R. C. Stevens
|R C Stevens|
July 22, 1934|
|Died: November 30, 2010
|April 15, 1958, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 10, 1961, for the Washington Senators|
R C Stevens (July 22, 1934 – November 30, 2010) was a Major League Baseball first baseman. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates before the 1952 season and traded to the Washington Senators on December 16, 1960. He played for the Pirates from 1958 to 1960, and for the Washington Senators in 1961. He threw left-handed, batted right-handed, stood 6 feet, 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighed 219 pounds (99.3 kg).
Stevens was the first player to appear as a pinch hitter in modern Washington Senators history. On April 10, 1961, in the bottom of the ninth inning, he came into the game to bat for catcher Pete Daley against relief pitcher Frank Baumann. He hit a grounder to third, which advanced baserunner Jim Mahoney from first to second. The next batter made the third out, and the Washington Senators lost to the Chicago White Sox, 4-3.