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Former Met of the Day: Tony Phillips (1998)

Keith Anthony Phillips was born on April 25th, 1959 in Atlanta Georgia. He was a 1978 first round draft pick of the Montreal Expos (the 10th pick overall). He was traded to the San Diego Padres for former Met Willie Montanez & then was traded to The Oakland A’s for Bob Lacey. Phillips would debut in 1982 and spend nine seasons with Oakland as all around utility player. He played in over 100 games five seasons in Oakland playing second base, short stop & third base. In 1987 he hit 10 HRs a career high for him while playing with the Athletics, the prvious year his 52 RBIs were an Oakland best for him as well. He got to play in twoWorld Series for Tony Larussa’s Athletics, winning a championship in 1989. Over all he batted .217 i(10-46) in four post season Series. He hit a HR in the 1989 Bay Area earthquake series against the Giants. Phillips would sign as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers after the 1989 season. He would play five seasons there leading the league in ru