Ken Silvestri served in the U.S. Army from December 1941 until November 1945. From 1949 to 1951, Ken played in only 19 games for the Phillies, hitting just .212 with 5 RBI. Following his playing days, Ken coached with the Phillies in 1952 and 1953. After a 4-year minor league managerial career, Ken returned to the Phils in 1959 where he was a coach with the team for two more seasons.
Did You Know?: Ken's first stop as a minor league manager was in 1955 for the Yankees' affiliate in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.