PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — 56-year-old former Oakland Athletic Tony Phillips, who played in the 1989 Battle of the Bay World Series, is coming back to professional baseball with a contract to play for the Pittsburg Diamonds.
The team announced Phillips’ contract over the weekend, the Contra Costa Times reported.READ MORE: VIDEO: Space X Launch Lights Up Pre-Dawn Sky; Crew Headed Toward Space Station
Phillips played briefly for two independent teams, and hopes the deal will help propel him into a contract with a team in the Dominican Republic.READ MORE: Police Activity Slows Bay Bridge Traffic Heading To Oakland
Phillips spent most of his career with the A’s, where he played his last big league game in 1999.MORE NEWS: Rising Sea Level Threatens Stinson Beach Neighborhoods
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