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Encyclopedia > Steve Yeager
Steve Yeager
Position Catcher
MLB Seasons 15
Teams Los Angeles Dodgers
Seattle Mariners
Debut 2 August 1972 (LA)
Final Game 29 August 1986 (Seattle)
Total Games Games:
1269 batting
1230 catching
LCS Appearances 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1985
World Series Teams 1974, 1977, 1978 & 1981 Dodgers
Allstar Teams (none)
Awards Co-MVP 1981 World Series
Nicknames'
"Yang"
"Boomer"
"Yags"

Stephen Wayne Yeager (born November 24, 1948 in Huntington, West Virginia) is an American baseball player; catcher. Yeager spent 14 of 15 seasons of his Major League Baseball career, from 1972 through 1985, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. His last year, in 1986, was with the Seattle Mariners. Los Angeles Dodgers logo, claiming fair use This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Image File history File links Num7. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941 1920 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1900... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 Best Finish: Beat New York Yankees in Division Series in 1995 Season. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Motto: Nickname: {{{nickname}}} Map Political Statistics Founded 1785 Incorporated 1871 County Cabell County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor David Felinton Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 38. ... Baseball is a team sport in which a player on one team (the pitcher) attempts to throw a hard, fist-sized ball past a player on the other team (the batter), who attempts to hit the baseball with a tapered, smooth, cylindrical stick called a bat that can be made... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941 1920 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1900... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 Best Finish: Beat New York Yankees in Division Series in 1995 Season. ...

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Minor League Career

Steve was drafted by Los Angeles on 6 June 1967, in the 4th round, 80th overall pick, of the 1967 amateur draft. After one game with Ogden, Utah (in the Rookie League-Pioneer Division), Steve was sent to Dubuque (Iowa - Single-A league-Midwest Division), for 14 games. The following season, 1968, he played at 59 games in Daytona Beach (Florida - Single-A Florida Southern League). In 1969 he would play 22 games in Bakersfield (California - Single-A - California League), and 1 game in Albuquerque (New Mexico - Double-A - Texas League). He would spend the next two-and-2/3rds seasons in Albuquerque. 1970 & 1971 in "AA" - Texas League, for 162 games, were he would bat .276, have 77 RBI's, and 135 hits in 490 at bats. For 1971 Steve was named to the Allstar team as a member of the Texas League, or Dixie Association - Western Division, catching for the Albuquerque Dukes (67-75), along with teammates Lee Lacy (2B; with a league leading 126 singles) and Paul Johnston(OF). The following season, 1972, he would play 82 games in Albuquerque (Triple-AAA - Pacific Coast League), have 45 RBI's, 72 hits, in 257 at bats, while hitting .280. June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown John Moses Browning (January 21, 1855 – November 26, 1926), born in Ogden, Utah, was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of weapons which were used in the U.S. military for decades in the 20th century. ... Dubuque may refer to: Dubuque, Iowa Dubuque County, Iowa This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 26th 145,743 km² 320 km 500 km 0. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Daytona Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Bakersfield is the county seat of Kern County, California, in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length   - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  402. ... This article is about the largest city of New Mexico. ... Official language(s) None, English, Spanish(de facto) Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 5th 315,194 km² 550 km 595 km 0. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ...


Major League Career

In the beginning of August, 1972, he would get "the call" to the majors, and make his major league debut on the 2nd. In that first-third of a season he would make 106 plate appearances in 35 games, batt .274, and drive in 15 runs on 29 hits, while scoring 18 total runs. He contributed to four World Series appearances with the Dodgers, in 1974, 1977, 1978 and 1981. In the latter, Yeager shared the World Series Most Valuable Player award with Dodger teammates Pedro Guerrero and Ron Cey. For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 1974 World Series Logo The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Pedro Guerrero (born June 29, 1956 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his career (1978-1992) with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. ... Ronald Charles Cey (born February 15, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-82), Chicago Cubs (1983-86) and Oakland Athletics (1987). ...


Lou Brock called Yeager "the best-throwing catcher in the game." Steve's specialty was defense and his command of the game on the field. He was very good at controlling the game defensively, especially with young pitchers. His batting, however, was not spectacular; in his best year, 1974, he batted .266 in fewer than 100 games. Yeager is famous for having invented the catcher's throat protector flap, which he began wearing after a life-threatening incident in which a shattered bat pierced his neck and he needed added protection. Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ...


In 1999, Yeager was the hitting coach for the Dodgers’ Single-A San Bernardino club, which won the California League championship. Steve is currently coaching for the Dodgers at Double-A Jacksonville. The Inland Empire 66ers are a minor league baseball team in San Bernardino, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League. ... The Jacksonville Suns are a minor league baseball team that play in Jacksonville, Florida. ...


Outside baseball

Yeager is the cousin of pilot Chuck Yeager. When Steve got married, then Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley was best man at his wedding. Yeager was infamous for having posed nude for Playgirl magazine. General Yeager Brigadier General Charles Elwood Chuck Yeager (born February 13, 1923 in Myra, Lincoln County, West Virginia) is a World War II ace and test pilot, considered a living legend of aviation. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Mayor Tom Bradley of Los Angeles, 1973-1993 Thomas (Tom) Bradley (December 29, 1917 – September 29, 1998) was the mayor of Los Angeles, California from 1973 to 1993 (five terms) and the first African American mayor of that city. ... The best man is the name given to the male assistant to the bridegroom at a wedding. ... Playgirl is a US monthly erotic lifestyle magazine which features semi-nude or fully-nude men. ...


Yeager served as technical advisor and also had a small role, as a coach named "Duke", in three movies: Major League, Major League II and Major League: Back to the Minors. Major League is a 1989 movie starring Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen and Corbin Bernsen. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Stats
  • Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
  • Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
  • Bats: Right
  • Throws: Right
  • Uniform number: 7
  • World Series teams: 1974, 1977, 1978 & 1981 Dodgers (.298 in 21 games, 17 for 57, 10 RBI's)
  • MLB Career
    • 15 Seasons
    • Debut: 2 August 1972 (LA)
    • Final Game: 29 August 1986 (Seattle)
    • Games: 1269 batting; 1230 catching
    • Putouts: 6110
    • Assists: 674
    • Errors: 88 (catching)
    • Double Plays: 75 (catching)
    • Fielding Percentage: .987
    • Batting average: .228
    • Hits: 816
    • RBI's: 410
    • Homeruns: 102

August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Transactions
  • 6 June 1967: Drafted by Dodgers in the 4th round, 80th pick, of the amateur draft
  • 12 November 1985: Granted Free Agency
  • 26 November 1985: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 11 December 1985: Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Seattle Mariners for Ed Vande Berg
  • 12 November 1986: Granted Free Agency

External links

Preceded by:
Mike Schmidt
World Series MVP (with Ron Cey and Pedro Guerrero)
1981
Succeeded by:
Darrell Porter

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