• Kirk Gibson, Tony Phillips & Tim Salmon

    Posted by on February 16th, 2013 · Comments (1)

    Kirk Gibson and Tony Phillips were teammates on the 1993 Tigers.   Tony Phillips and Tim Salmon were teammates on the 1995 Angels.  And, this trio is the top three of “Retired Batters Who Played From 1933 to 2012 Who Were Never an All-Star“:

    Rk Player WAR/pos From To Age G PA R H HR RBI BB SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Tony Phillips 48.2 1982 1999 23-40 2161 9110 1300 2023 160 819 1319 177 .266 .374 .389
    2 Tim Salmon 37.1 1992 2006 23-37 1672 7039 986 1674 299 1016 970 48 .282 .385 .498
    3 Kirk Gibson 35.5 1979 1995 22-38 1635 6656 985 1553 255 870 718 284 .268 .352 .463
    4 Garry Maddox 34.4 1972 1986 22-36 1749 6777 777 1802 117 754 323 248 .285 .320 .413
    5 Dwayne Murphy 31.3 1978 1989 23-34 1360 5242 648 1069 166 609 747 100 .246 .356 .402
    6 Richie Hebner 30.8 1968 1985 20-37 1908 7027 865 1694 203 890 687 38 .276 .352 .438
    7 Ken McMullen 30.8 1962 1977 20-35 1583 5729 568 1273 156 606 510 20 .248 .316 .383
    8 John Valentin 30.6 1992 2002 25-35 1105 4511 614 1093 124 558 463 47 .279 .360 .454
    9 Bill Doran 30.6 1982 1993 24-35 1453 5922 727 1366 84 497 709 209 .266 .354 .373
    10 Earl Torgeson 29.9 1947 1961 23-37 1668 6046 848 1318 149 740 980 133 .265 .385 .417
    11 Scott Fletcher 29.8 1981 1995 22-36 1612 5976 688 1376 34 510 514 99 .262 .332 .342
    12 Jose Valentin 28.8 1992 2007 22-37 1678 6317 872 1348 249 816 630 136 .243 .321 .448
    13 Hal Trosky 27.8 1933 1946 20-33 1347 5749 835 1561 228 1012 545 28 .302 .371 .522
    14 Kevin McReynolds 27.3 1983 1994 23-34 1502 6039 727 1439 211 807 522 93 .265 .328 .447
    15 Cesar Tovar 25.9 1965 1976 24-35 1488 6177 834 1546 46 435 413 226 .278 .335 .368
    16 Bob Bailey 25.9 1962 1978 19-35 1931 7043 772 1564 189 773 852 85 .257 .347 .403
    17 Sixto Lezcano 25.8 1974 1985 20-31 1291 4814 560 1122 148 591 576 37 .271 .360 .440
    18 Elmer Valo 25.8 1940 1961 19-40 1806 6091 768 1420 58 601 942 110 .282 .398 .391
    19 Clete Boyer 25.5 1955 1971 18-34 1725 6368 645 1396 162 654 470 41 .242 .299 .372
    20 Bill North 24.9 1971 1981 23-33 1169 4621 640 1016 20 230 627 395 .261 .365 .323
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 2/16/2013.

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    Comments on Kirk Gibson, Tony Phillips & Tim Salmon

    1. Raf
      February 17th, 2013 | 10:19 am

      I caught that program yesterday. I knew Tony Phillips was productive, but I’m surprised that despite his advanced age, he couldn’t find work.

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