Mike Phillips (baseball)
Phillips as a Montreal Expo
August 19, 1950 |
|April 15, 1973, for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 12, 1983, for the Montreal Expos|
|Runs batted in||145|
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).
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.
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.
- "New York Mets 7, Chicago Cubs 4". Retrosheet. June 25, 1976.
- "Irving ISD Athletic Hall of Fame Names Inductees" (PDF). Irving Independent School District. 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
- "Athletic Hall of Fame". Irving Independent School District. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
- "Mid Seventies Mets Infielder: Mike Phillips (1975-1977)". centerfieldmaz. August 17, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
|Hitting for the cycle
June 25, 1976