Monday, August 18, 2014

Dernell Stenson

Today was just a one-card mailday.
1.  1999 Bowman Chrome Gold Dernell Stenson.  Stenson is a tragic story.  He rocketed through the minor leagues with the Red Sox and then stalled in Triple A for four seasons.  I don't know why.  He was hitting, but it seemed he was constantly blocked.  Eventually he left as a minor league free agent and joined the Reds organization where he finally made his Major League debut in 2003.  He played in the Arizona Fall League after the season, unfortunately that is where his career, and life, ended.  Stenson was murdered for reasons that are still unclear.  He was bound, shot in the head and chest, and run over with his own car.  Four individuals were arrested and three were convicted.  A sad tale for a gifted young player.

1 comment:

  1. I remember hearing about this on the radio while driving to work. Very sad.