Mike Mitchell Goliat (November 5, 1921 – January 13, 2004) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1949–51) and St. Louis Browns (1951–52). He batted and threw right-handed.
A native of Yatesboro, Pennsylvania, Goliat was the starting second baseman for the Phillies "Whiz Kids" team which won the 1950 National League pennant. In that season, Goliat batted .234, with 13 home runs, 64 runs batted in, 49 runs scored, 113 hits, 13 doubles and 6 triples in 145 games played; it was his only season as a regular starting player. In the World Series loss to the New York Yankees, he hit .214 with one RBI in 14 at-bats. Goliat finished his major league career with a batting average of .225, 20 HRs and 99 RBI.
He played in the minor leagues for the Toronto Maple Leafs (1949; 1952–1959), and was the International League MVP in 1956. Goliat holds the franchise career records for games played (1,077), home runs (138), doubles (186), and RBIs (556).
By Dean Hanley
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