Phils' Manuel won't miss any NLCS games to attend services for mother

Updated: October 12, 2008, 3:09 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel will not miss any NLCS games to attend the funeral of his mother, June, who passed away before Game 2 on Friday.

The Phillies said June Manuel died Friday morning at Roanoke (Va.) Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 87.

The team announced Saturday that Manuel would leave after Wednesday's Game 5 in Los Angeles. He will take a private plane to Roanoke, Va., for the services. The viewing will be Thursday with the funeral Friday ...

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