Horace Phillips (baseball)
May 14, 1853|
|Died: February 26, 1896
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 Columbus Buckeyes and six seasons for the Pittsburg Alleghenys. He was born in Salem, Ohio.
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.
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.
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