John Stephenson

John Herman Stephenson
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180 lbs.
Born: April 13, 1941 in S. Portsmouth, KY
Signed: 1963 by the Mets
Departed: sent to the Chicago Cubs to complete an earlier deal, June 1967; the Mets had traded
Rob Gardner and a player to be named later (Stephenson) to the Cubs for Bob Hendley

 

John is pictured on this 1992 Kahn's card as a Met coach, but he also served the club as a backup catcher at the beginning of a career that touched ten years in the big leagues. His '68 Topps card is shown below.

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BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB     G  AB  R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB SB CS  SO BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
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1964 *METS*  37  57  2   9  0  0  1   2  12  0  0  18  4   1   0  0 .226 .211 .158
1965 *METS*  62 121  9  26  5  0  4  15  43  0  1  19  8   0   2  0 .264 .355 .215
1966 *METS*  63 143 17  28  1  1  1  11  34  0  0  28  8   2   0  0 .248 .238 .196
1967 Chi NL  18  49  3  11  3  1  0   5  16  0  0   6  1   1   1  0 .255 .327 .224
1968 Chi NL   2   2  0   0  0  0  0   0   0  0  0   0  0   0   0  0 .000 .000 .000
1969 S F NL  22  27  2   6  2  0  0   3   8  0  0   4  0   0   1  1 .214 .296 .222
1970 S F NL  23  43  3   3  1  0  0   6   4  0  0   7  2   0   0  1 .109 .093 .070
1971 Cal AL  98 279 24  61 17  0  3  25  87  0  0  21 22   3   2  2 .281 .312 .219
1972 Cal AL  66 146 14  40  3  1  2  17  51  0  0   8 11   4   0  0 .342 .349 .274
1973 Cal AL  60 122  9  30  5  0  1   9  38  0  0   7  7   1   2  0 .292 .311 .246
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METS TOTALS 162 321 28  63  6  1  6  28  89  0  1  65 20   3   2  0 .250 .277 .196
OTHER CLUBS 289 668 55 151 31  2  6  65 204  0  0  53 43   9   6  4 .280 .305 .226
==================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 451 989 83 214 37  3 12  93 293  0  1 118 63  12   8  4 .271 .296 .216

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This is a list of the John Stephenson cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

1968 Topps

1966 Topps #17

1967 Topps #522

1968 Topps #83

1971 O-Pee-Chee #421
1971 Topps #421

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #379

1992 Kahn's Mets #51

1994 Classic Kingsport Mets #27
1994 Fleer/ProCards Kingsport Mets #3841

2000 Multi-Ad Capital City Bombers (Coaching Staff; with Brian Chicklo and Doug Simons)

2001 Minor Miracles (Grandstand) St. Lucie Mets #11

2002 MultiAd Capital City Bombers #28 ("Bombers Coaching Staff")

2015 Topps Originals Buybacks (1966 Topps #17)

Other John Stephenson memorabilia in my collection:

1967 Coca-Cola bottle cap #V26

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