Fox caught only three games for the Giants but began managing in their farm system
at Class-D level and worked his way up to Triple-A. He served as a scout for the
Giants and ML coach before replacing Clyde King as Giants manager early in the 1970
season. He led San Francisco to the Western Division championship the next year and
was voted TSN's ML Manager of the Year. A traditionalist with a fiery temper,
Fox was later both GM and interim manager of the Expos and interim manager of the
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 23, 1970: Giants manager Clyde King is fired following a 15-inning 17–16 loss to San Diego in which they blow an 8–0 lead. Charlie Fox is named as the new skipper. A 15th inning home run by Steve Huntz, one of nine homers in the game, ends the 5 hour, 29 minute affair.
»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.
»October 6, 1983:
Jim Frey will manage the Cubs, succeeding interim manager Charlie Fox, who has returned to the front office after the season.