Jacob Stallings

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Jacob Daniel Stallings

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jacob Stallings' father, Kevin, has been head basketball coach at Illinois State University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Pittsburgh. His father became head coach of the Pitt Panthers the same year Jacob was called up to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first time, in 2016. He was called up after injuries decimated the catching corps, laying aside starter Francisco Cervelli, backup Chris Stewart and catching prospect Elias Diaz; Stallings joined mid-season pick-up Erik Kratz as the catchers on the Pirates. On September 23rd, he was the last man left on the Pirates' bench in the 11th inning of a game against the Washington Nationals when he came up with a big hit. The Bucs loaded the bases against Yusmeiro Petit when he was called upon to bat for Wade LeBlanc with two outs, and he grounded a pitch into left field for a 6-5 win.

On August 8, 2018, playing for the Indianapolis Indians of the International League, he hit his first triple since 2015 to complete a cycle in the 8th inning. It came just three batters after teammate Kevin Newman had completed his own cycle with a homer, a rare instance of two teammates accomplishing the feat in the same game. The Indians defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 12-5, thanks to the two's performance.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Nicole Auerbach: "Kevin Stallings rises early to enjoy son's MLB debut with Pirates", USA Today Sports, June 21, 2016. [1]

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