Tuesday, August 8, 2006 | His name is Sequoyah Stonecipher, and the San Diego kid with the unique identity and uncommon baseball talent is one of the best high school players in the nation. A year from now he could be a high draft pick and a rich young man.
No, he wasn’t named for a California tree. That’s a question he often hears, never mind the difference in spelling.
Yes, he’s a surfer and his dad, Bill, owns Rocky’s, an Ocean Beach surf shop. But, no, Bill Stonecipher didn’t saddle his son with some off-the-wall surf-dog name.
“Sequoyah” has a much more regal history than any identity taken from Southern California beach culture.