Very sad news: Dave Stewart tells me that Tony Phillips has died of an apparent heart attack at the age of 56.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 19, 2016
An extremely versatile fielder, Phillips saw action at every position on the field except pitcher and catcher during his major league career. He amassed 2,023 hits with a .266 average over his 18 seasons with the Athletics, Detroit Tigers, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and New York Mets.Tony Phillips made this outstanding play for the final out of the 1989 World Series. #RIPTonyPhillips pic.twitter.com/D7TzQw6GzE— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) February 19, 2016
|Tony Phillips on his 1986 Topps card / Topps|
Phillips played professionally as recently as the 2015 season, when at the age of 56, he played in eight games with the independent Pittsburgh Diamonds.