Nationals Prospect Steve Lombardozzi Spends Time With Late Red Sox Prospect Dernell Stenson’s Son

Dernell Stenson, was a former Boston Red Sox prospect who made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds and was a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions when he was killed during the 2003 Arizona Fall League season after being carjacked. The following year the AFL established the Darnell Stenson Sportsmanship Award which it has handed out every year since being established in 2004. Last year’s recipient was Washington Nationals prospect Steve Lombardozzi. Last month Lombardozzi had his pregame preparation for the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs interrupted by a man who introduced him to Stenson’s nine year old son. The meeting sparked a relationship between the two who will be forever tied by Stenson’s legacy. It’s an outstanding read.

In the name of the father: Syracuse Chief Steve Lombardozzi meets the son of the man whose name is on award that he won last fall — Syracuse.com

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