Scrap Iron Bob Stinson Throwing Out Today’s First Pitch

As part of the on-going celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Seattle Mariners Baseball, former catcher Bob Stinson (better known around these parts as Scrap Iron) will throw out today’s ceremonial first pitch prior to the Father’s Day game vs. the San Francisco Giants (1:10 pm).

Stinson carved out a 12-year Major League career as a catcher, including four seasons with the Mariners from 1977-1980. Stinson was selected by the Mariners in the expansion draft, and was the starting catcher in the Mariners inaugural game April 6, 1977 vs. the Angels.

In 652 Major League games with the Mariners, Royals, Dodgers, Expos, Cardinals and Astros, Stinson recorded408 hits in 1634 at-bats for a .250 batting average, with 33 home runs and 180 RBI.

Scrap Iron Bob Stinson was the Opening Day catcher in the Mariners inaugural game in 1977.

- JE

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