It was announced today that former eighteen year veteran, Tony Phillips, passed away at the age of 56.
Phillips is best known for his time with the Oakland Athletics where in 1989, he made the final out in the franchise’s World Series win. While he is best known as an Athletic, he would actually have better individual seasons with the Detroit Tigers, where in 1992 he led the AL in Runs Scored, and the following season he had the most Walks.
He would also spend time with the Chicago White Sox, Anaheim Angels, New York Mets and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Phillips retired in 1999 and he amassed 2,023 Hits, 160 Home Runs, a Slash Line of .266/.374/.389 and a bWAR of 50.8.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Tony Phillips at this time.