Phil Stephenson

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Phillip Raymond Stephenson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Phil Stephenson was signed as a 3rd round pick in the 1982 amateur draft by the Oakland A's and scouts Del Wilber and Gary Wiencek.

Stephenson was named Baseball America's 1988-89 winter league player of the year while playing for the Águilas del Zulia. He was named MVP of the Venezuelan League and led the league with 9 home runs and 42 RBI. He nearly won the triple crown but his .318 batting average was second to Carlos Martinez's .331. He also batted .385 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI during the 1989 Caribbean Series and was named the tournament's MVP.

After his pro career, Stephenson was a coach for the Wichita Wranglers in 1998-1999 and spent 2000 as a volunteer coach at Wichita State University. He was head coach at Dodge City Community College from 2006-2021.

Phil is the brother of Gene Stephenson, his coach in college.

Stephenson and Ted Power are the only two major leaguers (through 2007) born in Guthrie, OK.

He holds the NCAA record for most career stolen bases.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1996 Abilene Prairie Dogs Texas-Louisiana League 67-31 1st Independent Leagues League Champs
1997 Cape Fear Crocs South Atlantic League 66-74 9th Montreal Expos Lost in 1st round

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