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Player: DePhillips, Tony


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Anthony Andrew DePhillips (b. September 20, 1912 in NYC, NY – d. May 5, 1994 in Port Jefferson, NY) was a Major League Baseball catcher with the Cincinnati Reds. He played for one season in 1943.

DePhillips was born in New York, New York and attended Fordham University. For his MLB career, he compiled a .100 batting average in 20 at-bats, with two runs batted in.

In the late 1950s and early 1960s he served as the physical education teacher at the Henley School in Jamaica Estates, New York. He also founded a sporting goods store—De Phillips Sports—in Flushing NY, which is still in business and can be found at 33-05 Francis Lewis Blvd, Bayside Queens.

In 1978, he was inducted into the Fordham University Hall of Fame. He died on May 5, 1994 in Port Jefferson, New York at the age of 81.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


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2 thoughts on “Tony DePhillips: Played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1943

  1. MARK S. GARDNER says:

    I worked for Tony in the ’60’s at his camp as a counselor in Greene Co. NY. And I was a young pitcher that Tony believed could go a long way.
    He was one of the finest people I have ever known.

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