett of the Kansas City Royals and Steve Stone of the Baltimore Orioles player and pitcher of the year in the American League.