Position: Second base
First, Middle Names: Stewart Bryan
Date of Birth: Feb. 7, 1966
Current Residence: Charlotte
High School: South Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte
College: University of North Carolina- Charlotte
Bats: R Throws: R Height and Weight: 6.1, 175
Debut Year: 1991 Final Year: 1991 Years Played: 1
Team and Year: Kansas City Royals, 1991
G AB H R RBI HR BA. OBP. SLG. WAR
9 7 1 1 0 0 .143 .333 .143 +0.1
Stu Cole’s baseball career probably didn’t turn out as he had hoped when the Kansas City Royals drafted him out of University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 1987. He didn’t become a big-league star. There were no dives at second base to save a World Series game, no dramatic homers in the ninth to win one, no film clips on ESPN. In fact, his major-league playing days were over almost as soon as they began: one month, one game started, one hit.
Yet, here he is all those years later, a respected elder in the game and a mentor to hundreds of young players. Cole celebrated 25 years with the Colorado Rockies’ organization in 2020. Most of that time was spent as a minor-league manager, but Cole has been a fixture in the third-base coaching box at Coors’ Field for eight years.