» December 1, 1964: The White Sox trade P Ray Herbert and 1B Jeoff Long to the Phillies for OF Danny Cater and SS Lee Elia.
» August 4, 1968: In pre-game ceremonies at Busch Stadium honoring him, Stan Musial is joined by his 1941 Cardinals teammates. a 10-foot bronze statue of Musial at is unveiled at one of the Stadium entrances. The crowd of 47,445 then watch as Bob Gibson battles the Cubs for 12 innings before Chicago P Lee Elia singles home the winning run in the 13th. Cubs win 6–5.
» October 22, 1981: Dallas Green hires one of his Phillie coaches, Lee Elia, to manage the Cubs.
» August 22, 1983: The Cubs replace Lee Elia with Charlie Fox, a special assistant to GM Dallas Green who managed the Giants to the National League West title in 1971. Chicago is in 5th place in the NL East with a 54-69 record.
» June 18, 1987: With his club in 5th place in the National League East, Phillies manager John Felske is fired and replaced by 3B coach Lee Elia.
» September 23, 1988: The Angels fire manager Cookie Rojas and the Phillies fire manager Lee Elia. 3B coach Moose Stubing (California) and John Vukovich (Philadelphia) will manage the clubs for the remainder of this season. Stubing will return to the coaching box after going 0–8.
» October 3, 1988:
Cardinals coach Nick Leyva becomes the Phillies 3rd manager in three years, replacing Lee Elia, who was fired in September.
» November 27, 1991:
Lee Elia is named manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.