Steve Sax
American baseball player
Steve Sax
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.
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Was Black Friday In Los Angeles Worth The Effort?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Los Angeles on Friday was torn into two camps. One would bask in a Thanksgiving turkey glow. The other would head out into a cool drizzle to join the Black Friday shopping frenzy, as it was the shoppers who scored early holiday bargains. "Smokin' deal, 30 percent off -- definitely glad I'm here," said a beaming Brian Rodriguez, 33, of Northridge, co-owner of Apsir General Construction, pushing an arc welder bought from a Black Friday sale at Harbor Freight Tools in Woodland Hills, which typically caters to men. "Decent deal," said Lori Kaelker, 56, of Canoga Park, who runs Serenity Place cat rescue, gloating over a 60 percent discount on fleece blankets at Joann Fabrics & Crafts next door, which largely brings in women. "The cats will be happy." Across the region and the U.S., retailers hoping to cash in on the Christmas rush discounted goods for an event that has come to be known as Black Friday -- post-Thanksgiving sales that have crept backward well into Turkey Day Thursda ...
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43 to be inducted Sunday into Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
The Sac-Joaquin Section will induct 43 new members, including 19 athletes and 10 coaches, into its 2012 Hall of Fame on Sunday at Power Balance Pavilion. Among the former area pro athletes to be honored will be Delta's Tony Eason, who quarterbacked the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl title in 1985; Marshall's (now River City) Steve Sax, the five-time all-star who played on two World Series championship teams; 1928 Sac High graduate Stan Hack, an all-star third baseman for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs; and Del Campo basketball three-point scoring standout Danielle Viglione, who played for the Sacramento Monarchs and still holds the state record for points in a season with 1,300. Other area athletes to be inducted include Nevada Union's Kellie Cook, the the 1991 Gatorade California girls basketball player of the year; Rio Americano's John Ferris, an NCAA swim champion and 1968 Olympic bronze medalist; and Rio Americano's Sue Pederson, who won four Olympic medals ...
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Dowling Catholic baseball team gets a visit from Steve Sax
Des Moines Register - over 4 years
Former Major League Baseball player Steve Sax has been traveling around the country working as a motivational speaker. This week, his work brought him to Des Moines and Dowling Catholic High School. The former Rookie of the Year winner and five-time all-star visited with members of the Maroons baseball team on Tuesday, offering advice and [...] advertisment
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UCLA FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: For Bruins center Brendel, offense is no snap
Whittier Daily News - almost 5 years
Jacob Brendel is not a baseball fan, but he can relate pretty closely to Steve Sax and Chuck Knoblauch right about now.
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AN IRONPIG ON 'THE SIMPSONS?' WELL, ALMOST ... UPDATED
The Morning Call - Blogs - about 5 years
Sunday night was the 500th episode of "The Simpsons,", the longest-running scripted show in television history an a personal favorite. Monday night was also the 20th anniversary of a favorite episode, "Homer at the Bat," where Montgomery Burns brings in nine major leaguers as ringers for his nuclear plant softball team in order to win a $1-million bet with a rival power plant owner. Future Hall of Famers Wade Boggs, Ozzie Smith and Ken Griffey Jr. along with Don Mattingly, Jose Conseco, Mike Scioscia, Darryl Strawberry, Roger Clemens and Steve Sax, lent their voices to the episode. But according to Deadspin.com, Sax wasn't the writers' original choice as the second baseman. Their choice, a story on the web site says, was another future Hall of Famer -- Ryne Sandberg. "I was approached, but i was going through other things at the time and I turned them down," Sandberg said Wednesday, adding that he doesn't watch the show. By the way, according to the article, that episode bea ...
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A Happier 9/11 - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The game was between the Dodgers of Steve Sax and Pedro Guerrero, of Greg Brock and Mike Marshall ... and the Braves of Dale Murphy, of Bruce Benedict, of Brad Komminsk. In the end, however, it came down to one man. A rookie named RJ Reynolds
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Henry Rowengartner, Roy Hobbs, Nuke Laloosh Crack NESN.com's Fictional ... - NESN.com
Google News - over 5 years
The book, which is about a small college shortstop who develops "Steve Sax Syndrome," already has received rave reviews. The best baseball movies and books have memorable characters, and almost everyone loves Ham Porter's trash talk behind the plate in
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Mickelson turns to belly putter to combat the yips - Tiffin Advertiser Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Steve Sax had trouble throwing the ball from the second base position to first base. In an All-Star game he made a 40-foot toss that went about thirty feet, letting everyone know he had a problem. Chuck Knoblach had the same trouble while playing for
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The Annotated Box Score: The Eternal Scioscia - thescore.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I love the Steve Sax, I love the Dan Gladden and the Jack Clark, and I love the Ashford and Simpson. I loved watching umpire John McSherry's rotund tukhus (yes, I did the work to figure out which game that was and who was behind the plate) dance at
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Winning the Giants of Backgammon Invitational - Part Two - GammonVillage Backgammon Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
After edging Neil Kazaross two matches to one, I reached the semi-finals of the first "Giants of Backgammon Invitational" where I would face off against Maryland math instructor Bob Koca. Bob has risen among the "Giants" rapidly as he came
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The 15 Worst Meltdowns in Major League Baseball History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
After winning the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 1982, Steve Sax fell into the epitome of a sophomore slump in 1983. Sax committed 30 errors from second base during his sophomore campaign with the Los Angeles Dodgers, as his ability to make easy throws
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Minor leaguer Sax flourished during '81 MLB strike - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
During that time, Los Angeles Dodgers 21-year-old prospect Steve Sax (James Marshall High School) was putting up MVP numbers at Double-A San Antonio. The strike began June 12 and ended July 31. For Sax, the timing was perfect
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Mariners are up, but Figgins goes down - TheNewsTribune.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Think Steve Sax with much, much better defense....and a beard that makes you think about NASCAR, bootlegging and BBQs with friends. 13.) That Mike Carp is currently undervalued by Zduriencik, but gaining respect more respect with each game. 14
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Catching up with the 1991 Twins: Scott Erickson - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
While film funding has been cut thin in the bad economy, Erickson jumped on board with a telecommunications company after being lured by former major leaguer Steve Sax. "I'm not really qualified, so to speak, for a 9-to-5 job," he said. "
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Winning the Giants of Backgammon Invitational - Part One - GammonVillage Backgammon Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
A little more than ten years ago, I mentioned to Jake Jacobs there should be a "Giants of Backgammon" tournament where players who were voted in as "Giants" would play in an invitational tournament as the supreme contest of skill and will
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When Steve Sax looked 'marvelous' and Vin Scully danced to it (video) - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Given the blandness of today's clubhouses, sometimes it's easy to forget all the wacky personalities that used to inhibit the Dodgers roster. But of all the characters that stopped off -- Jay Johnstone, Jerry Reuss, Rick Dempsey, Mickey Hatcher,
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Rand: Next wave of baseball "statistics" - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
His second thought: "I hope they don't hit it to [second baseman Steve] Sax." In general terms, it's that feeling of a game slipping away for nothing other than circumstances and matchups falling the wrong way at the biggest moments
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Sax
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 55
    As of 2015, Sax returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as an Alumni member of the team's Community Relations team.
    More Details Hide Details Steve is the brother of another former Major League Baseball player, Dave Sax, who also played for the Dodgers. He is the father of Lauren Ashley (Sax) Bliss and son John Jeremy Sax. His nephew David Sax Jr. (son of Dave Sax) was recently seen on an episode of Intervention battling an addiction to alcohol and crystal meth.
  • 2013
    Age 53
    The Diamondbacks fired Sax on October 8, 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 52
    In December 2012 he was named the first base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 36
    He briefly ran for a seat in the California State Assembly 5th District as a Republican in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Sax later dropped out of the race, when his divorce became publicized. In the mid-1990s, he was a part-owner of a nightclub and restaurant called the Twin Palms, located in Folsom, California. A black belt, he was also a part-owner of a martial arts studio in Roseville, California. He worked as a financial consultant for RBC Dain Rauscher, LLC, in their Roseville, California office. He had approximately 25 to 30 clients, including several athletes. He was a partner in the Sax/Hinman Sports Professional Group at RBC Dain Rauscher providing professional wealth management for sports professionals at every level of all professional sports.
  • 1994
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He also opined that such players should be denied pensions by the union.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After Steve's playing career ended in, he has been involved in various ventures, including working as a baseball analyst on television. He is currently piloting a new sports networking site called allsportsconnection.com. Sax has made television cameos, including the famous Homer at the Bat episode of The Simpsons, as well as episodes of Square Pegs, Who's the Boss, Hollywood Squares and Sabrina The Teenage Witch. He has also been on the Fox News show Hannity. Steve is focused on fitness and took the initiative to sponsor and develop a tool for athletes to form teams, post local events, and find places to play. Memberships are free to the public as a means to combat sedentary lifestyles and afford everyone an opportunity to compete at any level.
  • 1983
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details This is referred to in baseball terminology as "Steve Sax Syndrome", the fielder's variant of "Steve Blass disease," named after the Pirates pitcher who suffered a similar breakdown of basic mechanics (also known as "The Yips").
  • 1981
    Age 21
    Sax has two World Series rings, both with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981 and 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Sax was also a higher-up in the Players Association during his career.
    Sax was a late season call up in 1981, playing 29 games.
    More Details Hide Details Sax broke into the majors as a regular in 1982, earning the National League Rookie of the Year award. Throughout his career, Sax was on the All-Star team five times and had a batting average over .300 in three seasons. He had great success on the basepaths, stealing over 40 bases in six seasons for a career total of 444 stolen bases. He also set the Yankees team record for most singles in a season (171 in 1989).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 15
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 0
    Born on January 29, 1960.
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