Mike Stubbins

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James Michael Stubbins

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Biographical Information[edit]

After graduating high school in 1959, Mike Stubbins signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He would play seven years in their minor leagues, including three at AAA. Mike broke in with the Reno Silver Sox and Great Falls Electrics in 1960 (.204, 0 HR, 19 RBI for Reno, .286/2/12 for Great Falls). In 1961, he only managed a .225/2/23 line with the Kokomo Dodgers. The next year, Stubbins returned to Reno and hit .240 with 0 homers and 7 RBI.

Stubbins did not play professional baseball from 1963-65.

In 1966, Mike returned to the diamond and hit .242/~.300/.277 with the Albuquerque Dodgers, playing in AA after his three years off and having never made that level before. In '67, Stubbins was with the AAA Spokane Indians, producing at a .206/~.282/.224 rate in 64 games. The 1968 season found him back in Spokane, where he had a career year (.294/~.342/.324) but only appeared in 25 contests. Mike concluded his playing career in 1969 with the Hawaii Islanders (.231/~.310/.231 in 9 games) and the El Paso Sun Kings (.182/~.217/.227 in 7 games) in the California Angels chain.

He then became a minor league manager. The Quad Cities Angels went 68-53 in 1970 under his guidance, finishing second in the Midwest League and losing in the finals of the playoffs. The next year, they won the MWL playoffs after a 68-56, 4th-place regular season. In 1972, he managed the Stockton Ports and they were 52-85, 7th in the California League.

Stubbins later became a hitting coach and made a video on batting.

Sources include 1967-1970 Baseball Guides, Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database