Albert Stacey, Jr. joins his brother, Anthony and
his uncle, Allen as members of the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame.
Albert Stacey, Jr., lettered four years in
baseball, three years in football and three years in basketball. He
averaged 13 points per game and led the team in assists from his
guard position in basketball for coach Dick Bickelís second place
conference team his senior year. Albert was also a standout punter,
wide receiver and defensive back on the football team.
Al found his greatest accomplishments in baseball
where he was named to three All-Conference and one All-District
team. He was Midviewís all time season batting leader with an
average of .498 his senior year. A season in which he struck out
only two times and was named to the Lorain County All-Star Team. His
Midview teams won two conference championships including a district
final. Al received a scholarship to Cleveland State University where
he was a two-year starter. He was All-Conference and was the teamís
Most Valuable Player. He was named a pre-season All-American prior
to his sophomore year. His batting average his freshman year was
.295 followed by .364 his sophomore year. Al had eight home runs,
batted in 26 runs and handled his last 184 fielding chances from his
first base position without an error and was named one of Cleveland
Stateís most outstanding athletes, his sophomore year. His coach
said that he couldnít remember anyone in his nine-year career who
was a better clutch hitter then Albert Stacey, Jr. Al also played in
the Central Illinois Collegiate summer league and tied a league
record with three home runs in a single game.
Al Stacey was drafted in the 25th round by the
Chicago Cubs and played two years for their minor league teams,
batting 289 and 315 respectively.
Albert lives in Elyria with his two daughters. He
is also the head baseball coach for Clearview High School.
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