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The Kevin Stocker Apprecation Thread

Kevin Stocker

Career w/Phillies: .261 AVG / 14 HR / 172 RBI / 30 SB

The Phillies weren’t happy with Juan Bell as their everyday shortstop in 1993, so they ditched him for a young kid with a hot bat and fine glove. Kevin Stocker played his heart out in that ’93 season, helping the Phillies win the National League. After that season, he remained a great shortstop, hitting .254 in 1996 with five homers and 41 RBI. He finished top 10 in hit by pitch twice in his career. Though all that is great, his true worth comes with his leadership. Off the field, he owns an Emerald City Smoothie franchise in Washington. That he could pick off runners from deep shortstop and then keep the state of Washington healthy through delicious fruity concoctions just shows his versatility. Though his career ended too short, he is truly one of the Phillies greatest players, and absolutely the second-greatest shortstop in franchise history.

Comment: Not a member of the 100 Greatest Phillies. Made you look, though.

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