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Dave Philley

Born: May 16, 1920

Death: Mar 15, 2012

Birthplace: Paris

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Dave Philley

Date of Birth : May 16, 1920
Date of Death : Mar 15, 2012
Birth Place : Paris

David Earl Philley was an outfielder who played in Major League Baseball. A switch-hitter who threw right-handed, he debuted on September 6, 1941 and played his final game on August 6, 1962. He was born in Paris, Texas. A well-travelled and -regarded clutch hitter, Philley played for eight different teams in a long 18-season career. He was considered one of the game's premier defensive outfielders before Gold Gloves were awarded. A hustler with good range and an outstanding arm, he led American League outfielders in assists three different years and once in outs. A highly disciplined hitter as well, he had a short and compact swing with occasional power and was a daring and intelligent base runner. Still, Philley is best remembered for his pinch-hitting heroics in the late 1950s. Philley reached the majors in 1941 with the Chicago White Sox. He spent four years in military service during World War II, rejoining the White Sox in 1946 and playing 17 games for them that year. Philley was with the White Sox for five-and-a-half years before moving to the Philadelphia Athletics early in the 1951 season.


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