Keith Anthony Phillips
Positions: Outfielder, Second Baseman and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 175 lb.
Born: April 25, 1959 in Atlanta, GA
High School: Roswell HS (Roswell, GA) School: New Mexico Military Institute (Roswell, NM) by the Drafted Montreal Expos in the 1st round (10th pick) of the 1978 amateur draft (January Secondary). Player signed March 10, 1978.
( All Transactions) Debut: May 10, 1982 (Age 23)
vs. BAL 4 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Athletics/Tigers/Angels/WhiteSox/Mets/... 1982-1999 Agents: Tony Attanasio [*] Final Game: August 15, 1999 (Age 40)
vs. TOR 2 AB, 2 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB
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News -- March 2014
3/8 Swingin' A's: Where To Play Callaspo? Making his debut at first base in a spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, infielder ... News -- February 2014
2/8 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Greatest Summer Ever: Albert Belle: This story originally ran on Sep. 29, 2012, but in hopes of another Great Summer in 2014, we are re-posting it from our vault ... News -- December 2013
12/10 Cleveland Sports Insiders: All-Aught Indians: Utility: Jolbert Cabrera (2000-2002): Utility infielders and utility outfielders have become extremely valuable resources in the game of baseball. For the Indians over ... News -- November 2013
11/29 Catcher Interference: The Terry Francona You Don’t Know: First off congrats to Terry Francona for taking home the 2013 AL Manager of the Year award. Coming into the season with a rotation ...
11/27 MLBTradeRumors: AL East Notes: De Jesus Jr., Lavarnway, Infante: The Orioles are close to a minor league deal with infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr., reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. However, ...
11/20 Catcher Interference: The Terry Francona You Don’t Know: First off congrats to Terry Francona for taking home the 2013 AL Manager of the Year award. Coming into the season with a rotation ...
11/6 The Cardboard Examiner: 1993 TOPPS FINEST: #75 TONY PHILLIPS: KNOWN MOST FOR PLAYING SECOND.KNOWN BEST FOR DRAWING A WALK.DEFINING THE PLAYERVersatility was the main component of Tony ... News -- August 2013
8/14 Locker Room Fantasy: Get to know Seattle Mariners shortstop Brad Miller: Don’t let the two home run game fool you. Locker Room Fantasy Sports love for Brad Miller was coming anyways. It just so happened ...
8/13 Baseball Musings: Leadoff Power: The leadoff hitters in the game between the Mariners and the Rays have combined for four homers so far. Both Brad Miller and Ben ... News -- July 2013
7/12 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Greatest Summer Ever: Albert Belle: This story originally ran on Sep. 29, 2012, but to kick off our week of All-Star coverage, we are re-posting it from our vault ... News -- February 2013
2/16 WasWatching: Retired Non HOF’ers With BB>=1000, H>=2000 & PA: This is a select group of players: Rk Player WAR/pos BB H PA From To Age G R 2B HR RBI SB BA OBP SLG Pos 1 Jeff Bagwell 76.7 1401 ...
2/16 WasWatching: Kirk Gibson, Tony Phillips & Tim Salmon: Kirk Gibson and Tony Phillips were teammates on the 1993 Tigers. Tony Phillips and Tim Salmon were teammates on the 1995 ... News -- November 2012
11/20 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Albert Belle Takes Lee Smith Deep: The 2013 season will mark the 20th year of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history ... News -- September 2012
9/29 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Greatest Summer Ever: Albert Belle: Each week through the 26 weeks of the 2012 regular season, DTTWLN will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most ...
9/26 Crashburn Alley: Obscure Former Phillies Hour, Vol. 2: Willie Montanez: Hello and welcome! It’s Obscure Former Phillies Hour! Today’s lucky contestant comes courtesy of reader @jcamaratta, ... News -- August 2012
8/5 Bus League Baseball: More Proof That I Am Getting Old: On Twitter yesterday, one of the writers I follow offered a fun little diversion: go to Baseball-Reference, find the box score ... News -- July 2012
7/24 The Captain's Blog: Are Midseason Trades an Aging Veteran’s Fountain of Youth?: When a struggling rookie or underperforming star of prime years is traded, he is often expected to benefit from a “change ... News -- May 2012
5/4 WasWatching: Buck Showalter & Mo Rivera: From Tony Phillips To Nick Markakis: Tony Phillips was the first batter to face Mariano Rivera in the major leagues. He was a strikeout victim on May 23, 1995. ... News -- March 2012
3/30 Dynasty League Baseball: Pursuing the Pennant with Milwaukee Brewer Manager Tom Trebelhorn: During spring training this year I had a chance to meet with Milwaukee Brewers Bob McClure and Paul Molitor and reminisce about ... News -- January 2012
1/19 High Heat Stats: The 10 most under-appreciated players of the 1990s: #3 Tony Phillips: Here's the guy we all knew was coming...Tony Phillips.Phillips is a poster boy for on-base percentage. His career BA is .266 ...
1/17 PaulLebowitz.com: Mets Sign Ronny Cedeno and the Michael Kay Scale of Idiocy Shatters: How many teams have a backup infielder that could be considered “good”? I’m not talking about a super-utility type who plays ...
1/12 High Heat Stats: WAAS Experiment #1: Adjusted WAAS: In a long exchange on the original WAAS post, reader Robert proposed adjusting the WAAS method to account for partial seasons.Basic ...
1/9 PaulLebowitz.com: Mets Sign Ronny Cedeno and the Michael Kay Scale of Idiocy Shatters: How many teams have a backup infielder that could be considered “good”? I’m not talking about a super-utility type who plays ... News -- November 2011
11/30 High Heat Stats: My Funky Valentine: oddities from the playing career of Bobby Valentine: As Bobby Valentine prepares to take the reins of the Boston Red Sox, here's a look back at some of the unusual things from his ... News -- October 2011
10/30 NY Baseball Digest: Has La Russa Cemented Himself as the Best Manager Ever?: I know I said I hate the “best ever” debate, but what Tony La Russa achieved with the Cardinals this year is extraordinary. ... News -- September 2011
9/16 NY Baseball Digest: Jose Canseco Highlights From His Indy Baseball Comeback: Every Friday I take a look at what is going on with independent baseball. This week will be the final installment as most indy ... News -- August 2011
8/12 NY Baseball Digest: Watch: Tony Phillips and Mike Marshall Brawl in Chico: Every Friday we talk about Independent Baseball news, features, and history. Today we look at a brawl between two former Major ...
8/8 PaulLebowitz.com: Why Can’t Daniel Murphy Play The Outfield?: Righteous indignation accompanies the mere suggestion that Mets hitter without a position Daniel Murphy play the outfield. Why? ...
8/5 NY Baseball Digest: Indy Smorgasbord: Darryl Strawberry and the St. Paul Saints, Tony Phillips Comeback, and the Ducks 5 Millionth Fan: Every Friday we take a look at Independent Baseball. Today we do a smorgasbord of Independent news, history, and facts. Darryl ... News -- July 2011
7/19 Motor City Bengals: Former Tiger Tony Phillips is Back in Baseball: When I was younger, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Tony Phillips play for the Tigers. While Lou Whitaker will always be my favorite, ...
7/19 NY Baseball Digest: Fight for Your Rights, ESPN’s Keys to Beating WFAN, CC’s Streak, Bring Back Heilman: Working in sports is difficult. Long hours, summer holidays are spent at the ballpark, and the pay is extremely poor for about ... News -- June 2011
6/13 Wahoo's Warriors: 2,000 hits, no All-Star games – an exclusive club: Orlando Cabrera collected his 2,000th career hit on Sunday afternoon. He is the 231st member of the 2,000 hit club, but just the ... News -- May 2011
5/20 T Van Poppel RC Ret Plan: Interleague Play and an Annual Complaint: Tonight the A’s will take the field at AT&T Park in San Francisco. The occasion? Merely the A’s 45th game of the ...
5/9 B-R Blog: 3+ Seasons With 700+ PA & OPS+ >= 100: How many players have 3+ seasons of 700+ PA with an OPS+ of 100 or better? Here's the list: Rk Yrs From To Age 1 Pete Rose ... News -- April 2011
4/27 B-R Blog: Post ’49 Batting Leaders Highest Game WPA Where PA = 0: Since 1950, what non-pitcher has the highest WPA in a game where they never officially came to bat? Here's the list - Rk Player ...
4/10 B-R Blog: 5000+ PA After 1932 With OPS+ 100+ & Never An All-Star: How many players had 5,000+ PA after 1932 with an OPS+ of 100 or better in their career and never made an All-Star team? Here's ... News -- March 2011
3/30 B-R Blog: On Base 4+ Times In Game 1 – Three Times Or More: Since 1919, how many batters have reached base 4+ times in his team's first game of the season, three times or more in his career? ... News -- January 2011
1/31 B-R Blog: Greatest birthday performances from the last 20 years: Following are the best birthday performances by batters for each different age. I determined "best" by highest Winning Probability ...
1/15 Mets360.com: Mets Short-Term All-Stars: Recently at BTF we were discussing all-star teams for franchises made up of guys who made their marks elsewhere but who had a ... News -- November 2010
11/7 PaulLebowitz.com: Sunday Lightning 11.7.2010: Some predictions are easy: Amid all the speculation as to new Mets GM Sandy Alderson's interviews and possible choice as manager, ... News -- August 2010
8/17 MLBTradeRumors: Remembering The 1980 Trade Deadline: 1980 has a lot in common with 2010. An American car company lived on, thanks to a government bailout. The price of gold shot up. ... News -- May 2010
5/19 B-R Blog: WAR Data: Best Position Players Not In the Hall of Fame: Here's a post concept that's sure to be a lightning rod for discussion: who are the best position players not to be inducted into ...