Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Podcast - Dave Phillips (Part 1)

At long last, our Plate Meeting Podcast with Dave Phillips is here! Davey's three decades in the American and Major League Baseball spanning 3,933 regular season games, three ALDS, six ALCS, and four World Series (83 ejections) is the lore of all things umpire, and a master storyteller behind the mic.

This St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame inductee presided over some strange sequences, including Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park (inspiration for his book title, Center Field on Fire), the continuation of Royals vs Yankees following Kansas City's successful protest of the George Brett pine tar incident, and the confiscation of Albert Belle's corked bat (and theft of the bat from the umpires' locker room by Cleveland pitcher Jason Grimsley) that ended with a criminal investigation run by a former FBI agent.

In Part 1 of our interview with Davey, we talk about his journey to the big leagues and he recounts tales about his experience and working with storied umpires he worked with along the way.

Click the below play (▶) button to listen to "Episode 16 - Dave Phillips (Part 1)" or visit the show online at https://anchor.fm/the-plate-meeting. The Plate Meeting is also available on iTunes (Apple Podcasts), Google, Castbox, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and several other podcast apps.

Alternate Link: Episode 16 - Dave Phillips (Part 1).

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