Ray Stephens

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Ray Stephens
Born: (1962-09-22) September 22, 1962 (age 54)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 20, 1990, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1992, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Batting average .171
Home runs 1
Career highlights and awards
  • First Major League hit was a home run

Carl Ray Stephens, Jr. is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers between 1990 and 1992.

Born on September 22, 1962 in Houston, Texas, Stephens attended Bradley Central High School in Cleveland, Tennessee. He attended Troy State University and Middle Georgia College. He threw and batted right-handed, was 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighed 190 pounds.

Drafted by the Cardinals in the 6th round of the 1985 amateur draft, Stephens was not a very successful minor leaguer when it came to hitting-he had a career minor league average of .238-and in 1988 with Louisville, he batted only .189 in 115 games.

Nevertheless, on September 20, 1990 at the age of 27, Stephens made his Major League debut. Even though he went 1 for 3 in his Major League debut with his first Major League hit being a home run, his career never quite panned out-he hit only .133 in his rookie year (his second of two hits that season was a double, though). His career average ended up being .171.

In the field, he made zero errors over the course of his career for a 1.000 fielding percentage.

Stephens played his final professional game on October 3, 1992 at the age of 29.

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  • He earned $100,000 in 1990 and $179,000 in 1992.
  • In 1990 and 1991, he wore the number 54. In 1992, he wore 24.
  • He currently resides in Charleston, Tennessee.

He currently volunteers as a coach for his alma mater, Bradley Central High School

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