Phillies sending Green, Shenk to Draft
Former manager, club PR director to attend June 9 event
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies will send two longtime members of the organization to represent them at the 2009 First-Year Player Draft: Dallas Green and Larry Shenk.
MLB.com will offer live coverage and analysis of the entire First-Year Player Draft on June 9-11. The MLB Network will broadcast the first round at 6 p.m. ET on June 9 from its Studio 42 in Secaucus, N.J., and those 32 selections also will be simulcast live on MLB.com.
Beginning with the 33rd pick, up-to-the-minute on-air coverage from the remaining rounds will shift exclusively to MLB.com/Live, where host Vinny Micucci will be joined by MLB.com Draft expert Jonathan Mayo and Major League Scouting Bureau director Frank Marcos.
Once the first night is done, the Draft will continue with the rounds 4-30, via conference call from MLB Headquarters in New York, at noon on Wednesday, June 10. Rounds 31-50 will be on Thursday, June 11, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Due to the signing of Raul Ibanez, the Phillies won't make their first pick until the second round -- pick No. 75 overall.
Green led the Phillies to their first World Series championship in 1980 and has been a fixture in the Phillies front office since 1998.
Green played in the Majors for eight seasons, including six seasons with the Phillies (1960-64 and 1967). He began his coaching career as a player-coach for Double-A Reading in 1967. He worked in the Phillies' Minor League system until he took over as Philadelphia's manager Aug. 31, 1979. The following season he became the 17th first-year Major League manager to take his club to the World Series and the fourth to win it.
Shenk became the Vice President of Alumni Relations in 2008 after spending 44 years as the head of the Phillies' public relation department.
Shenk, better known as The Baron, joined the Phils in 1963 as director of public relations.
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.