case 'Jesse Baker':
One of the top prep baseball players to come out of Stadium High School, Kevin Stock was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the seventh round of the 1982 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
Stock was born in Auburn on January 12, 1964 and excelled on the
baseball diamond as a third baseman and pitcher in high school. He
earned various league honors as a three-year letter winner for
Stadium before graduating in 1982 and heading to the minor leagues.
Stock played three years in the Texas Rangers’ minor league system and one year with the Oakland Athletics’ minor league affiliate in Modesto. There he roomed with Mark McGwire and was voted to the California League All-Star team as the starting second baseman in 1985. He batted .285 with eight home runs and 65 runs batted in from the two-hole in the lineup that season.
Throughout his playing days, Stock also played on various Tacoma summer league teams. The most successful team was the 1980 Tacoma Longshoremen coached by Joe Stortini, as the team posted a perfect 32-0 record.Stock literally came from good “Stock”. His Dad, Wes, pitched for eight years in the major leagues starting with the Baltimore Orioles and later with the Kansas City Athletics and older brother, Jeff, played professional soccer for the Seattle Sounders and Tacoma Stars. Kevin lives in Tacoma and works for Pierce County as the Clerk of the Superior Court.
Stock-Kevin and Jeff with Al Kaline
Stock-Kevin and Jeff with Brooks Robinson