Milton Joseph Stock (July 11, 1893 – July 16, 1977) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball from 1913 through 1926. The native of Chicago, Illinois, played for the New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Robins and St. Louis Cardinals. Over 14 MLB seasons, he played in 1,628 games and amassed 1,806 hits, with a .289 lifetime batting average and 155 stolen bases. Stock stood 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall, weighed 154 pounds (70 kg) and threw and batted right-handed.
Stock is believed to be the only Major League player to get four hits in each of four consecutive games. (Rafael Furcal of the Los Angeles Dodgers was last with three consecutive four-hit games in 2007). Stock was seriously injured in a collision with Lou Gehrig in spring training in 1926, and retired early in season.
By Dean Hanley
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