My happiest memory of Steve Sax was watching him cheer like a madman as Kirk Gibson rounded third base after his walk-off home run in the 1988 World Series. He came to home plate with the rest of his teammates, and found himself hoping like a bunny as Gibson approached. He literally had to restrain himself from hugging the World Series hero before he scored the winning run. It was hilarious to watch.
As you may already know, Steve Sax has recently returned to Baseball. It was announced in Mid-December that he would be the Diamondbacks newest 1st base coach. Via Steve Gilbert at MLB.com:
"I can't even put into words how happy I am," Sax said. "This is like a dream come true. I've been thinking about this for a number of years."
Featured here is a 2003 Topps Archives Archives autographed card of Stave Sax. It uses the 1983 Topps vintage card design.
Here is a MLB.com video announcing Sax's signing as the Diamondbacks new coach.
Below are his career stats, via Baseball Reference.
Here is another great video featuring Steve Sax. This time, Vin Scully introduces the fans to the Dodghers newest "Boy Wonder" in 1982.
"Oh, to be 22 and a Dodger!"
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