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Phillies manager Manuel's mother, June, dies at age 87

Updated: October 11, 2008, 12:35 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- A grieving Charlie Manuel was in the dugout for the Philadelphia Phillies' 8-5 win over the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series on Friday, hours after his mother died.

The Phillies said that June Manuel died Friday morning at Roanoke (Va.) Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 87. The Phillies had no information about the cause of death.

Manuel found out Friday morning after a meeting with his staff before the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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