List of Philadelphia Phillies owners and executives

The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies compete in MLB as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. In the franchise's history, the owners and ownership syndicates of the team have employed 11 general managers (GMs) and appointed 15 team presidents. The GM controls player transactions, hiring and firing of the coaching staff, and negotiates with players and agents regarding contracts.[1] The team president is the representative for the owner or the ownership group within the front office and is responsible for overseeing the team's staff, minor league farm system, and scouting.[2]

The longest-tenured general manager is Paul Owens, with 11 years of service to the team in that role, from 1972 to 1983.[3] Owens also served as the team manager in 1972, and from 1983 to 1984.[4] After this time, he served as a team executive until 2003, and was inducted into the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame in recognition of his services.[5] The longest-tenured owner is Bob Carpenter, Jr., who was the team's primary shareholder from 1943 to 1972. He appointed the team's first general manager, Herb Pennock, during his tenure. In combination with his son, Ruly, the Carpenter family owned the Phillies for nearly 50 years (until 1981) until it was sold to Bill Giles, son of former league president Warren Giles. After Giles sold his part-ownership share, the Phillies are currently owned by John S. Middleton, Jim & Pete Buck, and former team President David Montgomery. The Phillies are currently overseen by team president Andy MacPhail and GM Matt Klentak.[6]

Presidents and owners

The Phillies have employed 15 team presidents since their founding in 1883, beginning with sporting goods salesman Al Reach. The longest-tenured president is Bob Carpenter, Jr., who oversaw the club for 30 years. Currently, the office of team president is held by Andy MacPhail, who assumed the mantle in 2016. Ownership groups have often included the team president, but at other times, such as the tenure of Charles Phelps Taft, others were appointed to fill the president's role.

Al Reach
Al Reach was the Phillies' first president.
William Frazer Baker
William Baker, former president and owner from 1913 to 1930
All-time team presidents and owners
Name Position Tenure Ref
Alfred J. Reach President and owner 1883–1902 [7]
John I. Rogers Owner 1883–1902 [7]
James Potter President and owner 1903–1904 [8]
William J. Shettsline President 1905–1908 [8]
Charles P. Taft Owner 1905–1913 [8]
Israel W. Durham President and owner 1909 [9]
Horace S. Fogel President 1909–1912 [10]
Albert D. Wiler Interim president 1912–1913 [10]
William H. Locke President and owner 1913 [11]
William F. Baker President and owner 1913–1930 [12]
Lewis C. Ruch President 1931–1932 [13]
Gerald P. Nugent President 1932–1943 [14]
William D. Cox President and owner 1943 [15]
Robert R. M. Carpenter, Jr. President and owner 1943–1972 [16]
Robert R. M. Carpenter III President and owner 1972–1981 [17]
William Y. Giles President and owner 1981–1997 [18]
David P. Montgomery President and owner 1997–2014 [19]
L. Patrick D. Gillick President 2015 [20]
Andrew B. MacPhail President 2016–present [21]

General managers

Key to symbols in tables below
Hall of Fame
Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum[22]
Member of the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame

The Phillies' first GM was Herb Pennock, selected by owner Bob Carpenter, Jr. to oversee the team when he went into the army; before this time, GM duties were handled primarily by the team owner, and this would continue after Pennock's tenure when a GM was not present. On September 10, 2015, the Phillies announced they would not extend GM Rubén Amaro, Jr.'s contract. Amaro had led the team since 2008.[23]

Pat Gillick holds up 2008 WS trophy CROP
Pat Gillick was the tenth GM and sixth president in franchise history who led the Phillies to the World Championship in 2008.
All-time general managers
Name Tenure Ref
Herbert J. PennockHall of Fame 1944–1948 [24]
Robert R. M. Carpenter, Jr.[a] 1950–1953 [3]
H. Roy Hamey 1954–1958 [25]
John J. Quinn 1959–1972 [26]
Paul F. Owens§ 1972–1983 [27]
William Y. Giles[b] 1984–1987 [3]
William F. Woodward 1987–1988 [28]
J. Leroy Thomas 1988–1997 [29]
Ed Wade 1998–2005 [30]
L. Patrick D. GillickHall of Fame 2006–2008
Rubén Amaro, Jr. 2008–2015 [31]
Matthew Klentak 2015–present [6]


  • a Carpenter, as the owner, assumed GM duties after Pennock's death in 1948.
  • b Giles, as team president, assumed GM duties after Owens' resignation in 1983.

See also

Other executives
Related lists


  • Westcott, Rich; Bilovsky, Frank (2004). The Phillies Encyclopedia (3rd ed.). Temple University Press. pp. 365–391. ISBN 1-59213-015-1.
Inline citations
  1. ^ Schwarz, Alan (December 21, 2005). "2005 General Manager Roundtable". Baseball America. Retrieved December 29, 2008.
  2. ^ Edes, Gordon (October 24, 2011). "Here's looking at you, Theo". ESPN. Retrieved October 30, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c "Executive Database". Baseball America. Retrieved July 23, 2008.
  4. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies Managerial Register". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 23, 2008.
  5. ^ "Phillies Wall of Fame". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Cassavell, AJ (October 26, 2015). "Sources: Phillies select Klentak as new GM". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 365–367.
  8. ^ a b c Westcott & Bilovsky, p. 367.
  9. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 367–368.
  10. ^ a b Westcott & Bilovsky, p. 368.
  11. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 368–369.
  12. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 369–370.
  13. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 370–371.
  14. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 371–373.
  15. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 373–374.
  16. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 374–377.
  17. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 377–379.
  18. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 379–380.
  19. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 380–381.
  20. ^ "Phillies Announce David Montgomery is Out as President". CBS Local Media. January 28, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  21. ^ Zolecki, Todd (June 29, 2015). "MacPhail to be Phillies president after season". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  22. ^ "Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 29, 2008.
  23. ^ Zolecki, Todd (September 10, 2015). "Phillies elect not to extend Amaro's contract". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  24. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 381–382.
  25. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 382–383.
  26. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 383–384.
  27. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 384–386.
  28. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 386–387.
  29. ^ Westcott & Bilovsky, pp. 387–388.
  30. ^ "Phillies fire GM Wade after eight seasons". ESPN. Retrieved July 25, 2008.
  31. ^ Mandel, Ken (November 3, 2008). "Amaro Jr. takes over reins for Phillies". Philadelphia Phillies. Archived from the original on November 7, 2008. Retrieved November 4, 2008.

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List of Philadelphia Phillies managers

In its 133-year history, the Philadelphia Phillies baseball franchise of Major League Baseball's National League has employed 54 managers. The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field. Of those 52 managers, 15 have been "player-managers"; specifically, they managed the team while still being signed as a player.The Phillies posted their franchise record for losses in a season during their record-setting streak of 16 consecutive losing seasons (a season where the winning percentage is below .500), with 111 losses out of 154 games in 1941. During this stretch from 1933 to 1948, the Phillies employed seven managers, all of whom posted a winning percentage below .430 for their Phillies careers. Seven managers have taken the Phillies to the postseason, with Danny Ozark and Charlie Manuel leading the team to three playoff appearances. Dallas Green and Charlie Manuel are the only Phillies managers to win a World Series: Green in the 1980 World Series against the Kansas City Royals; and Manuel in the 2008 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Gene Mauch is the longest-tenured manager in franchise history, with 1,332 games of service in parts of nine seasons (1960–1968). Manuel surpassed Mauch for the most victories as a manager in franchise history on September 28, 2011, with a 13-inning defeat of the Atlanta Braves; it was the team's final victory in their franchise-record 102-win season.

The manager with the highest winning percentage over a full season or more was Arthur Irwin, whose .575 winning percentage is fourth on the all-time wins list for Phillies managers. Conversely, the worst winning percentage over a season in franchise history is .160 by the inaugural season's second manager Blondie Purcell, who posted a 13–68 record during the 1883 season.

William Locke

William Locke may refer to:

William Locke of Norbury 18th-century English patron of the arts, see Joseph Wilton

William Henry Locke, chaplain and writer during the American Civil War

William Locke (general) (1894–1962), officer in the Australian Army

William John Locke (1863–1930), English novelist, born in British Guyana of English parents

William Locke (baseball), owner of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1913 on List of Philadelphia Phillies owners and executives

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