Angelo John (Tony) Giuliani B Nov. 24, 1912 D Oct. 8, 2004
Catcher Tony Giuliani was drafted by the St. Louis Browns from his hometown Saint Paul Saints of the American Association in October of 1935.
Debuting with the Browns in mid-April of 1936, Giuliani would play in 71 games in his rookie season hitting .217. He’d appear in just 19 games for the Browns in 1937 but would raise his batting average by 85 points, to .302.
Giuliani would be purchased by the Washington Senators prior to the start of the 1938 season. He’d appear in 46 games in 1938, hitting .217 (again) and in 1939 he’d hit .250 in 54 games.
Purchased by the Brooklyn Dodgers in April of 1940, Giuliani would play in only 4 games for the Dodgers-1 game in 1940 and 3 in 1941.
Giuliani wouldn’t play in the majors in 1942 and was drafted by the Washington Senators from the Minneapolis Millers, also of the American Association in March of 1944. In his second stint in Washington, Giuliani would play in 49 games, hitting .226, playing in his last major league game in early October of 1943.
Richard Eugene Phillips B Nov. 24, 1931 D Mar. 29, 1998
Dick Phillips first joined the Washington Senators organization in June of 1951. However it would be over 11 years before he got his first taste of the major leagues. In 1955 he’d become a member of the Milwaukee Braves system and in 1960 was transferred to the San Francisco Giants.
Phillips would finally make his major league debut in April of 1962 as a 30 year old rookie 1st baseman. He;d play in just 5 games for the Giants, going 0 for 3 at the plate but being credited with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.
Reacquired by the Senators, Phillips most active season would be 1963 when he’d play in 124 games, mainly at 1st base, but also filling in at 2nd and 3rd, hitting .237 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI’s.
Phillips would play in 109 games for the Senators in 1964 but would be sold to Toronto of the International League at the end of the season. He’d spend time in Toronto and Hawaii when the Islanders of the PCL were Washington’s AAA farm team, being recalled in late June of 1966. Phillips would play in 25 games for the Senators, his BA slipping to .162 and he’d be sold back to Hawaii after the 1966 season, having played in his last major league game in late September.