John Stephenson (baseball)

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John Stephenson
Catcher
Born: (1941-04-13) April 13, 1941 (age 78)
South Portsmouth, Kentucky
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1964, for the New York Mets
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1973, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Batting average.216
Home runs12
Runs batted in93
Teams

John Herman Stephenson (born April 13, 1941) is a retired American professional baseball player who was a catcher in the Major Leagues from 1964 to 1973. He played for the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, and California Angels. On June 21, 1964, while with the Mets, he struck out for the final out of Jim Bunning's perfect game. John holds a degree from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He has gone on to coach extensively in the major and minor leagues as well as college.

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