April 10, 1934 |
|April 19, 1959, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 7, 1967, for the Kansas City Athletics|
|Earned run average||3.60|
Wesley Gay Stock (born April 10, 1934 in Longview, Washington) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, pitching coach and television commentator. He appeared in 321 games pitched (all but three in relief) between 1959 and 1967 with the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Athletics. Stock threw and batted right-handed; he was listed as 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and 190 pounds (86 kg).
Stock attended Washington State University (then College) where he was initiated into Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He played college baseball for the Cougars from 1954 to 1955. He signed with the Orioles in 1956, and spent 1957–58 performing military service. His initial trial with Baltimore, in April 1959, came after only one season of minor league baseball, in the Class C Northern League.
Over all or parts of nine MLB seasons, Stock won 27 of 40 decisions (a winning percentage of .675), with 365 strikeouts and 22 saves in 517⅓ innings pitched. He allowed 434 hits and 215 bases on balls.
After his final appearance on the mound, Stock became a pitching coach for the Athletics in both Kansas City (1967) and Oakland (1973–76; 1984–86), Milwaukee Brewers (1970–72), and Seattle Mariners (1977–81). He was a coach on the 1975 American League All-Star team and on the 1973–74 World Series champion A's. As minor league pitching coordinator for the New York Mets (1968–69), he helped developed mound talent that would contribute to the Mets' 1969 world championship. In addition to coaching, Stock was one of the Mariners' television broadcasters in 1982 and 1983.
- "Washington State University Baseball Players Who Made It to the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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