Torsten Stender

From BR Bullpen

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 174 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Torsten Stender has played in the Bundesliga and for the German national team.

Stender appeared for West Germany in the 1979 European Junior Championship. By the 1984 B-Level European Championship, he had made it onto the senior team, going 3 for 6 with a double, walk, steal, two runs and a RBI. He was 1 for 4 with a run when Germany won the 1986 B-Level European Championship. In the 1987 European Championship, he went 0 for 4. He was 0 for 13 with a walk, two runs and a RBI in the 1989 European Championship, fielded .750 and allowed 22 hits, 10 walks and 26 runs (22 earned) in 6 2/3 IP. He did not have Germany's highest ERA; that was Ralf Bläß, nor did have the most errors, as Frank Jäger had more (though with a better percentage).

Germany fell back to the 1990 B-Level European Championship, where he hit .417/.563/.583 with six runs in four games. When Germany won the 1992 B-Level European Championship, he produced at a .438/.500/.688 clip with five runs and six RBI in five games. He was 0 for 5 with two walks in the 1993 European Championship. He had hit .421 in four B-Level Euros but was 0 for 22 in his three European Championships. Through 2010, he was tied for 7th in German NT history in Euros (A and B combined), even with Wolfgang Loos, Hans-Norbert Jäger, Matthias Winterrath and Hans Grünzinger. He also tied Winterrath and Ralf Schmidt for 8th in team history with 12 errors.

Bundesliga-1 stats are only available online for his final two seasons. He hit .458/.658/.667 with 19 runs in 13 games for the 1994 Mannheim Tornados as they won the title. Had he qualified, he would have been 5th in the Bundesliga-1 in average and led in OBP, edging out Harold Littlejohn. In '95, he batted .159/.316/.206.

Source: German Baseball and Softball Federation