Born: March 10, 1972|
Easley, South Carolina
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|May 3, 1997 for the Florida Marlins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 19, 2000 for the Boston Red Sox|
|Earned run average||5.43|
|Career highlights and awards|
Robert Wayne Stanifer (born March 10, 1972 in Easley, South Carolina) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played between 1997 and 2000 for the Florida Marlins (1997–98) and Boston Red Sox (2000). He also pitched one season for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan in (2002). Listed at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 205 lb., he batted and threw right-handed.
Stanifer was selected by the Marlins in the 1994 draft out of the Anderson College. He spent 12 years in professional baseball, playing for four different major league organizations during 11 seasons (1994–2001, 2003–2004) and one season with the 2002 Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japan's Central League.
In 82 relief appearances for the Marlins and Red Sox, Stanifer posted a 3–6 record with a 5.43 ERA and two saves, giving up 75 runs (11 unearned) on 119 hits and 42 walks while striking out 61 in 106.0 innings. In 358 minor league appearances, he went 44–35 with a 3.73 ERA and 42 saves, including 184 walks, 494 strikeouts, and 639⅔ innings of work.
Currently, Stanifer is the head varsity baseball coach for Northeast High School located in St. Petersburg, Florida
Stanifer also was a member of the Florida Marlins 1997 World Series Champions. He currently resides in Largo, Florida, with two young daughters. He is also now a member of the Anderson University Hall of Fame.
- Career statistics and player information from The Baseball Cube
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