From 1971-1979, Anderson spent nine seasons roaming major league outfields, hitting .246 with 28 home runs during his career. He was drafted in the first round by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1969 and came up with the big club in 1971. He played in 87 games for Philadelphia in 1973, hitting .254 with a career-high nine home runs. His production earned him a starting job for the next two seasons. However, his average remained the same and his power faded, so the Phillies eventually dealt him to the St. Louis Cardinals. Anderson was a reserve for the Redbirds for a couple years, then bounced to the Baltimore Orioles and back to the Phillies in 1979, which would be his last year of big-league action. He remained with Philadelphia’s AAA team for two seasons before retiring in 1981.
The Phillies got Ron Reed back from the Cardinals for Anderson. We featured Reed in February of this year.
Mike Anderson – career stats