Stephen Louis Sax (born January 29, 1960) was a professional baseball player and coach in the United States. From 1981 to 1994, he was a second baseman in Major League Baseball, most notably with the Los Angeles Dodgers, with whom he won two World Series titles in 1981 and 1988. Sax was a five-time All-Star who earned the Silver Slugger Award in 1986 and was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1982. He also spent time with the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and Oakland Athletics, among others. Sax is presently the host of MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM.
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Steve Sax has an estimated net worth of $8 million as a former professional baseball player in the United States. Steve Sax was born in January 1960 in West Sacramento, California. He was a right-handed second baseman who batted and threw. Before being picked in the ninth round of the 1978 Amateur Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers, he was a standout player at James Marshall High School.
Sax debuted in Major League Baseball with the Dodgers in 1981 and remained with the team until 1988. From 1989 to 1991, he was a member of the New York Yankees, the Chicago White Sox from 1992 to 1993, and the Oakland Athletics in 1994. Sax won the World Series in both his first and second seasons with the Dodgers. In 1982, he was voted the National League Rookie of the Year, and in 1986, he was awarded the Silver Slugger Award. Sax was a five-time All-Star in Major League Baseball. In 1983, he suffered what became known as “Steve Sax Syndrome,” and by 1989, he appeared to be “cured.” He was the first base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2012 to 2013, then he returned to the Dodgers as an Alumni member of the Community Relations staff in 2012.
From 1975 to 1978, Sax was a standout at West Sacramento’s James Marshall High School (now known as River City High School), where he was picked in the ninth round of the 1978 Amateur Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In 1981, Sax was a late-season call-up who appeared in 31 games.
Sax made his major league debut in 1982, winning the Rookie of the Year award in the National League. Sax was named to the All-Star squad five times throughout his career and had three seasons with a batting average above.300. He had a significant deal of success on the basepaths, swiping over 40 bases in six different seasons and totaling 444 stolen bases in his career. His best season was perhaps 1986 when he finished second in the National League with a.332 batting average, 210 hits, and 43 doubles while also winning the Silver Slugger Award. He also established the team record for most singles in a season for the Yankees (171 in 1989).
In 1981 and 1988, Sax won two World Series rings with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
During his career, Sax was also a higher-up in the Players Association.
He made the contentious statement that big-league players should not communicate to or aid anyone who was a replacement player during the notorious 1994–95 MLB strike and then joined a team after the strike ended. He also believes that the union should deny such players pensions.
Steve is the younger brother of Dave Sax, another former Major League Baseball player who played for the Dodgers.
Lauren Ashley (Sax) Boyd and John Jeremy Sax are his children. In 2015, his nephew David Sax Jr. (son of Dave Sax) made an appearance on an episode of Intervention. In a V-22 Osprey training mishap in San Diego, California, his son John, a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, was one of five Marines killed.