Horace Phillips
Born: (1853-05-14)May 14, 1853
Salem, Ohio
Died: February 26, 1896(1896-02-26) (aged 42)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Unknown
Threw: Unknown

Horace B. Phillips (May 14, 1853 – February 26, 1896) was an American manager in Major League Baseball for eight seasons, from 1879 to 1889. He managed one season for the Troy Trojans, one season for the Philadelphia Athletics (American Association),[1] one season for the Columbus Buckeyes and six seasons for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys. He was born in Salem, Ohio.[2]

On June 6, 1882, Phillips was arrested in Philadelphia for not paying a hotel bill from 1882. He claimed that A. J. Reach was put in charge of paying it, but he eventually paid the bill himself and was released.[3]

Shortly after his time in Pittsburgh, Phillips was institutionalized for mental illness in the Kirkbride's Asylum in Philadelphia, then later in a private hospital in Merchantville, New Jersey. His wife divorced him in 1894.[4]


  1. ^ Warrington, Robert D. "Philadelphia in the 1881 Eastern Championship Association". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved 11 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Horace B. Phillips' career statistics". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
  3. ^ "ARREST OF A BASE-BALL MANAGED" (PDF). The New York Times. June 7, 1883. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 7, 2012. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
  4. ^ Morris, Peter (2007–2009). "Cold Cases of the Diamond". Peter Morris. Archived from the original on March 30, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-10.