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Matt Stairs


Enters his first season with the Padres organization as hitting coach after serving in the same role for the Philadelphia Phillies during the 2017 season...Was a guest spring training instructor for the Phillies in 2016.


Played parts of 19 seasons in the major leagues with 12 different franchises, including the Padres in 2010...Originally signed by the Montreal Expos as an amateur free agent in 1989 and batted .262 with 294 doubles, 13 triples, 265 home runs, 899 RBI, 717 walks and 770 runs in 1,895 career Major League games between the Expos (1992-93), Boston Red Sox (1995), Oakland Athletics (1996-2000), Chicago Cubs (2001), Milwaukee Brewers (2002), Pittsburgh Pirates (2003), Kansas City Royals (2004-2006), Texas Rangers (2006), Detroit Tigers (2006), Toronto Blue Jays (2007-08), Phillies (2008-09), Padres (2010) and Washington Nationals (2011)...Won the World Series with the Phillies in 2008 and the National League pennant in 2009...hit the game-winning, pinch-hit two-run homer off Jonathan Broxton in Game 4 of the 2008 NLCS at Dodger Stadium...Is MLB's all-time leader in pinch home runs (23) and ranks second in MLB history in home runs by a Canadian-born player (265), trailing only Larry Walker (383)...Slugged five pinch home runs for the Phillies in 2009, tying a single-season franchise record (Gene Freese - 1959)...Played 60 games for the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central League in 1993...Hit for the cycle for Harrisburg (AA), 8/23/91 vs New Britain, finishing the feat with a bunt single...Named MVP of the Eastern League in 1991 after leading the league in AVG (.333), hits (168), SLG % (.509) and total bases (257).


Full name is Matthew Wade Stairs ...he and his wife, Lisa, have three daughters: Chandler, Nicole and Alicia...1988 graduate of Fredericton High School (New Brunswick)...played for the Canadian Olympic team following graduation... also played for Team Canada at the World Championships in Italy in 1987 and during the World Baseball Classic in 2006 & 2009...inducted into the New Brunswick Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015...following his playing career, was an in-studio analyst for the New England Sports Network (NESN) and co-hosted programming on MLB Network Radio on Sirius/XM...spent three seasons (2014-16) with CSN Philly as a color analyst for Phillies TV broadcasts.