Phil Long - Player
Inducted in 1991
Phil graduated from Wicomico High School in 1954. After a year at the University of Maryland, he was given the opportunity to teach at Chincoteague High School for the 1955-56 term. In 1949 he signed with the Fruitland Cubs, his first organized team where he remained through the 1955 season. In 1953 Phil played in the league All-star game, coached by the reknowned Dido Tawes, with other ESHOF's Scorchy Tawes, Ray Suarez, and Bob Bradway, although he was only 18 years old at the time. In 1956 he signed with the Pocomoke A's, and finished his career with Hebron until the league folded in 1959.
After baseball was over, Phil carried his great hustle and enthusiasm to softball, where he was known as a feared hitter and great glove man for many years.
Phil worked for the Tetley Tea Co. for many years, until he began his own produce business. He also served in the army in the 1960's. Philip Morris Long was inducted into the Eastern Shore Hall of Fame in 1991 as a player.