And Stavisky and Macri and Counsel and the pitchers who were so successful at ND and in the pros thereafter. I just meant that while he was at ND Stanley seemed to spark the team and motivate his teammates like nobody's business, all the way into the CWS. I can't recall a more fiery guy who could spark the team as well as he. (On the other hand I type this from 2,000 miles away and wasn't on the scene, so I may be all wet.)
and he was a roommate with my best friend from high school. My view is he may not have been the best at ND, but he probably is the person that turned ND around in the 80's to begin what was about a 15 year run. He was kind of the Manti of baseball at the time.
Both were complete studs and considered top of the 1st round type prospects. I remember some evaluators had concerns over Aaron's delivery and arm action so he slid a bit, and obviously Shark dropped because of his NFL concern. Though still ended up signing a MLB record contract.
fsu - stanley made the most incredible play in centerfield i ever saw - the ball was hammered into deep left center and was going over a fairly high wall - just clearing the fence so it looked from my seat - stanley took off at the crack of the bat and did not slow down when he came to the wall - he leaped into the wall with his right foot leading and hitting the wall and his left hand stretched up - his right foot on the wall lifted him up like a parkour athlete and he grabbed the top of the wall with his left hand while turning his body sideways and caught the ball just as it was leaving the field. His glove must have been at least 10 feet above the ground. Stopped a rally and led to the win over #1 ranked fsu.