Bob Stinson (baseball)
Born: October 11, 1945|
Elkin, North Carolina
|September 23, 1969 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
Last MLB appearance
|August 1, 1980 for the Seattle Mariners|
Gorrell Robert Stinson III (born October 11, 1945 in Elkin, North Carolina) is a former switch-hitting catcher in Major League Baseball from 1969-1980. Stinson played for six major league franchises, most notably the Seattle Mariners.
Stinson was selected in the Major League Baseball Draft by both the Kansas City Athletics and Washington Senators but did not sign with either club. He was then taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 7, 1966, as the 15th overall selection in the secondary phase of the draft.
Stinson broke into the Majors on September 23, 1969 with the Dodgers, at the age of 23. In
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A journeyman, Stinson moved on to the Houston Astros, spending the
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Stinson logged his best overall season in 1978, establishing career highs in games played, at-bats, hits, doubles, home runs, and RBI. In 124 games for Seattle that season, he batted .258 with 11 homers and drove in 55 runs. He also had a .346 on-base percentage and a slugging average of .404.
Yet with the March
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Stinson tasted his only postseason action with Kansas City in
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In 652 major league games, Stinson had 408 hits in 1634 at-bats for a .250 batting average, with 33 home runs and 180 RBI.