Born: 1/29/1960 in Sacramento, California
Major League Career: 1981-94
Games Played at Second Base: 1,679
Most Games Played For: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Once again, I assert that an X at the end of a name is no less an X than one at the beginning.
Steve Sax retired with two World Series rings, five All-Star selections, a Silver Slugger and the 1982 Rookie of the Year Award. In addition to his accomplishments on the field, he was an outspoken activist in the players' union. Most surprising to me, Sax owns the Yankees' record for singles in a season: 171 in 1989. All of those great hitters in Yankee history and Steve Sax, of all people, owns that record.
For last year's A-Z Challenge, I featured players of the Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns organization, my favorite baseball team. I managed to cover every position on the field except for one: second baseman. As such, I decided to devote this year's challenge entirely to the second base position, honoring the individuals who earned their keep playing one of the game's most demanding defensive positions.
Head on over to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge to find others joining the adventure.