R. C. Stevens

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R C Stevens
First baseman
Born: (1934-07-22)July 22, 1934
Moultrie, Georgia
Died: November 30, 2010(2010-11-30) (aged 76)
Davenport, Iowa
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 15, 1958, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
June 10, 1961, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .210
Home runs 8
Hits 34
Teams

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.

Stevens had a lifetime batting average of .210, with eight home runs, 21 RBI, a slugging percentage of .395 in 210 at bats and scored 21 runs in 104 games.

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