Pettibone's father also pitched for Manuel

Pettibone's father also pitched for Manuel

PHILADELPHIA -- Jonathan Pettibone is not the first Pettibone to pitch for Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.

Pettibone's father, Jay Pettibone, pitched for Manuel in 1984, when he managed Double-A Orlando. Jay Pettibone had a six-year Minor League career and made four starts for the Minnesota Twins in '83. Jonathan Pettibone made his big league debut Monday against the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park.

"I remember he pitched for me," Manuel said about Jay Pettibone. "Sinker, slider."

Asked if he felt old knowing a father and son pitched for him, Manuel, 69, said, "Not really. I think old is how you feel, probably what you make of yourself."

But asked what he would think if he managed a father, son and grandson combination, Manuel said, "I think that'd be great. I think that would be really good. I would like that. I would like that very much. That would be super."

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.