Friday, February 13, 2009

Lefty and Sherry and Nary a Difference

Lefty Phillips and Norm Sherry were both Jewish managers of the California Angels in the '70s. Sherry's overall record was 76-71. Phillips' overall record was 222-225. Combined, they were 2 games above .500. Not spectacular, but certainly respectable for a recent expansion team.

Sherry's best season was 1976. He was 37-29. Phillips' best season was 1970. He was 86-76. Obviously, Sherry had a lot of ties to the Dodgers. But apparently Phillips also had some ties. He worked with Koufax as the Dodgers' pitching coach in '65 and '66.




5 comments:

William said...

I remember both of them. Yeah, I'm old. They were good baseball guys.

William said...

I think I had that baseball card too. Nice image. What is the significance of the "The More You Know" pic? Just curious

Josh Borenstein said...

No real significance. Just thought it was amusing.

William said...

Ah! And after A-Rod's interview session, we know more, but will never really know how much more. I hope it dies down after this. Sometimes knowing "more" is more than we really want...

Apologies for that, but just watched the news conference and it was on my mind.

Josh Borenstein said...

If he were just honest about why he took the PEDs in the first place, he might be able to move on from this. But he keeps on dodging questions and contradicting himself. His PR people should be fired.