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Tony Phillips
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 586 of 1043 players
Keith Anthony Phillips
Born: April 25, 1959 at Atlanta, Ga.
Died: February 17, 2016 at Scottsdale, Ariz.
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 5.10 Weight: 175

Tony Phillips was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on February 4, 2014, and February 19, 2016.


First Mets game: August 1, 1998
Last Mets game: September 27, 1998

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Mr. Sparkle
I'm amazed when a guy like this comes along and shuns the Mets. They were going to offer him a contract in 99 but he declined. Considering the potential the team had after the 98 season you'd think he'd be up for one last shot at a ring. Have another line Tony!

January 30, 2002
Bobby V made a huge mistake with Phillips who was a valuable role player in 1998. In the last weekend of the season when we got swept by the Bravos,on the Friday night game, Valentine sent in a young Jay Payton to pinch run for the veteran Phillips, and Payton was subsequently gunned down at 3rd on a terrible mistake by the rookie, trying to move from 1st to 3rd on a single. Bad move by Valentine. It set the tone for the series.

Gregory Gewirtz
April 1, 2003
The winter before the 1998 season, Tony Phillips and the Mets were close on a deal, but it fell apart because Tony's agent wanted an incentive clause raising Tony's salary if he stayed off drugs. I believe the word for that is "chutzpah," and Tony went unsigned until the middle of the season, when the Blue Jays picked him up, and we got him a month later.

He was acquired partially for his versatility, and yet he exclusively played only corner outfield for us. He had his moments offensively.

Sober Now
August 4, 2009
I just hope that Tony finally got sober.

glenn-troy ny
February 20, 2016
Great utility player for a long time, RIP.

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