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Phillip Anthony Roof
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 210 lb.
- High School St. Mary High School (Paducah)
- Debut April 29, 1961
- Final Game May 30, 1977
- Born March 5, 1941 in Paducah, KY USA
Phil Roof hit two home runs on May 30, 1972 as a member of the Minnesota Twins against the Kansas City Royals. He hit the first off Paul Splittorff and the second off Bruce Dal Canton. The Twins won the game 3-2. His playing career went from 1961 to 1977, starting with the Milwaukee Braves and ending with the Toronto Blue Jays in their inaugural season. In between, he played for six other teams, with his longest stints coming with the Atheltics in both Kansas City and Oakland and with the Twins.
Roof was a coach for the San Diego Padres in 1978, Seattle Mariners from 1984 to 1988 and was bullpen coach of the Chicago Cubs in 1990-1991. His time in Seattle produced a bit of trivia. He was the last Mariner to wear #24 prior to Ken Griffey, Jr.. (The last player was Harold Reynolds in 1986 before switching to his more familiar #4.)
Roof managed the 1982 Visalia Oaks, 1983 Orlando Twins, 1989 Portland Beavers, 1992 Orlando Sun Rays, 1993-1994 Nashville Xpress, 1995-2000 Salt Lake Buzz and 2003-2005 Rochester Red Wings. Roof took an indefinite leave of absence on April 20, 2005 to care for his wife who was diagnosed with cancer. In 2011, he served a brief stint as the bullpen coach of the Minnesota Twins while Rick Stelmaszek recovered from surgery.
Phil is the brother of Gene Roof and minor leaguers Paul Roof, David Roof, and Adrian Roof, the cousin of Eddie Haas and minor leaguer Lou Haas, and the uncle of Shawn Roof, Eric Roof and Jonathan Roof.