General manager /*Ruben Amaro*/ rewarded Manuel on Tuesday for leading the Phillies to the NL East title and their first championship since 1980. /*Charlie Manuel*/ also led the Phillies to the division title in 2007.
Manuel hasn't had a losing record in four seasons with Philadelphia (648-354). He wasn't an instant hit when he replaced /*Larry Bowa*/, but has since become a fan favorite in Philly.
He led the Phillies to the World Series only weeks after his mother, June Manuel, died during the NLCS.