Phil Garner Stats

Phil Garner was born on Saturday, April 30, 1949, in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Garner was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 10, 1973, with the Oakland Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Phil Garner baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"They're just a nice bunch of guys. Not like me. I feel if somebody steals second on me, the least he should expect is a little tobacco juice on his uniform. The Astros not only help you up after you've stolen on them, but they dust you off." - Phil Garner in Sports Illustrated (April 12, 1982, 'Houston', Page 68)

Phil Garner

Phil 'Scrap Iron' Garner Autograph on a 1991 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card (#113 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1991swe01' title='1991 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Phil 'Scrap Iron' Garner Autograph on a 1991 Swell Baseball Greats Baseball Card (#113 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Philip Mason Garner
Nickname:
Phil - Pilfering - Scrap Iron
Born On:
04-30-1949  (Taurus)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Bearden High School (Knoxville, TN)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
177
First Game:
09-10-1973 (Age 24)
Last Game:
10-02-1988
Draft:
1971 : 1st Round (2nd)

Phil Garner

Phil Garner Pitching Stats

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Phil Garner

Phil Garner Hitting Stats

1973 24 Athletics 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1974 25 Athletics 30 28 4 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 .179 .207 .214
1975 26 Athletics 160 488 46 120 21 5 6 0 54 30 1 65 21 3 5 12 .246 .295 .346
1976 27 Athletics 159 555 54 145 29 12 8 0 74 36 1 71 6 4 2 11 .261 .307 .400
1977 28 Pirates 153 585 99 152 35 10 17 0 77 55 4 65 7 2 2 13 .260 .325 .441
1978 29 Pirates 154 528 66 138 25 9 10 2 66 66 12 71 3 7 5 18 .261 .345 .400
1979 30 Pirates 150 549 76 161 32 8 11 0 59 55 15 74 2 3 3 6 .293 .359 .441
1980 31 Pirates 151 548 62 142 27 6 5 0 58 46 12 53 7 7 2 12 .259 .315 .358
1981 32 Pirates 56 181 22 46 6 2 1 0 20 21 1 21 2 3 0 3 .254 .327 .326
1981 32 Astros 31 113 13 27 3 1 0 0 6 15 1 11 4 1 0 1 .239 .326 .283
1982 33 Astros 155 588 65 161 33 8 13 0 83 40 4 92 0 7 3 11 .274 .320 .423
1983 34 Astros 154 567 76 135 24 2 14 0 79 63 8 84 3 6 5 4 .238 .317 .362
1984 35 Astros 128 374 60 104 17 6 4 0 45 43 2 63 5 4 4 9 .278 .355 .388
1985 36 Astros 135 463 65 124 23 10 6 0 51 34 3 72 1 5 2 12 .268 .317 .400
1986 37 Astros 107 313 43 83 14 3 9 1 41 30 2 45 0 3 1 14 .265 .329 .415
1987 38 Astros 43 112 15 25 5 0 3 0 15 8 1 20 1 3 0 2 .223 .268 .348
1987 38 Dodgers 70 126 14 24 4 0 2 0 8 20 7 24 4 1 0 3 .190 .299 .270
1988 39 Giants 15 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154
16 Years 1,860 6,136 780 1,594 299 82 109 3 738 564 74 842 67 59 34 131 .260 .323 .389

Phil Garner

Phil Garner Fielding Stats

1973 Athletics 3B 9 0 78 5 0.6 5 2 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.73
1974 Athletics 2B 3 0 21 4 1.3 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.14
1974 Athletics 3B 19 6 201 22 1.2 21 6 15 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 2.82
1974 Athletics SS 8 0 57 10 1.3 10 2 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.74
1975 Athletics 2B 160 159 4,002 806 5.0 780 354 426 26 93 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.26
1975 Athletics SS 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1976 Athletics 2B 159 159 4,246 865 5.4 843 378 465 22 91 n/a n/a n/a .975 5.36
1977 Pirates 2B 50 44 1,215 215 4.3 209 114 95 6 20 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.64
1977 Pirates 3B 107 101 2,691 348 3.3 338 98 240 10 28 n/a n/a n/a .971 3.39
1977 Pirates SS 12 2 114 28 2.3 27 11 16 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 6.39
1978 Pirates 2B 81 75 2,028 413 5.1 403 190 213 10 50 n/a n/a n/a .976 5.37
1978 Pirates 3B 81 77 2,034 257 3.2 239 67 172 18 12 n/a n/a n/a .930 3.17
1978 Pirates SS 4 0 12 5 1.3 5 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
1979 Pirates 2B 83 76 2,040 417 5.0 409 175 234 8 58 n/a n/a n/a .981 5.41
1979 Pirates 3B 78 62 1,734 204 2.6 191 47 144 13 16 n/a n/a n/a .936 2.97
1979 Pirates SS 14 8 240 31 2.2 30 12 18 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .968 3.38
1980 Pirates 2B 151 151 441 869 5.8 848 349 499 21 116 n/a n/a n/a .976 51.92
1980 Pirates SS 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1981 Pirates 2B 50 50 1,341 278 5.6 269 121 148 9 31 n/a n/a n/a .968 5.42
1981 Astros 2B 31 30 786 167 5.4 164 62 102 3 17 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.63
1982 Astros 2B 136 136 3,639 716 5.3 702 273 429 14 90 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.21
1982 Astros 3B 18 17 450 50 2.8 47 12 35 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .940 2.82
1983 Astros 3B 154 153 4,056 435 2.8 411 100 311 24 22 n/a n/a n/a .945 2.74
1984 Astros 2B 35 25 720 160 4.6 153 65 88 7 26 n/a n/a n/a .956 5.74
1984 Astros 3B 82 68 1,899 239 2.9 234 71 163 5 16 n/a n/a n/a .979 3.33
1985 Astros 2B 15 9 279 59 3.9 58 26 32 1 10 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.61
1985 Astros 3B 123 103 2,829 292 2.4 272 75 197 20 14 n/a n/a n/a .932 2.60
1986 Astros 2B 7 4 138 19 2.7 19 8 11 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.72
1986 Astros 3B 84 76 1,968 222 2.6 199 58 141 23 13 n/a n/a n/a .896 2.73
1987 Astros 2B 2 0 6 1 0.5 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1987 Astros 3B 36 29 777 84 2.3 82 28 54 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.85
1987 Dodgers 2B 12 3 141 24 2.0 22 6 16 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .917 4.21
1987 Dodgers 3B 46 29 807 104 2.3 96 29 67 8 5 n/a n/a n/a .923 3.21
1987 Dodgers SS 2 1 27 9 4.5 8 2 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .889 8.00
1988 Giants 3B 2 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2B Totals 975 921 21,043 5,013 5.1 4,884 2,124 2,760 129 606 n/a n/a n/a .974 6.27
3B Totals 839 721 19,533 2,262 2.7 2,135 593 1,542 127 135 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.95
SS Totals 42 11 456 86 2.0 83 29 54 3 11 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.91
16 Years 1,856 1,653 41,032 7,361 4.0 7,102 2,746 4,356 259 752 n/a n/a n/a .965 4.67

Phil Garner

Phil Garner Miscellaneous Stats

1973 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.7 0.0 - - -
1974 Athletics 1 1 .500 1 4 2 0.0 5.6 28.0 - - -
1975 Athletics 4 6 .400 0 0 0 81.3 7.5 9.0 - - -
1976 Athletics 35 13 .729 0 0 0 69.4 7.8 7.5 - - -
1977 Pirates 32 9 .780 2 1 n/a 34.4 9.0 7.6 - - -
1978 Pirates 27 14 .659 1 0 n/a 52.8 7.4 8.0 - - -
1979 Pirates 17 8 .680 1 0 n/a 49.9 7.4 9.3 - - -
1980 Pirates 32 7 .821 0 0 n/a 109.6 10.3 9.4 - - -
1981 Pirates 4 6 .400 3 3 n/a 181.0 8.6 9.1 - - -
1981 Astros 6 2 .750 1 0 n/a 0.0 10.3 18.8 - - -
1982 Astros 24 13 .649 1 0 n/a 45.2 6.4 7.1 - - -
1983 Astros 18 12 .600 1 0 n/a 40.5 6.8 7.2 - - -
1984 Astros 3 2 .600 24 2 n/a 93.5 5.9 8.3 - - -
1985 Astros 4 4 .500 17 1 n/a 77.2 6.4 9.1 - - -
1986 Astros 12 6 .667 22 0 n/a 34.8 7.0 7.6 - - -
1987 Astros 1 0 1.000 12 1 n/a 37.3 5.6 7.5 - - -
1987 Dodgers 5 1 .833 20 1 n/a 63.0 5.3 15.8 - - -
1988 Giants 0 1 .000 14 0 n/a 0.0 4.3 13.0 - - -
16 Years 225 105 .682 120 13 2 56.3 7.3 8.3 - - -

Phil Garner

Phil Garner Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1973 Oakland Athletics 3 $15,000.00 - -
1974 Oakland Athletics 29 $15,000.00 - -
1975 Oakland Athletics 29 $16,000.00 - -
1976 Oakland Athletics 2 , 3 $31,000.00 Stats -
1977 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 , 3 $120,000.00 - -
1978 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $121,000.00 - -
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $121,000.00 - Stats
1980 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $242,000.00 Stats -
1981 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 $242,000.00 Stats -
1981 Houston Astros 3 "     " Stats -
1982 Houston Astros 3 $683,333.00 - -
1983 Houston Astros 3 $683,333.00 - -
1984 Houston Astros 3 $683,333.00 - -
1985 Houston Astros 3 $745,000.00 - -
1986 Houston Astros 3 $600,000.00 - -
1987 Houston Astros 3 $450,000.00 - -
1987 Los Angeles Dodgers 20 "     " - -
1988 San Francisco Giants 20 $375,000.00 - -
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baseball almanac fast facts

Did you know that after Phil Garner's playing career ended he was the Houston Astros coach from 1989 to 1991, the Milwaukee Brewers manager from 1992 to 1999, the Detroit Tigers manager from 2000 to 2002, then the Houston Astros manager from 2004 to 2007 - leading the Astros to the franchise's first ever World Series in 2005 ?

Did you know that when Phil Garner took the field at second baseman 160 times in 1975 , he shattered the Oakland Athletics record for most times at second during a single season, once held by Dick Green (143 appearances at second base in 1971 ) - a record Scrap Iron still holds through today?

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Yosemite Sam Kitchen Coaster | Photoshop by Baseball Almanac, Inc.
Scrap Iron was a member of the World Series champion Pirates in 1979, batting .417 in the 1979 National League Championship Series and .500 (12 for 24) in the 1979 World Series . Garner was a scrappy player, known for hit gritty style of play, his icon at the time was the similarly-mustached cartoon hero Yosemite Sam, and a life-long nickname was earned.

On June 27, 1975 , Phil Garner had the 10,000th hit - a double to left-field off Andy Hassler in the top of the second inning - in Oakland Athletics history against the California Angels .

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