Reuben Stephenson

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Reuben Crandol Stephenson

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11½", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Reuben Stephenson, known to other ballplayers as "Steve", played major league ball for a week when Ed Delahanty was injured. Steve hit .270 for manager Harry Wright, playing in the outfield alongside Sam Thompson and Billy Hamilton.

Stephenson is the subject of a SABR biography. Although he played only the one week in the majors, he played semi-pro and minor league ball for 15 years. He worked for a number of firms connected with the pottery industry, and in later life was with a shipbuilding company, an auto factory and a state highway department.

As a deaf player, he was often listed under the derogatory nickname "Dummy" Stephenson

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