Chris Stynes

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Chris Stynes
Third baseman / Second baseman / Left fielder
Born: (1973-01-19) January 19, 1973 (age 44)
Queens, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 19, 1995, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
July 30, 2004, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average .275
Home runs 51
Runs batted in 265

Christopher Desmond Stynes (born January 19, 1973) is a former Major League Baseball utility player.[1]

Early life[edit]

Christopher Desmond Stynes was born in Queens, New York and attended Boca Raton Community High School in Florida.[2] He attended Florida Atlantic University.[3]

His grandfather was Joe Stynes, who played Irish Rules football; Jim Stynes, his cousin, played for the Australian Rules Football League in Melbourne.[4]


Among the Minor League Baseball teams that he played for was the Knoxville Smokies (now the Tennessee Smokies).[5][6]

He played in the majors from 1995-2004 for the Kansas City Royals,[1] Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Baltimore Orioles.[1]

Noted for his base-running speed, he managed to steal 3 consecutive bases in a single inning (second, third and then home-plate) while a member of the Kansas City Royals on May 12, 1996, during an 8-5 win against the Seattle Mariners.[7] He is the last American League player to accomplish this feat. [8]


  1. ^ a b c Pete Palmer; Gary Gillette; Stuart Shea. The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing Company; 1 February 2006. ISBN 978-1-4027-3625-4. p. 680.
  2. ^ "Chris Stynes Trades and Transactions by Baseball Almanac". Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Chris Stynes Stats - ESPN". 1995-05-19. Retrieved 2014-03-04. 
  4. ^ Bechtel, Mark (29 April 1998). "Spotlight: Getting His Irish Up: Leftfielder Chris Stynes has become the Reds' red-hot spark plug". CNN/SI. Retrieved 2014-03-04. his grandfather, Joe Stynes, played Irish Rules football 
  5. ^ Robes Patton. "Halfway There." Sun-Sentinel. July 24, 1994. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Chris Stynes Minor League Statistics & History". 1973-01-19. Retrieved 2014-04-04. 
  7. ^ "Retrosheet Boxscore Seattle Mariners 8, Kansas City Royals 5". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  8. ^ "Stealing Home Base Records". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 

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