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Charlie Fox, 82; manager of the San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Charlie Fox, who spent more than a half-century in professional baseball and was the 1971 National League Manager of the Year with the San Francisco Giants, has died. He was 82.

Mr. Fox died Monday night at Stanford Hospital of complications from pneumonia, the Giants said.

San Francisco won the NL West title under Mr. Fox in 1971, going 90-72 before losing to Pittsburgh in the NL championship series. Mr. Fox managed the Giants from 1970 to 1974, finishing with a record of 348-327.

Mr. Fox also had two short stints as manager of the Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs. He went 12-22 for the Expos in 1976, and 17-22 for the Cubs in 1983. Mr. Fox also was general manager for Montreal from 1976 to 1978, and his final job in the big leagues was as a scout for the Houston Astros from 1990 to 1993.

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