Thursday, January 7, 2016

no. 488 - jerry stephenson

Who is the man: Jerry Stephenson spent most of the 1970 season in the minor leagues. He did so well there that he was called up in September and pitched in three games. He didn't do so well with L.A., allowing seven runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Can ya dig it: It's very fortunate that Stephenson has a Dodger card. Those were the only 3 games he pitched in for L.A after being acquired from Milwaukee before the season. He returned to the minors and never pitched in the majors again.

Right on: Final card!

You see that cat Stephenson is a bad mother: I'm half convinced that Stephenson got a card in this set because he put together a terrific minor league season in 1970. He led the league in both wins and earned run average while with Triple A Spokane.

Shut your mouth: When Stephenson was sent down to the minors before the season in 1967 he called Red Sox manager Dick Williams "flaky," and said, "he thinks he's a drill instructor."

No one understands him but his woman: Stephenson was labeled as kind of goofy as a young pitcher for the Red Sox in the mid-1960s. One account had him dying his hair with peroxide and it turning out green. Stephenson's response years later to that story is that it was made up.

(A word about the back): Stephenson is listed here as surrendering 7 runs in 7 innings for an ERA of 9.00. I'm assuming that's some rounding off as baseball-reference says his ERA that year was 9.45 (7 runs in 6 2/3 innings).


  1. Have a small PC of Stephenson as hell was a member of the 67 Sox

  2. He became a pretty good scout for the Dodgers.