PADRES’ STOCK ON JACKALS: “THE MOST FUN I’VE HAD PLAYING BASEBALL”

San Diego Padres RHP Robert Stock (New Jersey 2016) was recently profiled in The Athletic.

“Joe Calfapietra, the New Jersey Jackals’ manager, learned in his first phone call with his new acquisition that Stock had a free-agent brother. ‘Does he want to play for us?’ Calfapietra asked. Stock put his hand over the phone. ‘Hey, Robert,’ Richard said, ‘do you want to play for the Jackals?’ ‘Sure,’ Robert replied, out of alternatives.

Aside from the occasional alumni game, the Stock brothers had missed playing with each other at Agoura High. They embarked on their first season as both teammates and batterymates. They made a monthly salary of $1,200, roomed together and played in New Jersey, New York, Ontario and Québec.

‘We had an absolute blast,’ Robert says. ‘That’s the most fun I’ve had playing baseball since I was 12, excluding maybe this year.'”

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