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PERSONAL: John Hardin Stearns...is a native of Denver, CO and currently resides in Palm City, FL...has one son, Justin...attended Thomas Jefferson High School (Denver, CO)...was a two-sport star at the University of Colorado, starring at catcher on the baseball team and defensive back on the football team...selected as All-American on the baseball field in 1973 after leading the NCAA in home runs with 15...selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 17th round of the 1973 NFL Draft, but chose to play baseball after being selected 2nd overall in the 1973 MLB Amateur Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies...is a member of the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame...older brother, Bill, played in the New York Yankees organization...nicknamed Bad Dude.

MANAGING/COACHING CAREER: John enters his first season as the Mariners third base coach...was the Mariners Minor League Catching Coordinator in 2012 and the first part of 2013...managed AAA Tacoma from May 2-end of the season after Daren Brown joined the Mariners coaching staff...ended the season with a 59-58 record over 117 games as the skipper with the Rainiers...was a professional scout with the Mariners in 2010-2011...enters his 40th season in professional baseball, serving as a scout, manager, coach, roving catching and hitting instructor, player and broadcaster...has held Major League coaching roles with the New York Yankees (1989, bullpen coach), Cincinnati Reds (1995, coach), Baltimore Orioles (1996-97, first base coach) and the New York Mets (2000-01, Bench Coach & Third Base Coach)...has a career minor league managerial record of 643-683 (.485)...has managed in the minor league systems for the Toronto Blue Jays (1990-91), Cincinnati Reds (1994), New York Mets (2003-04) and Washington Nationals (2006-09)...managed Toronto's Knoxville (AA) club from 1990-91, winning the Northern Division Championship in the Southern League in 1991...in 1994 managed the Reds single-A Princeton club to the Appalachian League Championship and was named the league's Manager of the Year...has his #33 jersey retired by the Princeton Baseball Association...following the 1994 season, managed the Peoria Javelinas to the AFL Championship...managed four seasons in the Washington Nationals organization from 2006-2009...also spent time as a scout with the Milwaukee Brewers (1987), Reds (1993) Baltimore Orioles (1998) and Mets (1999, 2002)...had stints as a roving minor league instructor with the Brewers (1987), Houston Astros (1988), Orioles (1998) and Mets (2005)...was a member of ESPN's baseball broadcast team in 1992.

PLAYING CAREER: Played in 11 Major League seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies (1974) and New York Mets (1975-84)...career .260 hitter with 152 doubles, 46 home runs and 312 RBI in 810 games...was a 4-time NL All-Star (1977, 1979, 1980 and 1982)...best season came in 1978, when he caught 141 games for the Mets and hit 15 home runs with 73 RBI while stealing 25 bases...appeared in only one game with the Phillies (debut Sept. 22, 1974) before being traded to the Mets for Don Hahn, Tug McGraw and Dave Schneck...retired from baseball in 1986 after spending spring training with the Texas Rangers.

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