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Stegall set the bar for Greenwood stars

Posted: July 1, 2018 at noon
Updated: July 1, 2018 at 8:25 a.m.

FILE PHOTO Daniel Stegall steps into the batter's box against Springdale in 2006. In his final high school game and in his final at-bat at Baum Stadium, Stegall belted a grand slam to lead the Bulldogs to the state championship. A few weeks later Stegall was drafted by the New York Mets and received a six-figure signing bonus.
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FILE PHOTO Daniel Stegall steps into the batter's box against Springdale in 2006. In his final high school game and in his final at-bat at Baum Stadium, Stegall belted a grand slam to lead the Bulldogs to the state championship. A few weeks later Stegall was drafted by the New York Mets and received a six-figure signing bonus.

On a warm spring night, Daniel Stegall tugged on the bill of his blue baseball cap before the start of a game in historic Fenway Park, awaiting the first pitch.

At A Glance

DANIEL STEGALL

SCHOOL Greenwood

SPORT Football/Baseball

YEAR GRADUATED 2006

CURRENT RESIDENCE Boston, Mass.

NOTABLE The state’s first 2,000-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher as a quarterback above the 3A level. … Led Greenwood to state football and baseball titles as a senior. … Signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Miami. … Drafted in the seventh round by the New York Mets and played three seasons in the organization. … Later was a walk-on quarterback at Mississippi State. … Graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in May. … Moved to east Boston this spring with his wife, Paris, and is practicing dentistry.

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