This has been a tough year for Phillies fans that grew up in the 70’s as I did. First Harry Kalas and now Danny Ozark. Ozark was not as beloved as Kalas – he managed the Phils for 7 years and never made the World Series, but without him, the Phillies don’t win the series in 1980. Those teams he had in the 70’s were fun to watch – Cash, Bowa, Maddox, Schmidt, Luzinski, Carlton, Johnstone, McGraw, among others.
No he didn’t win the series, but he set the stage and was part of the most successful stretch in history for the Phillies – from 1976-1983.
Ozark is survived by his wife, Ginny, two children and three grandchildren.