Philadelphia Phillies chairman David Montgomery, who was team president during the team's World Series championship season of 2008, has died. He was 72.
His death was confirmed by Phillies on Wednesday, May 8, by releasing a statement saying he passed away after battling cancer for five years.
Phillies owner John Middleton issues a statement to pay tribute to the late Phillies chairman. He said,
David was one of Philadelphia's most influential business and civic leaders in his generation. He was beloved by everyone at the Phillies.
David, who started his career in the ticket office in 1971, spent nearly 50 years with Phillies. He became the executive vice president after the 1981 season.
He was then promoted to chief operating officer in 1992 and then became the president and chief executive officer in 1997.
Montgomery spearheaded Phillies' transition from Veterans Stadium to Citizens Bank Park in 2004. He led the organization during from 2007-2011.
The team won five straight National League East titles, one World Series and two NL pennants.
Rest In Peace David Montgomery!
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