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No. 97: Greatest seasons in Angels history: Tony Phillips, 1995

A one-hit wonder

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Tony Phillips, 1995

Stats: .261/.394/.459/.853, 27 HR, 61 RBI, 137 H, 119 R, 21 2B, 13 SB

Baseball Reference WAR: 4.4

FanGraphs WAR: 3.7

Combined WAR: 4.05

Tony Phillips was in the big-leagues for 18 years, but only spent a year-and-a-half with the Angels. He made it count, as his only full season with the team was good enough to crack the top 100.

Phillips came to the Angels in 1995 after spending eight years in Oakland and five years in Detroit. At the age of 36, he had arguably the best season of his career that season. He hit 27 home runs, which was a career-high for him. His .853 OPS was the second highest of his career and his 119 runs scored were the most as well.

During the months of May through July, Phillips was one of the hottest hitters across the league. He hit .308 with a .954 OPS, hitting 16 home runs and driving in 44 runs. During those 81 games, he had 95 hits and 82 runs scored. So for half a season, he was averaging 2.2 runs and hits per game.

A player has had at least 643 plate appearances in a single-season in Angels history 92 different times, here’s where Phillips’ 1995 campaign ranks:

  • 27 home runs (30th)
  • 119 runs (6th)
  • 113 walks (2nd)
  • .394 OBP (12th)
  • .853 OPS (24th)

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