Bill Phillips (phillbi02)
William Corcoran Phillips
(Whoa Bill or Silver Bill)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.
- Debut August 11, 1890
- Final Game September 22, 1903
- Born November 9, 1868 in Allenport, PA USA
- Died October 25, 1941 in Charleroi, PA USA
Bill Phillips is remembered for managing the 1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers to the Federal League pennant. His top hitter was Benny Kauff, and his top pitcher was Cy Falkenberg. He also managed the 1915 Newark Peppers in the Federal League. He managed in the minor leagues in 1904 and 1908-12.
As a player, Phillips pitched for seven seasons in the majors. He came up in 1890 for 10 games, then came back in 1895 for 18 more games, before finally sticking from 1899-1903 with the Cincinnati Reds. In 1899 he went 17-9 on a team that featured Wahoo Sam Crawford as a 19-year-old rookie, and which was managed by Buck Ewing.
Phillips was the father of minor leaguer Lewis Phillips.
He is not to be confused with the earlier Bill Phillips.