Tampa Bay Rays
Brett Maverick Phillips (born May 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Milwaukee Brewers and Kansas City Royals.
On August 27, 2020, the Royals traded Phillips to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Lucius Fox. He was activated on September 4, making his Rays debut as a pinch-runner in a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins. On October 24, in Game 4 of the 2020 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Phillips recorded his first career postseason hit, a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning that yielded two runs (one coming on an error), giving the Rays an 8–7 victory. He became the first player since Kirk Gibson in 1988 to have a walk-off hit with two outs with his team trailing in the World Series.
The most notable thing about the player who just walked off one of the greatest games in World Series is his genuinely unique laugh. When he laughs, one eye closes, his mouth is pulled wide open, and he looks like he's gasping for oxygen. "If you see me like that," Phillips said at the time, "don't worry. I'm really not having a seizure."
He's quite the dancer.
He spent the American League Championship Series 'coaching.'
He's a big video game player.
Phillips certainly doesn't avoid the spotlight. Perhaps when his career is over, we'll see him make the move to another position in front of the camera. He was pretty at ease doing a "Wayne's World" sketch with Hader in 2017.
He used to shoot hoops with "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
If he had to be one type of machine instead of a person, he'd probably be an airplane.