Monday, April 25, 2011

Debut #98 Phil Roof

Phillip Anthony Roof
Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: March 5, 1941 in Paducah, KY
MLB Debut April 29, 1961 Milwaukee Braves
Final MLB Game May 30, 1977 Toronto Blue Jays
Years with the Angels: 1965

October 14, 1964: Traded by the Milwaukee Braves with Ron Piche to the California Angels for a player to be named later. The California Angels sent Dan Osinski (November 29, 1964) to the Milwaukee Braves to complete the trade.
June 15, 1965: Traded by the California Angels to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later and cash. The Cleveland Indians sent Bubba Morton (September 15, 1965) to the California Angels to complete the trade.

Started the game behind the plate as the battery mate of Marcelino Lopez (who threw a complete game win). In his first at-bat he struck out against Mickey Lolich in the third inning and finished the day 1 for 4, and scored a run in a 4-2 win against the Detroit Tigers on Monday, April 19, 1965 (N) at Chavez Ravine.

Phil had 22 at-bats over 9 games and hit .136 with 3 hits and a run scored. In 63 innings behind the plate he made 52 put-outs in 59 chances and committed 1 error.
Best Angels Performance: See debut game above.

- Originally signed by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1959.
- Also played for the Indians (65); Royals (66-67); A's (68-69); Brewers (70-71); Twins (71-76); White Sox (76); and Blue Jays (77).
- Brother of Gene Roof and Cousin of Eddie Haas
- He is a member of the "all construction" team, along with Frank House.
- Hit a grand slam for the Twins on Sunday, September 8, 1974 (D) at Royals Stadium
- He hit Fritz Peterson pretty well going 17 for 47, with 3 HR and a .362 AVG.

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