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Matt Stairs Headed to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

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Former Phillie hero and current broadcaster Matt Stairs is headed to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame with the class of 2015.

He will join two other notable MLB players in Carlos Delgado and Felipe Alou in this year’s class.

We all remember Stairs for his moonshot against the Dodgers in 2008. I’m going to link it because we can never watch that home run enough times. That was his only career postseason home run.

He’s played for 13 MLB teams–counting the Expos and the Nationals as two separate entities–from 1992 to 2011, and has appeared in 1895 MLB games. He hit 265 home runs and finished with a career OPS of .8323–which is good for 238th all time, just above guys like Justin Morneau (.8321) and Ernie Banks (.8296), and just below guys like Pat Burrell (.8338) and Roberto Clemente (.8344).

He appeared in just 115 games for the Phils, and notched seven dingers and 22 RBI in 148 plate appearances. Nowadays, he calls Phillies games alongside Tom McCarthy.

Congrats to Matt–while the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame isn’t quite Cooperstown, it’s still a well deserved honor for one of our most beloved Phillies.

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