David Montgomery

David Montgomery

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 8 May 2019 (aged 72)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 198961178 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Team Executive. He was the Chairman, President and managing partner of the Philadelphia Phillies, and during his tenure he saw the franchise capture a world championship in 2008 and a National League Pennant in 2009. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia native began his lengthy association with baseball, initially with a position in the Phillies' ticket office in 1971. He rapidly rose up the ladder and following the Carpenter family's selling of the club in 1981, Montgomery became executive vice president. In 1992, he became chief operating officer and five years later (1997), he acquired part ownership and was elevated to general partner and president. During the early 2000s, Montgomery became the face of the franchise and was the chief spokesman, as the team enjoyed a highly successful period. He oversaw the opening of Citizens Bank Park, the hiring of manager Charlie Manuel and Pat Gillick who served as general manager. Such star players as Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Cole Hamels made their marks on the team during Montgomery's years. In addition to the Phillies, Montgomery served on several boards and was involved in numerous causes within Philadelphia. He died following a five year battle with cancer.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 8 May 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 198961178
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Montgomery (26 Jun 1946–8 May 2019), Find A Grave Memorial no. 198961178, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Burial Details Unknown.