White Sox foursome has look of basketball front court
From left to right, Ben Jordan, Mitchell Stone, Austin Marozas and Jackson Rutledge look like they’re ready to tip off for a basketball game (Photo by Bill Mitchell)
LONG BEACH—At 6-foot-9 and 254 pounds, lefthander Mitchell Stone (Deer Creek High, Edmond, Okla.) wasn’t used to being able to look his teammates in the eye, until he met Ben Jordan (West Carter County High, Olive Creek, Ky.), a 6-foot-9 righthander, last month in Chicago, where they formed one of the tallest pitching duos in baseball at any level. The two have reunited this week as part of the White Sox Area Code Games team, only this time with a few more teammates at their eye level.
Jackson Rutledge (6-foot-7 1/2 and 240 pounds) and Austin Marozas (6-foot-6 and 230 pounds) are also in Long Beach as members of the White Sox team’s pitching staff, and when the foursome stands together, they look as if they would be just as imposing as a front court for a basketball team as they are on the mound.