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File #: 190390    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/9/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/9/2019
Title: Honoring the life and legacy of David Montgomery, former President and CEO of the Philadelphia Phillies, and recognizing his contributions to Major League Baseball and the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Green, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gym
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy19039000
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Honoring the life and legacy of David Montgomery, former President and CEO of the Philadelphia Phillies, and recognizing his contributions to Major League Baseball and the City of Philadelphia.
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WHEREAS, David Montgomery was born on June 26, 1946, in the Roxborough Section of Philadelphia. A lifelong Phillies fan, Montgomery fondly recalled his family's early trips to see the team at Connie Mack Stadium; and

WHEREAS, After graduating from William Penn Charter School in 1964, Montgomery attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned an Undergraduate Degree in History and a Graduate Degree in Business Administration. During his years at Penn, Montgomery also served as an assistant high school football and baseball coach and regularly attended Phillies games with classmate and future-governor, Ed Rendell; and

WHEREAS, After graduating a semester early with his MBA in December 1970, Montgomery was disappointed to learn that most major firms were not interested in hiring him until May, so Rendell encouraged him to apply for a job with the Philadelphia 76ers. With a different sport in mind, Montgomery was connected by an acquaintance to Bill Giles, who was then the Phillies' Vice President of Business Operations. Montgomery was quickly hired into the Club's Sales Department where, he joked, he made $20 less than he did delivering diapers as a student; and

WHEREAS, Sensing an opportunity to grow in his new role, Montgomery's energy and dedication made him a rising star with the Phillies Organization. He held various positions in the Club's front office during the 1970s, even working as the team's scoreboard operator after his regular work hours. Soon, Montgomery's business acumen and dedication to the Organization earned him the titles of Vice President for Business Operations and, eventually, Executive Vice President; and

WHEREAS, Recognizing his impact on the Organization, Montgomery was made co-general partner and joined Phillies ownership i...

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