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Saturday, March 17, 2012

David Philley, Paris native and former major league baseball player, dies

Philley of the Phillies, of course.

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David Philley, whose major league baseball career as a first baseman and outfielder, died at age 91.

A native of Paris, Philley returned to Paris in his retirement.

Thanks to BPP.

 

Repoz Posted: March 17, 2012 at 07:11 AM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: March 17, 2012 at 07:30 AM (#4082911)
A native of Paris, Philley returned to Paris in his retirement.

That's the Paris where the leading delicacy is armadillo a la roadkill, not snails. Nice editing job, Repoz.
   2. Repoz Posted: March 17, 2012 at 07:36 AM (#4082912)
Merci bien!
   3. Bruce Markusen Posted: March 17, 2012 at 04:10 PM (#4083193)
I didn't realize he missed three full seasons, all in his potential prime years, serving in World War II.

If there was a Hall of Fame for pinch-hitters, he'd be in it, along with Tommy Davis, Jose Morales, Manny Mota, and John Vander Wal, among others.
   4. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: March 17, 2012 at 04:24 PM (#4083204)
That's the Paris where the leading delicacy is armadillo a la roadkill, not snails. Nice editing job, Repoz.

OK, that's kind of hilarious.
I'm trying to think of an MLB player who would just bail to Paris FRANCE after retirement. Eddie Murray?
   5. Morty Causa Posted: March 17, 2012 at 05:08 PM (#4083232)
I can see Barry Bonds or Steve Carlton with a beret. And breaking a bottle of wine on a waiter's head. Or Canseco breaking it on his own head. Doesn't look like Greg Goossen was stand in for Gene Hackman at the time of The French Connection II--but, then, that took place in Marseilles, I think.
   6. Steve Treder Posted: March 17, 2012 at 05:13 PM (#4083233)
I'm trying to think of an MLB player who would just bail to Paris FRANCE after retirement.

Frenchy Bordagaray?
   7. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: March 17, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4083241)
Moe Berg.
   8. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 17, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4083246)
If there was a Hall of Fame for pinch-hitters, he'd be in it, along with Tommy Davis, Jose Morales, Manny Mota, and John Vander Wal, among others.

he had a stretch there from 1957-59 where he hit .414, .409. and .395 as a PH (with LOTS of PAs)--then he hit .333 with 18 ribbies in 1961
   9. Steve Treder Posted: March 17, 2012 at 05:25 PM (#4083247)
The world would be a far better place if in fact there was a Hall of Fame for pinch-hitters.
   10. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: March 17, 2012 at 05:47 PM (#4083259)
I dunno, his batting stance looks kinda French to me.
   11. PreservedFish Posted: March 17, 2012 at 06:30 PM (#4083272)
I'm trying to think of an MLB player who would just bail to Paris FRANCE after retirement. Eddie Murray?


Tom Seaver and Keith Hernandez are both wine dorks.
   12. Swedish Chef Posted: March 17, 2012 at 06:54 PM (#4083279)
I'm trying to think of an MLB player who would just bail to Paris FRANCE after retirement.

Jeter wonders what French chicks would think about a tasteful gift basket.
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 17, 2012 at 07:26 PM (#4083290)
I'm trying to think of an MLB player who would just bail to Paris FRANCE after retirement.

Bob "Parisian Bob" Caruthers.
   14. McCoy Posted: March 17, 2012 at 07:44 PM (#4083296)
Didn't Curt Flood head off to France?
   15. Steve Treder Posted: March 17, 2012 at 08:01 PM (#4083301)
Didn't Curt Flood head off to France?

I'm pretty sure he lived in Denmark and in Spain, but I don't think he lived in France.
   16. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 17, 2012 at 08:06 PM (#4083306)
Steve Jeltz?

How many players share their last name with the team name? Jose Cardenal and Billy Brewer missed out!
   17. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 17, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4083308)
Johnny Podres.
   18. Benji Posted: March 17, 2012 at 08:20 PM (#4083315)
I think Podres spent 1969 in San Diego.
   19. Steve Treder Posted: March 17, 2012 at 08:32 PM (#4083325)
Jose Cardenal and Billy Brewer missed out!

Um, Cardenal was a Cardinal in 1970-71.
   20. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: March 17, 2012 at 08:44 PM (#4083330)
Indy league edition: Curtis Pride playing for the Nashua Pride.
   21. Bob Evans Posted: March 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM (#4083372)
Mike Gallo...and, uh, Zoilo Marseilles?
   22. esseff Posted: March 18, 2012 at 02:37 AM (#4083404)
Bruce Bochy born in France. Military family, I believe. bb-ref shows 9 French-born major leaguers, but only Bochy, Jeltz and Charlie Lea in the past 60 years.
   23. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: March 18, 2012 at 06:10 AM (#4083421)
Juan Pierre.
   24. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 18, 2012 at 08:07 AM (#4083430)
Mark Portugal has a much better retirement option than Chad Curtis.
   25. phredbird Posted: March 19, 2012 at 01:20 PM (#4084360)
*Juan Pierre*

dude doesn't know where he wants to end up.

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