April 13, 2010

By: Baseball Canada

Matt StairsOTTAWA – When Matt Stairs stepped up to the plate as a pinch hitter on April 5th for the San Diego Padres in Arizona against the Diamondbacks, it was milestone moment. Even though he flew out to center field in that at-bat, Stairs cemented his name in the record books..

With that one at-bat Stairs tied a major league record for most teams played for in a career. The Padres are his 12th major league team, tying him with Deacon McGuire, Ron Villone and Mike Morgan..

Where the Fredericton, New Brunswick native’s career has taken him can resemble the Johnny Cash classic “I’ve Been Everywhere.” He’s been to Montreal, Boston, Oakland, Chicago (Cubs), Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Texas, Detroit, Toronto, Philadelphia and now San Diego..

His road map speaks to the longevity of his major league career which began back in 1992 with the Montreal Expos. Rea more en cliquant ici.