"(Sonny) has electric stuff. He pitched at 94, 95 (mph). He has a lot of life on the ball. The ball moves, cuts, runs. He's got a live arm.
"He's got great stuff, a great arm, and his makeup is such that you want that type guy around."
"(Vergil) was easily, by far and away, the most influential nonfamily member of my life -- not only then, but still today," Stallings told the Belleville News. "I wanted to coach because of him. I thought, 'What a cool existence it would be to go through life and impact people like he impacted me.'"
Stallings reflected on Fletcher in these two articles:
Vergil Fletcher remembered
A brilliant teacher of life