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Phillies hire Gillick as general manager

Updated: November 2, 2005, 8:43 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHILADELPHIA -- Pat Gillick will become the Philadelphia Phillies' new general manager Wednesday.

A press conference to announce the hiring will start at 12:05 p.m. ET.

Gillick will replace Ed Wade, fired after failing to get the Phillies into the playoffs during eight years on the job.

A special consultant in the Mariners' front office the past two seasons, Gillick led Toronto to consecutive World Series titles in 1992-93. He was also a general manager with Baltimore and Seattle.

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