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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Al Stacey had big game for Geneva in 1989; Saw two pro seasons

Al Stacey had a big night for the Geneva Cubs in this August 1989 contest, The Elmira Star-Gazette wrote.

Stacey, the team's designated hitter, knocked four hits and scored twice in the 3-1 win, The Star-Gazette wrote.

Stacey had that game in his first season as a pro. He went on to play in just one more. He played both campaigns at short-season.

Stacey's career began that year in 1989, taken by the Cubs in the 31st round of the previous year's draft out of Cleveland State.

Stacey started with the Cubs at short-season Geneva. He got into 71 games and hit .248. He knocked in a run on a sacrifice fly in a June game.

He moved to co-op Erie for 1990. He saw 47 games that year and hit .309. That season marked his last as a pro.

Stacey later spent time as a high school coach and, in 2022, he was one of several coaches to participate in a coaching clinic in Elyria, west of Cleveland.

Al Stacey 1990 Erie Sailors card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,231
Made the Majors:1,385-32.7%
Never Made Majors:2,846-67.3%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:562
10+ Seasons in the Minors:345

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