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Friars on Base Feb 27, 2015

Padres Birthday Spotlight: Matt Stairs

Happy 47th birthday to the journeyman pinch-hit specialist, Matt Stairs. He was born in New Brunswick, Canada and he was drafted by the Montreal Expos of his native land. His debut came 3 years later with Montreal. He played 19 seasons with 12 different teams. Stairs played for six National League teams and six American League […] Padres Birthday Spotlight: Matt Stairs - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Feb 27, 2015

12 Matt Stairs facts you oughta know

Beloved everyman Matt Stairs turns 47 today. In honor of his birthday, here are 16 facts you should know about our ever-quotable, beer-swilling international hero: 1. Why 12? Because he wore that number with over half of the teams he played for: the Athletics, Brewers, Pirates, Royals, Rangers, Phillies, and Nationals. He also wore 3, 11, 16, 24 (with three teams), 25 (two teams), 30, 35, and 59. 2. While Stairs didn't homer as a member of the Expos or Nationals he did hit at least one as a member of all the aforementioned teams, along with the Red Sox, Cubs, Tigers, and Blue Jays. If you...
New York Post Feb 26, 2015

Mets, Collins glad to have this late-game secret weapon

PORT ST. LUCIE — The key to being a good pinch hitter, Matt Stairs said Wednesday, is to embrace the role. “I did not want to play every day,” Stairs,...
Bless You Boys Feb 6, 2015

Short-term Tiger Matt Stairs gets lifelong honor, will be inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Matt Stairs made a short contribution to the Detroit Tigers, but he made a lifetime mark in the world of Canadian baseball. Unfortunately Stairs' days in Detroit are best remembered on one agonizing day. Three beer cans and a florescent green softball. That's the welcome Matt Stairs received on the chair in front of his locker in September of 2006 according to a Jason Beck article at MLB.com. Tigers 3B Brandon Inge was happy to have Stairs aboard for the final stretch of the surprising Tigers renaissance season. Given Stairs' rotund appearance, it seemed like a fun "welcome aboard". Stairs...
Athletics Nation Feb 4, 2015

Grant Balfour & Matt Stairs to be inducted into Australian and Canadian baseball halls of fame

Balfour's "inevitable" induction was pushed up to ensure his father could attend the ceremony before passing away. Oakland gave Stairs his first chance to make it in the big leagues at the age of 28. Former Athletics Grant Balfour and Matt Stairs will each be inducted into the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, respectively. Balfour induction to Australian hall accelerated due to ailing father Baseball Australia, that nation's governing body for baseball, will induct reliever Grant Balfour into the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame ahead of its ordinary...

Matt Stairs elected to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Matt Stairs was elected Wednesday to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.

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