Hall of Fame

Phillip Dickens

TYPE Athlete
YEAR INDUCTED 2016

Phillip Dickens played baseball for Lipscomb from 1981-1984, where he compiled arguably the greatest hitting career of any player in Lipscomb baseball history. In 185 games, Phillip's impressive .359 career batting average included 29 doubles, 7 triples, a school record of 66 home runs and 228 RBI, 184 walks, and 226 runs scored. His mammoth home run that landed on top of McQuiddy Gymnasium and traveled 500 feet will remain a feature highlight of Bison baseball history. Phillip was named both First Team NAIA All-American and Team MVP in 1984 and batted .400, drove in 78 runs, hit 21 home runs, and scored 72 runs, propelling Lipscomb to a school single season record of 46-6. That year he also led his team to an NAIA baseball record of 34 consecutive wins. During his career, he led Lipscomb to 169 wins, including three District 24 championships and two Area 5 appearances. In 1981, the year in which the Bisons won a school-record 51 games, Phillip helped guide the team to the NAIA national tournament. Phillip Dickens will always be considered one of Lipscomb's greatest players and hitters, one by which all Bison hitters will be measured.