A two-time Major League Baseball All-Star, Mike Lieberthal had a 14-year MLB career, 1994-2007, 13 of those years were with the Philadelphia Phillies, and a final season with the L.A. Dodgers.
Drafted in the first round of the 1990 MLB draft by the Phillies,he enjoyed a career year 1999, batting .310, with 31 home runs and 96 RBIs. That same year he won a Gold Glove Award (defense) with a .997 fielding average. Lieberthal compiled a career batting average of .274, with 150 home runs and 610 runs batted in.
Injuring his leg in 2001 and again in 2002, he was awarded The Sporting News National League 'Comeback Player of the Year', the first catcher to receive the honor. When he left the Phillies in 2006, he was team's all-time catching leader in home runs, RBIs, and games caught (1,138).