During his career, Steve Sax was a very successful baseball player and he became a five-time All-Star. He is a retired right-handed second baseman who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox. He won two World Series titles and was a Silver Slugger Award winner.
Sax made his Major League Baseball debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981 and spent the next eight years playing for them and the New York Yankees. Sax was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1982 and the Silver Slugger Award winner in 1986. In his second season with the Dodgers, he won the World Series. In his final season with the Dodgers, he was a member of the team’s Community Relations team. He was promoted to first base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks in December 2012.
Sax played his high school baseball at James Marshall High School in Sacramento. He also co-owned a martial arts studio in Roseville, California. His family lived in West Sacramento, California. Sax played his first game with the Dodgers on August 18, 1981. He was called up at the end of the season. He played 31 games and became a regular by the end of the 1982 season. He finished with a career total of 444 stolen bases. He played with Orel Hershiser on the Dodgers.
Sax has a son, John, who was among five marines killed in a V-22 Osprey training accident near San Diego, California, on June 8, 2022. Sax is also the uncle of David Sax Jr., who was seen on the Intervention television show. Sax and his wife, Debbie Graham, were married in 1986 and divorced after several years.
Sax is currently a host on SiriusXM’s MLB Network radio. He is also a partner with the Sax/Hinman Sports Professional Group, which provides professional wealth management to sports professionals. Sax also serves as a financial consultant for RBC Dain Rauscher, LLC. He has appeared on Fox News’ Hannity. Sax is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Sax has been active in baseball since 1978. He was selected in the ninth round of the MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1978. He became a second baseman for the Dodgers and played for them until 1988. He won the World Series in his first and second seasons. In his career, he was a five-time All-Star and a Silver Slugger Award winner. He was also a member of the New York Yankees from 1989 to 1991. He played for the Chicago White Sox from 1992 to 1993. He also spent two seasons with the Oakland Athletics.
During his career, Sax was also higher-up in the Players Association. During the 1994-95 MLB strike, he opined that replacement players should be denied pensions. Sax also said that players should not communicate with replacement players during the strike. Sax had 25 to 30 clients at the time. Sax has a net worth of $10 million.