John Anton Stuper (born May 9, 1957, in Butler, Pennsylvania) is a college baseball head coach and former pitcher. He attended Point Park University. He was 25 years old when he broke into Major League Baseball on June 1, 1982, for the St. Louis Cardinals. In his debut he pitched 8 innings against the San Francisco Giants but ended with a no-decision as Jack Clark singled in Darrell Evans in the top of the 11th and the Giants beat the Cardinals 4–3 in St. Louis.
On October 19, 1982, Stuper pitched a complete game as the Cardinals defeated the
Milwaukee Brewers, 13-1, in the sixth game of the 1982 World Series to tie the series at three games each. The Cardinals won the seventh game the following day by a score of 6-3. Playing career [edit ]
Stuper was originally drafted by the
Pittsburgh Pirates on June 6, 1978. He was traded on January 25, 1979 to the St. Louis Cardinals for Tommy Sandt before making it to the majors. On September 9, 1984 he was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Cincinnati Reds for Paul Householder. On December 19, 1985 he was traded with Dann Bilardello, Andy McGaffigan, and Jay Tibbs to the Montreal Expos for Bill Gullickson and Sal Butera, but never played a game for the Expos.
Stuper was listed by
Sports Illustrated as among the 10 best performances by a rookie pitcher in the history of post-season play for his Game 6 complete game. [1 ] Statistics [edit ] 162-game averages
In 1983 Stuper finished 9th in the
National League with 8 wild pitches. His lifetime [2 ] batting average was .112 (15/134). Coaching career [edit ] Yale [edit ]
Stuper is currently the head coach for the
Yale Bulldogs baseball team. The 13th Yale head coach, Stuper has led the Elis to three Red Rolfe Division titles and two league championships. His 1993 squad was his best, winning a school-record 33 games, earning an NCAA Regional appearance, and setting numerous school records, including 160 stolen bases in 44 games. He earned 1993 New England Division I Coach of the Year and Northeast Region Division I Coach of the Year honors. His overall record at Yale is 237–261. [1 ] Head coaching records [edit ]
The following is a table of Stuper's yearly records as an
NCAA Division I head baseball coach. [3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Yale Bulldogs ( Ivy League) (1993–present) 1993 Yale 33-11 16-4 1st (Rolfe) Central I Regional 1994 Yale 24-19 14-6 1st (Rolfe) Ivy League Championship Series 1995 Yale 23-20 13-7 1st (Rolfe) Ivy League Championship Series 1996 Yale 24-18 11-9 2nd (Rolfe) 1997 Yale 24-19 16-4 2nd (Rolfe) 1998 Yale 21-21 11-9 2nd (Rolfe) 1999 Yale 16-29 6-14 4th (Rolfe) 2000 Yale 13-31 3-17 4th (Rolfe) 2001 Yale 12-22 6-14 4th (Rolfe) 2002 Yale 12-27 5-15 4th (Rolfe) 2003 Yale 16-24 6-14 4th (Rolfe) 2004 Yale 19-20 11-9 3rd (Rolfe) 2005 Yale 23-17 10-10 3rd (Rolfe) 2006 Yale 26-19 11-9 4th (Rolfe) 2007 Yale 16-27 8-12 3rd (Rolfe) 2008 Yale 20-24-1 9-10-1 2nd (Rolfe) 2009 Yale 13-24 7-13 4th (Rolfe) 2010 Yale 21-22-1 8-12 4th (Rolfe) 2011 Yale 23-19 11-9 2nd (Rolfe) 2012 Yale 13-31 5-15 4th (Rolfe) 2013 Yale 13-25 10-10 2nd (Rolfe) Yale: 405-469-2 197-222-1 Total: 405-469-2 National champion Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion Conference regular season and conference tournament champion Conference division champion See also [edit ] References [edit ] External links [edit ]