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OKC RedHawks: Q&A with PCL All-Star Jason Stoffel

Stoffel, a 24-year-old right-hander, was one of two RedHawks selected to the Pacific Coast League All-Star Game. The University of Arizona product was traded two years ago to the Astros in a deal that sent Jeff Keppinger to San Francisco.
by Michael Baldwin Published: July 29, 2013

What are your favorite stadiums you've pitched in?

“I really like Springfield a lot. Corpus Christi is awesome. Those are my top two. They have great fans and great stadiums.”

You're a military history buff? When did that begin to interest you?

“When I was in third grade I remember checking out the same book and rereading it over and over. It was World War II history. I fell in love with it. It's pretty much everything on wars. I like it all. I like planes and aircraft carriers a lot. I just enjoy reading.”

What was your favorite memory at the University of Arizona?

“When we won the regional at Michigan we dogpiled there. That was a lot of fun. We went to Miami for the Super Regional and couldn't quite pull it out, but it was a great group of guys.”

Who is the toughest hitter you've ever faced?

“In college. Brett Wallace (at Arizona State) was the toughest hitter I've ever seen. If I stayed in the same organization with him the rest of my career I'd be happy.”

Since you and Wallace were teammates this season did you inform him of that fact?

“Yeah, I did. He laughed. He said, ‘I wish I was hitting like that now.' He was struggling at the time. Now he's hitting the crap out of the ball like he used to.”

by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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