View Full Version : The pathetic story of Sammy Stewart

10-25-2006, 11:31 AM
I have read many stories of ex major leaguers going down the tubes after they retire but this story tops anything I have seen.

Stewart who always wore No.53, and compiled a 59-48 record, 3.59 ERA, and 45 saves, now has a new number: 0390745. His records now are kept by the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
"It's a long way from 53 isn't it?" he mused.
He's been arrested 26 times since 1989 and charged with 43 crimes. He has been to prison six times. Saturday he turns 52. He's amazed he's still alive after smoking crack "tens of thousands of times."


Dick Allen
10-25-2006, 12:44 PM
Geez, I remember this guy was a pretty tough pitcher against the Sox.