Jack Phillips (phillja02)
Jack Dorn Phillips
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 193 lb.
- School Clarkson College of Technology
- High School Lancaster (NY) High School
- Debut August 22, 1947
- Final Game April 25, 1957
- Born September 6, 1921 in Clarence, NY USA
- Died August 30, 2009 in Chelsea, MI USA
A competent batsman with a keen eye and not strikeout prone, first baseman Jack Phillips was also versatile utility man during his 9-year ML career. He was signed by the New York Yankees in 1943 and spent that summer with the Norfolk Tars of the Piedmont League. He missed nearly all of 1944 and all of 1945 due to military service. After World War II, he returned to baseball and spent the next several seasons with the Newark Bears. He reached the majors with the Yankees in 1947 and won a World Series ring in his rookie campaign.
On July 8, 1950, while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Phillips hit the first pinch-hit "ultimate" home run in major league history (an ultimate home run is one hit with the bases loaded that provides the home team with a one-run victory). The feat was not performed again until Brooks Conrad of the Atlanta Braves did it on May 20, 2010.
Following his playing days, Phillips managed for several seasons in the minors and then in 1965 became baseball coach for 24 years at his alma mater, Clarkson College of Technology, retiring after the 1988 spring season. On May 3, 2008, Clarkson honored Phillips by re-naming its baseball facility "Jack Phillips Stadium at Snell Field."
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1960||Elmira Pioneers||New York-Penn League||56-74||5th||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1961||Magic Valley Cowboys||Pioneer League||64-66||4th||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1962||Magic Valley Cowboys||Pioneer League||64-65||3rd||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1963||Chattanooga Lookouts||South Atlantic League||62-78||6th||Philadelphia Phillies|
|1964||Jamestown Tigers||New York-Penn League||47-75||5th (t)||Detroit Tigers||none|