Mike Mitchell Goliat
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Mike Goliat, a member of the Phillies' "Whiz Kids" team in 1950, died on Jan. 14, 2003 in Seven Hills, Ohio. He died of heart failure. He was 82.
Goliat, a second baseman, played in 249 major league games in parts of four seasons. He hit .225 with 20 home runs and 99 RBI and he was a member of the Phillies in 1950 when the team won the National League pennant.
He made his debut with the Phillies in 1949 and was the starting second baseman in 1950. That season he hit .234 with 13 home runs and 64 RBIs (both career highs).
In the World Series loss to the Yankees, he hit .214 with an RBI in 14 at-bats.
In 1951, he started the season with the Phillies, but was returned to the minors during the seasons. In September 1951, his contract was sold to the Browns and he finished his major league career with the team in 1952.
He played for Toronto and was the International League MVP in 1956. He was also a player-coach for four seasons in which the team won the league pennant.