Westcott: Remembering Phillies leader David Montgomery

From SABR member Rich Westcott at the Philadelphia Inquirer on May 9, 2019:

In the long history of Philadelphia sports, few people have been as admired and as highly regarded as David Montgomery. The Phillies executive was a person who not only accomplished great things but who gained the utmost respect for his most honorable conduct.

His passing Wednesday has left a gigantic hole in not just the Phillies organization but in the entire Philadelphia area, where he was a humanitarian of the first degree, serving as an extremely active participant in numerous charitable projects.

Montgomery, who was also active in many areas of Major League Baseball, spent his entire 48-year working career with the Phillies, starting as a ticket salesman and eventually becoming a part-owner, president, and chief executive officer. During his career with the Phillies, he not only headed up the development of Citizens Bank Park and the team’s training grounds and ballpark in Clearwater, Fla., but he also presided over the greatest era in team history.

Read the full article here: https://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/david-montgomery-phillies-memories-philanthropy-20190509.html

Originally published: May 17, 2019. Last Updated: May 17, 2019.