Gene Stephens

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Gene Stephens
Born: (1933-01-20)January 20, 1933
Hiwasse, Arkansas
Died: April 27, 2019(2019-04-27) (aged 86)
Granbury, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1952, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1964, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.240
Home runs37
Runs batted in207

Glen Eugene Stephens (January 20, 1933 – April 27, 2019) was an American professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1952 to 1964 for the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Athletics, and Chicago White Sox. He also played one season in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Chunichi Dragons (1966).


In 12 seasons, he played in 964 Games and had 1,913 At Bats, 283 Runs, 460 Hits, 78 Doubles, 15 Triples, 37 Home Runs, 207 RBI, 27 Stolen Bases, 233 Walks, .240 Batting Average, .325 On-base percentage, .355 Slugging Percentage, 679 Total Bases and 17 Sacrifice Hits.

On June 18, 1953, Stephens became the first Major Leaguer in the modern era (since 1900) to have three hits in a single inning. The record was matched by Johnny Damon on 27 June 2003,[1] who coincidentally accomplished this feat as a Red Sox as well.

Stephens died April 27, 2019.[2]


  1. ^ "Game Hits Records". Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  2. ^ Glenn Stephens Obituary