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MLB Legend and World Series Champion Looking to Coach Overseas in 2020

Name: Matt Stairs

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DOB: February 27, 1968

Date Available: January 1, 2019

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Throws: R

Positions: Coach

Positions (alt): Coach

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Matthew Wade Stairs (born February 27, 1968) is a Canadian former professional baseball outfielder, first baseman, and designated hitter, who holds the record for most pinch-hit home runs in Major League Baseball (MLB) history with 23. His pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning of Game 4 in the 2008 National League Championship Series off the Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Jonathan Broxton was called “one of the most memorable home runs in Phillies history”.

 

In his career, Stairs played for more teams than any position player in MLB history (12 — technically 13 teams, but 12 franchises, as he played for the Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals); Edwin Jackson holds the record for pitchers and all players at 14.

 

He was the second Canadian-born player ever to hit more than thirty-five home runs in a season, and only the second to hit more than 25 home runs and drive in more than 100 runs in back-to-back seasons. He ranks either first or second in power hitting categories for Canadian major leaguers. Stairs also holds the all-time MLB record of home runs hit as a pinch-hitter with 23. His ability to pinch hit made him a valuable asset to several teams and earned him the nickname “Matt Stairs – Professional Hitter”. Stairs, Larry Walker, Justin Morneau, Jason Bay, and Joey Votto are the only Canadian MLB players to hit at least 200 career home runs. On February 4, 2015, Stairs was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

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Playing Experience

YEARSORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
1992-93 Montreal Expos MLB - NL OF
1995 Boston Red Sox MLB - AL OF/DH
1996-00 Oakland Athletics MLB - AL OF/DH/1B;
2001 Chicago Cubs MLB - NL 1B/OF
2002 Milwaukee Brewers MLB - NL OF
2003 Pittsburgh Pirates MLB - NL OF/1B
2004-06 Kansas City Royals MLB - AL OF/1B/DH
2006 Texas Rangers MLB - AL DH
2006 Detroit Tigers MLB - AL DH
2007-08 Toronto Blue Jays MLB - AL OF/1B
2008-09 Philadelphia Phillies MLB - NL OF
2010 San Diego Padres MLB - NL OF/1B
2011 Washington Nationals MLB - NL DH/1B

Coaching Experience

YEARROLEORGANIZATIONLEAGUE/DIVISIONDETAILS
1995-96 Manager Mayos de Navajoa Mexico Winter League
2006-08 Assistant Coach John Baptist High School Hockey
2009-11 Assistant Coach Bangor High High School Hockey
2012 Head Coach Fredericton Royals Midget AAA
2012-13 Head Coach Fredericton High School High School Hockey
2016-17 Hitting Coach Philadelphia Phillies MLB - NL
2017-18 Hitting Coach San Diego Padres MLB - NL
2013-19 Assistant Coach Fredericton High School High School Hockey

Stats

Pro Batting

Years Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
1992-2011 MLB 1895 5204 770 1366 294 13 265 899 717 1122 30 24 .262 .356 .477

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