June 22, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama assistant baseball coach Andy Phillips will participate in the New York Yankees Old-Timers' Day ceremonies on Sunday, June 23. The former Yankee players will participate a game at Yankee Stadium with first pitch scheduled for around 11:15 a.m. ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network.
Nearly 50 former Yankee players will be on hand for the 67th annual event, which will be headlined by Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Rich "Goose" Gossage, Rickey Henderson and Reggie Jackson. Phillips will be making his first appearance in the Old-Timers' Day, along with Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, Brian Dorsett, John Flaherty, Todd Green and Scott Kamieniecki.
Phillips was a seventh round draft pick by the Yankees in 1999, and made his Major League debut on Sept. 14, 2004, and in his first at-bat, he belted a home run over the Green Monster in Fenway Park on the first pitch he saw from Terry Adams. Phillips is one of seven players to homer in his first at-bat as a Yankee and became the 21st player in MLB history to hit a home run on the first pitch of his career.
Phillips' career with the Yankees spanned four seasons and 203 games in the Yankee pinstripes. He had a .253 batting average with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs in his career with New York.
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