Nate Stuempfig     
year
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
totals
ab
32
19
117
95
93
49
405
r
4
0
22
19
20
22
87
h
4
3
39
23
34
18
121
bi
0
1
15
17
19
25
77
2b
1
0
6
2
5
3
17
3b
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
hr
0
0
9
11
8
14
42
so
13
4
33
31
26
16
123
bb
4
3
2
5
22
9
45
ab/k
2.46
4.75
3.55
3.06
3.58
3.06
3.29
ob
.222
.273
.345
.280
.487
.466
.369
slg
.156
.158
.615
.611
.677
1.286
.652
ba
.125
.158
.333
.242
.366
.367
.299
rat
9.31
13.05
28.80
26.40
33.32
51.12
29.73
ab/hr
0.00
0.00
13.00
8.64
11.63
3.50
9.64
ab/bi
0.00
19.00
7.80
5.59
4.89
1.96
5.26

year
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
totals
w
1
0
2
3
3
2
11
l
2
1
1
1
1
1
7
ip
8.0
5.0
26.0
20.0
26.0
11.0
96.0
h
9
3
25
21
26
12
96
r
6
4
14
14
13
10
61
so
13
5
39
38
36
10
141
bb
3
5
5
9
11
7
40
hr
3
2
8
8
4
7
32
bf
31
18
103
79
102
45
377
oavg
.290
.167
.243
.266
.255
.267
.255
era
3.00
3.20
2.15
2.80
2.00
4.36
2.63
rat
32.83
28.33
44.29
38.96
45.44
24.47
39.07
k/4
6.50
4.00
6.00
7.60
5.54
3.64
5.88
bb/4
1.50
4.00
0.77
1.80
1.69
2.55
1.67
hr/4
1.50
1.60
1.23
1.60
0.62
2.55
1.33

Notes:
One of the more famous stories in the league, Nate Stuempfig debuted in 1996 along with fellow baseballers Luke Carriere, Matt Holmberg, and Joey Holt. Despite legit talent on the field, it didn't translate to the wiffleball field, where Nate looked like a slow-pitch softball reject. He turned everything around in 1998 though and became the inaugural Most Improved Player of the Year, setting the standard for future award winners with a textbook breakout season. On the field he was known for his top-notch curveball, his rampant roid use, and his knack for making the game about 35% more fun to play. Starting a life down in San Diego kept him from playing full-time in 2001 and led to his retirement from the league. One of the greats.

--Member of 2001 Champion Holy Whites
--1998 Most Improved Player of the Year