Steve Sax

Baseball Player
Born Jan 29, 1960

Stephen Louis Sax is an American former second baseman in Major League Baseball. He was a right-handed batter for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1981–1988), New York Yankees (1989–1991), Chicago White Sox (1992–1993), and the Oakland Athletics (1994). He is currently First Base Coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Nov 30, 2013
  • 43 To Be Inducted Sunday Into Sac Joaquin Section Hall Of Fame
    The Sacramento Bee - Oct 11, 2012
  • Dowling Catholic Baseball Team Gets A Visit From Steve Sax
    Des Moines Register - Jul 19, 2012
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    Whittier Daily News - Apr 18, 2012


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1960 Birth Born on January 29, 1960.


1975 15 Years Old Sax starred at James Marshall High school (now known as River City High School) in West Sacramento from 1975 to 1978 before being drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 6, 1978 in the ninth round of the 1978 Amateur Draft.


1981 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Sax was a late season call up in 1981, playing 29 games. … Read More
1983 23 Years Old Though never regarded as one of the top fielding second basemen in the league, Steve Sax inexplicably became incapable of making routine throws to first base in 1983, committing 30 errors that season. … Read More
1989 29 Years Old As his accuracy suffered, fans sitting behind the first base dugout began wearing batting helmets as mock protection. (Teammate Pedro Guerrero, an outfielder pressed into service at third base in 1983, once reportedly stated that his first thought whenever he was in the field was "I hope they don't hit it to me", while his second thought was "I hope they don't hit it to Sax.") by 1989, however, Sax seemed to be completely "cured", leading the American League in both fielding percentage and double plays. … Read More


1994 34 Years Old He controversially opined that major league players should not speak to or assist anyone who was a replacement player during the infamous 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike and later joined a club when the strike had ended. … Read More
1996 36 Years Old He briefly ran for a seat in the California State Assembly 5th District as a Republican in 1996. … Read More


2012 52 Years Old In December 2012 he was named the first base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2013 53 Years Old The Diamondbacks fired Sax on October 8, 2013.
2015 55 Years Old As of 2015, Sax returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as an Alumni member of the team's Community Relations team. … Read More
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