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Stan Jefferson
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 285 of 1043 players
Stanley Jefferson
Born: December 4, 1962 at New York, N.Y.
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 5.11 Weight: 175

Stan Jefferson was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on December 24, 2004, March 4, 2007, March 5, 2007, March 6, 2007, and July 18, 2010.


First Mets game: September 7, 1986
Last Mets game: October 5, 1986

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Bob Murphy
Stan is now a New York City Police Officer.

Every year they described Stan Jefferson and Shawn Abner as "Can't Miss." Guess what? They missed.

June 4, 2001
yet another minor league "stud" a la terry blocker who absolutely flailed and had not one iota of major league talent.

Carlos Sosa
December 24, 2001
Although I never came close to possessing major-league ability, I played with Stan Jefferson in the Bronx during the 70s. We both were fortunate to play for Burt Beagle and Bill Brown, whose PelPark teams dominated the Bronx sandlots. If I can remember the legends correctly, we followed in the footsteps of Carew, Singleton, and many other who pursued a path outta da Bronx thru baseball. I took pride in his accomplishments and since he was a local product, I rooted for him to succeed. I remember following Stanley's career closely, hoping he'd make the grade to earn a regular MLB job. Stanley was a respectful individual and I particularly remember how proud his father was of him. Co-op city couldn't have produced a finer athelete. I hope he is well.

June 12, 2004
Thanks for your kind words about Stanley. As his cousin, I am extremely proud of him both on and off the field. He is doing VERY well and I'll make sure to share your comments with him.

July 19, 2004
Any man who becomes a New York police officer gets my respect.

I must say, he's got to be unique...maybe the only former major leaguer who became a member of New York's Finest. That takes a lot of courage. I hope he's doing okay.

Danny Baseball
November 18, 2004
Does Stan still live in Co-Op city? I too played for the Bronx Angels back in 1999, way after Stan's time. But it's always cool to see a guy who played for your team who made it. If you are reading this Stan, good luck in all your endeavours.

March 16, 2005
Stan is doing great. He is still living in New York City and he loves his job. Although he loved playing baseball his true love is working with people. I am so happy people still love and remember him.

May 18, 2005
Can't see how he can be called a miss. He didn't pan out the way we hoped, that's all. He's not the first and won't be the last. Keith Hernandez said he homered for the Mets in the game after they clinched in '86. That's a local kid making good! Now I understand he's one of the New York Finest! Again, a local kid makes good! Thank you Stan, good look in life!

May 18, 2005
Stan is doing good and loves being a police officer. Thanks for remembering him and his career.

Mike Daniels
December 20, 2006
I hope Stan reads this. I lived in Co-Op City with him. We were on Little League together and his dad was the coach. The one thing I will always remember is that no matter what was going on outside Stan would be hitting baseballs, sliding into makeshift bases and truly living the dream. To this day I tell my kids that I knew Stan Jefferson who made it!!! I hope he is still as proud of his accomplishments as I am for him.

Hey Stan, remember we went to Korvettes to buy your first set of golf clubs and played horribly at Moshulu Golf Course?

Anyway just thinking of you and telling my 14-year-old son that you were a real champ. Hope all is well. Your efforts will never be forgotten. PS I hear you're still doing the hero thing as NY's Finest. Best of luck.

March 5, 2007
Wow, like myself, I guess a lot of people in the N.Y. area read of how Stan has fallen on tough times! Stan, don't give up! Don't give in! Keep fighting and find the help you need to move on! We are all behind you! Good luck!

David Andino
August 14, 2007

My name is David Andino. I played with and against Stan during our Little League and High School Years. Stan recruited me to Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach, FL. We was good friends. I haven't heard anything about him in years and when I searched for him on-line, I run into the Daily News Article.... I am stunned!!!

I am currently in Law Enforcement for the US Department of Justice and I will be attempting to stop and see him. We clicked very well. When I was in the Navy and Stationed in Norfolk, VA. I got a chance to see him and Mookie Wilson play for Tidewater.

Stan was a complete player. Very fast. I wish him well and hope his family can contact me so I get to see him. I have a ton of photos of us and the gang when we played in Little League, High School and College.

Mike A
November 21, 2007
I saw Stan Jefferson play as a late call-up in his only season, 1986. It was a Saturday night game during mid-September against the Phils, can't remember the exact date. The game was a slugfest and the Mets won in late innings. Sitting in the Lode section by the right field foul pole, two home runs landed near where my father and I sat. One shot was by Von Hayes of the Phils (he just killed Mets pitching in 85 & 86!) and landed about 12 feet from us. The other one was by Jefferson, the bullet landed only 6 feet over and two rows higher. I think it was his only home run, I may be wrong...I thought he would be hitting many more of them, if not as a Met, then as a Padre.

Bob P
December 6, 2007

That game was played Saturday, September 20, 1986 (a few days after the Mets had clinched the East). The game was tied 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth when the Mets scored five runs, the last two coming on Jefferson's first major league home run. The Mets added one more in the eighth and then the Phils scored two in the ninth. The final was 9-5, Mets.

Mets catcher John Gibbons also had his first (and only) major league home run in that game.

Rich Pulin
April 3, 2008
With this Roger Clemens steroid issue coming to the forefront, it refreshed a very bad old memory of what a brutal unforgiving guy Roger really is. This dates back to a ballgame in 1989 in Cleveland. It was the Indians vs the Red Sox. Clemens was on the mound. The lead-off batter was Stan Jefferson, and I believe it was the first pitch that Clemens threw Jefferson, was a direct-hit 95 mph fastball that hit him in the head. I can still hear the crack of the ball hitting Stan's head. He was removed from the game, and lucky that he survived. I never heard from or about Stan after that. I understand he retired in 91 and became a NYPD cop that just happened to be stationed at the Trade Center on 9-11. Apparently Stan has suffered health problems from that fateful day. Poor guy! That's twice, that I know of, that he was at the wrong spot at the wrong time; once with Clemens, and the second, the terrorists!

January 4, 2010
I just read the story of Stan Jefferson. (Google him and read the NY Daily News Story from 2007.) Very sad, I am really praying for this true hero to get his life back on track.

There is some degree of irony here. In the days just after 9/11, the Mets, as well as the Yankees, were really in the forefront of the relief effort. To their credit Franco, Piazza et al were front and center as were Jeter and O'Neill from the Yanks. Yet while Franco passed out supplies, Stan Jefferson, teammate of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, was at Ground Zero listening for beeping empty oxygen tanks, breathing in WTC dust and picking up remains, often scraping them from the inanimate objects into which they melded. Would anyone be the same? Many of us weren't.

Again to their eternal credit both the Mets and Yanks were very much involved in both the relief efforts as well as the recovery; so here is a suggestion...Why not honor an ex-Met and ex-Yankee who was a true hero that day? Why not Stan Jefferson Day at both Yankee Stadium and Citi Field to show that baseball does honor the true heroes in its midst. (And maybe we could give the poor guy a job as well...)

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