On the Mound with Philip Walby
Name: Philip Walby Jr.
Bat: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 215 lbs.
Date of Birth: 7/24/1992
Hometown: San Diego, California
High School: Scripps Ranch High School
College: San Diego State University
Who is your favorite major league baseball player? Currently? All time? Why?
How do you feel about being a part of the New York Yankees organization?
It is a blessing and an honor to be part of the Yankees organization.
What are your hobbies?
Why did you start playing baseball?
My parents wanted me to make some friends because I was an only child.
What is your most memorable moment in baseball as a player?
Winning the Mountain West Conference Championship Tournament.
In your career thus far, have you ever been coached by or received advice from any famous athletes?
Tony Gwynn was my head coach for three years, and it helped a tremendous amount.
While growing up, who was the most influential person in your life and why?
My dad because he helped me grow up and become a responsible man.
What family member are you closest with?
Both my parents because they have supported me every step of the way.
If you could play catch with anyone (alive or deceased), who would it be and why?
Randy Johnson. To see his slider.
What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
“Call Me Maybe”
What is your favorite…
Movie? Superbad, Happy Gilmore
TV Show? South Park
Video Game? FIFA
Athlete? Addison Reed
Thing you take on the road? Phone