David Montgomery, American baseball executive, Died at 72

David Montgomery was born on June 26, 1946, and died on May 8, 2019; he was a chairman, minority-owner, and President of the Philadelphia Phillies.

As a child, David attended Phillies games at Connie Mack Stadium.

Before attending college, he served as a paper delivery boy and a high school baseball coach.

David was a 1964 alumnus of the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia and as an undergraduate attending the University of Pennsylvania where he was first a liberal arts major, and then a history major.


He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity while an undergraduate. Montgomery continued to tend Phillies games as a college student with future governor Ed Rendell, where he recalled: “trying to eat all the food that $5 could buy… as they shared their thoughts with the players”.

David also served the Wharton Business School as a graduate student, graduating in 1970.

During his tenure at Wharton, he also coached the linemen for the varsity football team at Germantown Academy.

Sadly, David Montgomery passed away on May 8, 2019, at the age of 72.