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Franklin Stubbs

Franklin Stubbs
First baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1960-10-21) October 21, 1960
Scotland County, North Carolina
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 28, 1984 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1995 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Batting average .232
Home runs 104
Runs batted in 348
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Franklin Lee Stubbs (born October 21, 1960, in Scotland County, North Carolina) is a former Major League Baseball player from 1984 to 1995. Stubbs played on four major league teams in that time. His best season came in 1990 with the Houston Astros. Stubbs entered coaching after retiring as a player.

Contents

  • Career 1
    • Los Angeles Dodgers 1.1
    • Houston Astros 1.2
    • Milwaukee Brewers 1.3
    • Boston Red Sox 1.4
    • Mexican League 1.5
    • Detroit Tigers 1.6
    • Coaching 1.7
  • External links 2

Career

Los Angeles Dodgers

Stubbs was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round of the 1982 MLB Draft out of Virginia Tech. He played with the Albuquerque Dukes in the Pacific Coast League from 1983-1985.

Stubbs made his Major League debut as the starting first baseman for the Dodgers on April 28, 1984, against the San Diego Padres. He was 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts in his debut. His first hit was a triple off Kent Tekulve of the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 5 and his first home run was off Charles Hudson of the Philadelphia Phillies on May 14.

Playing for the Dodgers in 1987, Stubbs had 885 total chances and made only 5 errors for a .994 fielding percentage, leading the National League. Stubbs was a member of the Dodgers team that won the 1988 World Series. He batted .294 with 2 doubles in the World Series.

He played with the Dodgers through 1989, hitting .227 with 59 home runs and 178 RBI in 542 games.

Houston Astros

Stubbs was traded on April 1, 1990, to the Houston Astros for 26-year-old rookie Terry Wells. The trade was made after Stubbs had spent the entire prior season as a backup, having lost his starting role to Eddie Murray. He had a career year as the Astros first baseman in 1990 with 23 home runs and 71 runs batted in.

Milwaukee Brewers

He signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Brewers before the 1991 season. In 2 seasons in Milwaukee he hit .220 in 195 games.

Boston Red Sox

He signed as a free agent with the Montreal Expos on February 22, 1993 but was released at the end of spring training on March 29. He then signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on May 11. He spent the 1993 season in AAA with the Pawtucket Red Sox, hitting .237 in 94 games.

Mexican League

He spent the 1994 season in the Mexican League with the Leones de Yucatán and Charros de Jalisco.

Detroit Tigers

He signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers on December 20, 1994 and made the Major League roster as a reserve outfielder and pinch hitter. In 62 games, he hit .250 for the Tigers. He retired as a player following the season.

Coaching

Stubbs joined the Danville Braves in 1997 and the Danville 97s in 1998. He was the Braves minor league hitting coordinator from 1999-2002. After two more seasons as a roving hitting instructor for the Braves he returned to the dugout as a coach for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from 2005-06 and the Mississippi Braves from 2007-08.

Stubbs left the Braves organization in 2009 to become the hitting coach for the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2011-12 and became the hitting coach for the Albuquerque Isotopes, the Triple-A affiliate of the Dodgers in 2013.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Virginia Tech Hall of Fame
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