The Phillies Hire Gene Mauch

April 15, 1960:

After famously quipping, “I’m 49 years old, and I want to live to be 50,” former Whiz Kids manager Eddie Sawyer resigned one game into the 1960 season. Gene Mauch, manager of the Boston Red Sox’s AAA club, was quickly hired and is seen here, greeting reporters at Philadelphia’s International Airport.

Photo: UPI Telephoto

Gene Mauch is named the new manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Gene Mauch is named the new manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.

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