Charlie Manuel cheers on Phillies during recovery after stroke

Charlie Manuel wasn’t where he expected to be when the Phillies started the playoffs Tuesday night, but the beloved former manager assured fans and the team that he’s still in their hearts. I told you.

Manuel, 79 years old, posted X on (formerly Twitter) watching Game 1 of the Wild Card Series between the Phillies and Marlins in what looks like a hospital room as Philadelphia cruises to a 4-1 victory at Citizens Bank Park. own photo.

“It’s not where I wanted it to be, but I’m in my heart LFG with my fans, my team, and my city,” he captioned the post, along with a heart emoji.

The former Phillies and Guardians manager suffered a stroke while undergoing an unspecified medical procedure in Florida on September 16, but has since been recovering.

Medical staff immediately treated Manuel for a stroke and were able to remove the blood clot.

Since then, Manuel has remained active on social media, posting his first statement X days after his stroke, and listeners of Philadelphia sports talk station 94.1 WIP continually sending him messages of support. I expressed my gratitude for that.

“I would like to thank all of the wonderful listeners of @SportsRadioWIP who left messages of love and encouragement that Phillies fans, the Philadelphia area community, and especially the station shared with me. I listened to their stories this morning. I was so excited to hear your story!” he wrote on September 24th.

Manuel has battled a variety of health issues, including a heart attack, colon infection and kidney cancer.

Charlie Manuel wished the Phillies well as he recovers from his stroke.

Manuel, the franchise’s leader in wins with 780, led the Phillies from 2005 to 2013 and helped the Phillies win their second World Series in 2008.

In 2009, he captained Philadelphia and led the club to the World Series, where the Phillies lost to the Yankees.

He returned to the organization in 2019 as a special advisor to GM.

Manuel finished his career as a major league manager with 1,000 wins.

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