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.
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.