Phil Reccius

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Phil Reccius
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Third baseman
Born: (1862-06-07)June 7, 1862
Louisville, Kentucky
Died: February 15, 1903(1903-02-15) (aged 40)
Louisville, Kentucky
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
September 25, 1882, for the Louisville Eclipse
Last MLB appearance
June 5, 1890, for the Rochester Broncos
MLB statistics
Batting average .231
Runs scored 117
RBIs 99

Phillip Reccius (June 7, 1862 – February 15, 1903) was an American Major League Baseball player from Louisville, Kentucky, who played for eight seasons in the majors, mainly playing third base for his hometown team, the Louisville Eclipse.[1]

Phil had two brothers who were also involved heavily in baseball. John Reccius was a Major League player for two seasons, also for the Eclipse, and Bill Reccius was the founder and manager for the mid-1870s version of the Louisville Eclipse, though he did not manage or play in the majors. Phil and his brothers were childhood friends of other ballplayers who came from Louisville area, such as Pete Browning,[2] and Jimmy Wolf.

Phil died at the age of 40 in Louisville, and is interred at Cave Hill Cemetery.[3]


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