First State sports fans are among those mourning the death of former Phillies pitcher and manager Dallas Green.
Green, a native of Newport, Delaware, died Wednesday in Philadelphia at age 82 after battling heart and kidney-related ailments.
Green is best known for leading the Philadelphia Phillies to their first ever World Series title in 1980. He also pitched for the Phillies from 1960 to 1967.
Green’s Delaware roots run deep. He graduated from Conrad High School and the University of Delaware. He was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.
After his six-year stint managing the Phillies, Green became president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs, before heading back to the dugout to manage both the New York Yankees and Mets.
He returned to the Phillies as a special assistant to the GM in 1998, the same year he was inducted into the University of Delaware Hall of Fame.
Gov. John Carney was among those paying tribute to Green Wednesday, tweeting he was sad to hear of the passing of a favorite son of Delaware.