June 30, 1921|
|Died: September 20, 2001
|September 19, 1943, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 11, 1947, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||4|
Joseph Chester Stephenson (June 30, 1921 – September 20, 2001) was a catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Giants (1943), Chicago Cubs (1944) and Chicago White Sox (1947). Stephenson batted and threw right-handed. He was the father of Jerry Stephenson.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, and an alumnus of Michigan State University and Western Michigan University, Stephenson caught in part of three seasons in the 1940s. He posted a .179 batting average (12-for-67) with eight runs and four RBI in 29 games played.
Following his retirement, Stephenson gained most of his fame as a scout for the Boston Red Sox based in Orange County, California, signing future All-Stars Rick Burleson, Dwight Evans, Bill Lee and Fred Lynn, while working exclusively for the organization.