If his fastball were in a race with a car going 82 mph, the fastball would win.
/Stoops gets batter looking on 85 mph, 3-2 fastball on inner half.
Wilson Karaman: Don't see that every day.
Sam Miller: Sergio Romo and Miguel Cabrera?
Wilson Karaman: Yeah, that's literally the deuce you have to have to get away with that.
He did for the night.
In the final week of the Stompers season, Stoops had to return to Pennsylvania for a funeral. We were in a pennant race and looking forward to a championship game, but the easy thing for him to do would have been to fly back east and call it a season. He was, after all, only making $350 a month, less than the flight would cost. He went, and then he came back to finish the season. "I love winning," he explained.