Stephen Louis Sax
(born January 29, 1960) is a 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
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 Dodgers on June 6, 1978 in the ninth round of the 1978 Amateur Draft . Sax was a late season call up in 1981, playing 29 games. Sax broke into the majors as a regular in 1982, earning the National League Rookie of the Year
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).
Sax has two World Series rings, both with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981 and 1988.
Sax was also a higher-up in the Players Association
during his career. He controversially opined that major league players should not speak to or assist anyone who was a replacement player
during the infamous 1994 Major League Baseball strike
and later joined a club when the strike had ended. He also opined that such players should be denied pensions
by the union
"Steve Sax Syndrome"
Though never regarded as one of the top fielding... Read More