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By Josh Liddick, Sports Talk Philly Staff 

Friday night was a special night for the Reading Fightin' Phils, the Phillies Double-A affiliate. Dusty Wathan became the team's all-time winningest manager, obtaining his 351st career win, with a 6-5 win over the Hartford Yard Goats.

The Fightins, who hold baseball's best record at 67-32, went back-and-forth with Hartford on Friday. Reading tied the game up at 5-5 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, and was capped off a win with a Jorge Alfaro RBI double to take the win.

Reading snapped their three-game losing streak, and it seemed like they tried to do everything they could possibly do to make sure Hartford didn't take this game at home.

Wathan, Reading's manager since 2012, passed Bill Dancy on the all-time wins list for managers who sat at 350 wins. Wathan's success this season, as well as last season, gave him a majority of the wins he accumulated.

The Fightins went to the Eastern League Championship game last season, and Wathan will look for similar success this season, as his team looks to continue their season-long success.

There is no doubt that Wathan will continue to add more wins to his all-time total as this season continues, and for years to come.


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