Stephen Thomas Ridings is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021.
Ridings attended St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, New York, and played college baseball at Haverford College. Ridings was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the eighth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.
Ridings made his professional debut in 2017 with the rookie-level Arizona League Cubs, logging a 4.09 ERA in 12 appearances. In 2018, Ridings played for the Low-A Eugene Emeralds, pitching to a 4.15 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 34.2 innings across 22 games.
On January 18, 2021, Ridings signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. Ridings began the year with the Double-A Somerset Patriots, posting a stellar 0.47 ERA in 14 appearances with the team before being promoted to Triple-A. On July 21, while pitching for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, he combined Luis Gil and Reggie McClain to throw a no-hitter.
Ridings made his major league debut on August 3, 2021, in which he struck out three batters and allowed one hit. Luis Gil started the game and Brody Koerner also pitched.
It was only the second time that three pitchers debuted in the same game for the Yankees, previously occurring on September 26, 1950.
Ridings pitched to a 1.80 ERA in five appearances with the big-league club before being returned to Triple-A Scranton on August 17. The Yankees added Ridings to their 40-man roster after the 2021 season on November 19, 2021.
There are no details about whether he has children or not. He may or may not have children. There are also no rumors about his children.