Jack Dorn “Stretch” Phillips

Jack Dorn “Stretch” Phillips

Birth
Clarence, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 30 Aug 2009 (aged 87)
Chelsea, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 41431911 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. For nine seasons (1947 to 1952, 1955 to 1957), he played at the first base position with the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers. He was a member of the 1947 World Champion Yankees' team and appeared in two games during the World Series, recording two at-bats. After attending Clarkson University in New York, he made his big league debut with the Yankees on August 22, 1947. He enjoyed his most successful season in 1955, when he appeared in 55 games with the Tigers, posting a .316 batting average. In 343 career regular season games, he had 252 hits with a lifetime .283 batting average. Following his playing career, Phillips served as a manager in the Minor Leagues. He later returned to Clarkson University where he had a long career as a baseball and golf coach.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 1 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41431911
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Dorn “Stretch” Phillips (6 Sep 1921–30 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41431911, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .