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July 12, 2010

Matt Stairs...Professional Hitter, Part Two

After nearly a month on the disabled list, San Diego Padres pinch hitter (does he even have a natural position anymore?) Matt Stairs made his way back to the dugout just over a week ago.

Wednesday night…he tied history.

With a ninth inning home run off Washington closer Matt Capps, Stairs tied Cliff Johnson with his 20th pinch hit home run.

"Personally, being a pinch-hitter most of your career, that's what is tops," Stairs said following the milestone.

Earlier this season, the 18-year veteran became the first position player (and third player overall) to suit up for 12 teams. In May, he tied journeyman Todd Zeile by being the only players in Major League history to go deep for eleven different ball clubs.

So what’s left for Stairs to accomplish?

Two things if you ask me…he needs to suit up for team number 13 and surpass Johnson and become the all-time leader in home runs as a pinch hitter.

Hop in the Delorean and check out last month's Matt Stairs...Professional Hitter.

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