In his 8 seasons as manager (2005-12), the Phillies have compiled the best overall record in the NL (727-569. Set two Phillies records in the final game of the 2011 season: most wins in a single season (102) and most wins ever by a Phillies manager (646), passing Gene Mauch on the all-time list. 2011 marked the second straight season he led the Phillies to the best record in the major leagues (102-60). Finished 4th in NL Manager of the Year voting in 2011 with 10 total points (1 second-place vote and 7 thirdplace votes). Is one of only two managers in NL history, along with ATL's Bobby Cox, to win 5 straight division titles since divisional play began in 1969 (Cox won 14 straight, 1991-93; 1995-2005). Is the only manager in Phillies history to lead the team to 5 straight division championships (2007-11). Was presented the Dallas Green Award for special achievement by the Philadelphia Chapter of the BBWAA in 2011. Led the Phillies to the best record in the major leagues for the 1st time in franchise history in 2010 (97-65) and finished 5th in BBWAA's NL Manager of the Year voting, garnering 20 points (1 first-place vote, 4 second-place votes and 3 third-place votes). Guided the Phillies to the 2008 World Championship, the 2nd title in franchise history and 1st since 1980. Was the runner-up in the 2008 NL Manager of the Year balloting, finishing in 2nd place with 67 points (8 first-place votes, 6 second-place votes and 9 third-place votes). Finished 6th in the BBWAA's 2009 NL Manager of the Year balloting, garnering 10 points (2 second-place votes and 4 third-place votes). Managed the 2009 & 2010 NL All-Star squads, snapping the AL's 13-year unbeaten streak in 2010. Got his 500th career managerial win, 5/4/08 vs SF. Managed the Phillies to the 2007 NL East Championship, the first postseason berth for the team since 1993. Finished 2nd in the BBWAA's NL Manager of the Year balloting in both 2008 and 2007; finished 2008 with 67 points and 8 first-place votes (CHI's Lou Piniella won with 103 points/15 first-place votes); in 2007, had 76 points and 7 first-place votes (ARI's Bob Melvin won with 119 points/19 first-place votes). Finished 2nd in The Sporting News 2007 Manager of the Year voting. Was selected as a coach for the 2007 NL All-Star squad, but could not accept due to prior commitments. Got his 250th win as Phillies manager in his 470th decision, 9/13/07 vs COL, becoming the 3rd fastest manager in club history to accomplish the feat and fastest since Pat Moran managed the club from 1915-18 (425th decision). Became the first Phillies manager to have 4 straight full winning seasons since Danny Ozark had 4 straight, 1975-78. Named the 51st manager of the Phillies on November 4, 2004. Went 173-151 in his first 2 seasons as Phillies manager; the 173 wins were the most by any Phillies manager in his first 2 full seasons since 1915-16, when Pat Moran had 181; Manuel's 2-year win total was the 2nd-highest total in club history, behind Moran. Finished 5th in 2006 NL Manager of the Year balloting, garnering 3 second-place votes. Managed the team to 88 wins in his first season, most for the Phillies since 1993 and the most by a first-year Phillies manager since 1982 (Pat Corrales - 89). Guided the Phils to 5 straight winning months (May-September 2005), the most for the club since 6 straight over the 1980-81 seasons. Prior to being hired as manager, served as special assistant to General Manager Ed Wade, 2003-04. Managed the Cleveland Indians from 2000 through mid-2002, posting a 220-190 record. Was the 37th manager in Cleveland history. Relieved of his duties on July 11, 2002, after serving as a coach on Joe Torre's staff for the 2002 All-Star Game. Posted a record of 90-72 in 2000, the 3rd-best record in the AL, and became the first Indians rookie manager to have 90 wins in a season since Al Lopez (93-61) in 1951. Missed 13 games in May due to medical issues. Posted a record of 91-71 (.562) in his second year as manager to lead Cleveland to the Central Division title, joining Hall of Famer Tris Speaker as the only other Indians manager to make the playoffs in his second season. Missed 13 games in August, September and October due to assorted medical issues. Spent 6 seasons (1994-99) as Cleveland's hitting coach after being named to the staff on 10/11/93; it marked his second stint as hitting coach after serving in the same position for the 1988 & '89 seasons. Under his tutelage in 1999 the Indians scored a franchise-record and major league-best 1,009 runs, becoming the first team since the 1950 Boston Red Sox and 7th major league team overall to eclipse the 1,000-run plateau. From 1994-99, his second tour as hitting coach, the Indians led the AL in runs 3 times (1994-95, '99) and led the league in HR in 1994 & '95, setting a franchise record by hitting 220 HR in 1997.From 1990-93, he managed Cleveland's triple-A affiliates in Colorado Springs and Charlotte. In 1992 he guided the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to the Pacific Coast League title and was named PCL Manager of the Year; in 1993 he led the Charlotte Knights to the International League crown in their first year as a Cleveland affiliate and managed the IL All-Star team. Both years (1992-93) his teams had the best record in their respective leagues. Prior to joining the Indians, he was with the Twins organization for 6 years. Managed at Portland (AAA) in 1987 and Toledo (AAA) in 1986. Skippered Orlando club (AA) from 1984-85, winning Co-Manager of the Year in the Southern League after taking his team to the playoffs. Was the manager for Wisconsin Rapids (A) in 1983. Started his off-field baseball career as a Twins scout in 1982.
PLAYING CAREER Signed to his first pro contract by MIN as an outfielder. Led the Midwest League in AVG (.313), R (76), RBI (70) and total bases (205) in 1967 and was named to the All-Star team for Wisconsin Rapids. Was a Southern League All-Star for Charlotte in 1968. Appeared in the ALCS with MIN in 1969 and 1970. His two managers in the major leagues were Billy Martin and Walter Alston. Starred for six seasons in Japan with the Yakult Swallows and Kintetsu Buffaloes from 1976-81. Clubbed 189 home runs in Japan, including a leaguehigh 48 in 1980 which was, at the time, an American record for Japanese baseball. Drove in a Pacific League-best 129 runs in 118 games for Kintetsu in 1980. Batted .324 with 37 homers and 94 RBI in 1979 and was named the MVP, the first American to be so honored. Hit 48 HR in 1980, the same number Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt hit for the Phillies in the same season. Played with three Japanese pennant-winners
Charles Fuqua Manuel... Engaged to Melissa Martin... Two children, Charles Jr. (5/30/62) and Julie (4/15/79) and 3 stepchildren, Collin (4/29/83), Hailey (10/22/85) and Alanna (10/23/85)... 1963 graduate of Parry McCluer High School (Buena Vista, VA), where he participated in baseball, football, basketball and track... Was captain of the baseball and basketball teams... All-star basketball selection 3 years... MVP in basketball twice and baseball once... Played American Legion ball... 1995 inductee of the SalemRoanoke Baseball Hall of Fame... Donated money in 2005 to the Phillies RBI/Rookie League program... Was inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame in 2009... Honored as Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's 2011 "Humanitarian of the Year" for his frequent visits to the hospital to visit with spinal cord injury patients and stroke victims... Also visits veterans hospitals several times a year, including during the holiday season...Hobbies: Golf and talking baseball.