Mike Phillips
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Phillips as a Montreal Expo
Infielder
Born: (1950-08-19) August 19, 1950 (age 71)
Beaumont, Texas
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 1973, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 12, 1983, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Batting average..240
Home runs11
Runs batted in145
Teams

Michael Dwaine Phillips (born August 19, 1950), is an American former professional baseball player, a shortstop, second baseman, and third baseman who appeared in 712 Major League games from 1973 to 1983 for the San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, and Montreal Expos. Phillips batted left-handed, threw right-handed, stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg).

Career

Born in Beaumont, Texas, Phillips attended MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, and was selected by the Giants in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 1969 Major League Baseball draft. After four years of seasoning the Giants' farm system, he made the Major Leagues in 1973 and was largely a utility infielder during his career, although in 1975 he was the Mets' regular shortstop, appearing in 116 games when the club's longtime starter at the position, Bud Harrelson, was injured. Phillips hit for the cycle on June 25, 1976, while playing for the Mets in a 7–4 victory over the Chicago Cubs.[1] He was dealt from the Mets to the Cardinals for Joel Youngblood at the trade deadline on June 15, 1977.[2]

Phillips registered 416 hits, including 46 doubles, 24 triples, and 11 home runs, during his MLB career.

Post-playing career

After his retirement as a player, Phillips worked for Dallas radio station KRLD in sports marketing for nine years, for the Texas Rangers in corporate sponsorships for five years, and for the Kansas City Royals in corporate sales for seven years.[3]

In 2015, Phillips was inducted into the Irving Independent School District Athletic Hall of Fame.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "New York Mets 7, Chicago Cubs 4". Retrosheet. June 25, 1976.
  2. ^ Durso, Joseph. "Mets Trade Tom Seaver and Dave Kingman," The New York Times, Thursday, June 16, 1977. Retrieved April 21, 2020
  3. ^ "Irving ISD Athletic Hall of Fame Names Inductees" (PDF). Irving Independent School District. 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Athletic Hall of Fame". Irving Independent School District. Retrieved November 26, 2017.

Further reading

Achievements Preceded byLarry Hisle Hitting for the cycle June 25, 1976 Succeeded byLyman Bostock