Orioles mourn passing of Philley

Orioles mourn passing of Philley

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles announced that Dave Philley, who played for the O's from 1955-56 and '60-61 during his 18-year career, passed away on Thursday in his hometown of Paris, Texas. He was 91.

Philley had been the oldest living former Orioles player. His good friend Eddie Robinson -- coincidentally also from Paris, Texas -- replaces Philley as the longest living Oriole. Robinson played four games for the O's in 1957.

Philley holds an American League record for pinch-hits with 24, set during the 1961 season.