Steve Yeager

Professional Baseball Player + Catcher + Coach
Born Nov 24, 1948

Stephen Wayne "Steve" Yeager is an American right-handed former major league baseball catcher. Yeager spent 14 of the 15 seasons of his Major League Baseball career, from 1972 through 1985, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. His last year, 1986, he played for the Seattle Mariners. As of 2009, Yeager is a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization serving as a representative of the Dodgers Legend Bureau.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Yeager.


1948 Birth Born on November 24, 1948.


1967 18 Years Old Yeager hit two grand slams in a single game while playing for Meadowdale High School (Ohio) in Dayton, Ohio. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 6, 1967, in the 4th round of the 1967 Major League Baseball draft. … Read More
1968 19 Years Old The following season, in 1968, Yeager played 59 games for the Single-A Daytona Beach Dodgers of the Florida State League.


1969 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1969, he played 22 games for the Bakersfield Blaze, the Dodgers' Single-A affiliate in the California League, where he threw out 26 runners from behind the plate.
1970 21 Years Old In 162 games played over the 1970 and 1971 seasons, he hit .276, with 77 RBIs in 490 at bats.
1971 22 Years Old He threw out 84 runners, second in the league that year, and was named to the Texas League All-Star team as a catcher in 1971.
1972 23 Years Old 1 More Event
With the Dukes becoming the new Pacific Coast League Triple-A affiliate for the Dodgers in 1972, Yeager was promoted while remaining in Albuquerque for another season. … Read More
1973 24 Years Old He started 34 games that season, backed up Joe Ferguson in 1973, and split time with Ferguson for the pennant-winning 1974 club. … Read More
Yeager helped the Dodgers to the World Series in 1974, 1977, 1978, and 1981. … Read More
1976 27 Years Old In 1976, Yeager was injured when teammate Bill Russell's bat shattered and a large, jagged piece hit Yeager, who was in the on-deck circle. … Read More


1999 50 Years Old In 1999, Yeager was the hitting coach for the Dodgers’ Single-A San Bernardino Stampede, which won the California League championship.He managed the Long Beach Breakers in the independent (now-defunct) Western Baseball League in 2001. … Read More
2004 55 Years Old He was the Jacksonville Suns hitting coach in 2004, when the team won the championship, and in 2005-06 he was the hitting instructor/coach for the Dodgers AAA farm club, the Las Vegas 51s.
2007 58 Years Old 1 More Event
He later became the A Dodgers affiliate Inland Empire 66'ers and became the hitting coach in 2007. … Read More


2012 63 Years Old …  As of 2012, Yeager was the Los Angeles Dodgers' Major League catching coach. … Read More
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