Charlie Manuel, who managed Phillies to World Series title, makes progress after suffering stroke

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has suffered a stroke while undergoing a medical procedure in a Florida hospital. The team said Sunday that Manuel “has made progress over the past 12 hours, and his doctors are encouraged.” The 79-year-old Manuel had a blood clot removed Saturday. Manuel managed the Phillies for nine seasons from 2005-13 and guided them to a World Series championship in 2008. He also spent three years as a manager in Cleveland from 2000-02. Under Manuel, the Phillies won five consecutive NL East titles from 2007-11. They beat the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 World Series for the city’s first major professional sports championship since 1983.

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