Steve Yeager Stats

Steve Yeager was born on Wednesday, November 24, 1948, in Huntington, West Virginia. Yeager was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 2, 1972, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Steve Yeager baseball stats page.

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"A catcher has to get along with the pitcher. The worst think you can do is rile him, upset him. And if you don't know him, you can easily upset him when you think you're helping him. For one thing, some pitchers want you to come out to the mound sometimes and other pitcher's don't." - Steve Yeager in Baseball Digest (May 1975)

Steve Yeager

Steve Yeager Autograph on a 1973 Topps Baseball Card (#59)

Steve Yeager Autograph on a 1973 Topps Baseball Card (#59)

Birth Name:
Stephen Wayne Yeager
Nickname:
Steve or Yang
Born On:
11-24-1948  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Huntington, West Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Meadow Dale High School (Dayton, OH)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
08-02-1972 (Age 23)
Last Game:
08-29-1986
Draft:
1967 : 4th Round (80th)

Steve Yeager

Steve Yeager Pitching Stats

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Steve Yeager

Steve Yeager Hitting Stats

1972 24 Dodgers 35 106 18 29 0 1 4 0 15 16 2 26 1 0 1 3 .274 .374 .406
1973 25 Dodgers 54 134 18 34 5 0 2 0 10 15 1 33 1 1 3 4 .254 .340 .336
1974 26 Dodgers 94 316 41 84 16 1 12 1 41 32 5 77 1 3 2 7 .266 .334 .437
1975 27 Dodgers 135 452 34 103 16 1 12 1 54 40 7 75 9 6 8 15 .228 .298 .347
1976 28 Dodgers 117 359 42 77 11 3 11 0 35 30 3 84 1 2 7 5 .214 .286 .354
1977 29 Dodgers 125 387 53 99 21 2 16 1 55 43 11 84 1 3 4 7 .256 .334 .444
1978 30 Dodgers 94 228 19 44 7 0 4 0 23 36 11 41 0 2 0 3 .193 .301 .276
1979 31 Dodgers 105 310 33 67 9 2 13 0 41 29 8 68 5 2 0 12 .216 .282 .384
1980 32 Dodgers 96 227 20 48 8 0 2 0 20 20 6 54 0 1 0 7 .211 .274 .273
1981 33 Dodgers 42 86 5 18 2 0 3 0 7 6 0 14 0 0 0 2 .209 .261 .337
1982 34 Dodgers 82 196 13 48 5 2 2 0 18 13 3 28 4 1 1 3 .245 .294 .321
1983 35 Dodgers 113 335 31 68 8 3 15 0 41 23 4 57 6 1 1 15 .203 .256 .379
1984 36 Dodgers 74 197 16 45 4 0 4 1 29 20 1 38 1 3 0 2 .228 .295 .310
1985 37 Dodgers 53 121 4 25 4 1 0 0 9 7 2 24 1 2 0 3 .207 .246 .256
1986 38 Mariners 50 130 10 27 2 0 2 0 12 12 0 23 2 1 0 5 .208 .273 .269
15 Years 1,269 3,584 357 816 118 16 102 4 410 342 64 726 33 28 27 93 .228 .298 .355

Steve Yeager

Steve Yeager Fielding Stats

1972 Dodgers C 35 34 918 243 6.9 239 220 19 4 2 2 20 8 .984 7.03
1973 Dodgers C 50 40 1,084 259 5.2 254 230 24 5 2 5 20 8 .981 6.33
1974 Dodgers C 93 92 2,426 615 6.6 610 552 58 5 4 10 40 24 .992 6.79
1975 Dodgers C 135 130 3,539 875 6.5 868 806 62 7 4 11 51 21 .992 6.62
1976 Dodgers C 115 108 2,844 608 5.3 599 522 77 9 9 6 53 36 .985 5.69
1977 Dodgers C 123 119 3,043 797 6.5 779 690 89 18 12 6 56 36 .977 6.91
1978 Dodgers C 91 72 1,883 433 4.8 428 373 55 5 3 2 40 35 .988 6.14
1979 Dodgers C 103 88 2,409 578 5.6 569 513 56 9 7 9 55 38 .984 6.38
1980 Dodgers C 95 66 1,840 425 4.5 418 382 36 7 5 4 55 18 .984 6.13
1981 Dodgers C 40 23 691 156 3.9 155 142 13 1 1 2 15 9 .994 6.06
1982 Dodgers C 76 55 1,570 384 5.1 380 338 42 4 8 1 37 28 .990 6.54
1983 Dodgers C 112 96 2,602 652 5.8 642 579 63 10 10 6 63 49 .985 6.66
1984 Dodgers C 65 53 1,412 349 5.4 347 317 30 2 1 5 45 18 .994 6.64
1985 Dodgers C 48 31 906 242 5.0 240 212 28 2 2 2 21 22 .992 7.15
1986 Mariners C 49 44 1,107 256 5.2 256 234 22 0 5 7 24 14 1.000 6.24
C Totals 1,230 1,051 28,274 6,872 5.6 6,784 6,110 674 88 75 78 595 364 .987 6.48
15 Years 1,230 1,051 28,274 6,872 5.6 6,784 6,110 674 88 75 78 595 364 .987 6.48

Steve Yeager

Steve Yeager Miscellaneous Stats

1972 Dodgers 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 26.5 4.1 7.1 - - -
1973 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 5 3 n/a 67.0 4.1 13.4 - - -
1974 Dodgers 2 2 .500 1 0 n/a 26.3 4.1 7.7 - - -
1975 Dodgers 2 5 .286 0 0 n/a 37.7 6.0 8.4 - - -
1976 Dodgers 3 1 .750 2 1 n/a 32.6 4.3 10.3 - - -
1977 Dodgers 1 3 .250 3 0 n/a 24.2 4.6 7.0 - - -
1978 Dodgers 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 57.0 5.6 9.9 - - -
1979 Dodgers 1 0 1.000 2 1 n/a 23.8 4.6 7.6 - - -
1980 Dodgers 2 3 .400 4 2 n/a 113.5 4.2 11.4 - - -
1981 Dodgers 0 0 .000 5 0 n/a 28.7 6.1 12.3 - - -
1982 Dodgers 0 0 .000 9 0 n/a 98.0 7.0 10.9 - - -
1983 Dodgers 1 1 .500 2 0 n/a 22.3 5.9 8.2 - - -
1984 Dodgers 1 2 .333 17 0 n/a 49.3 5.2 6.8 - - -
1985 Dodgers 0 1 .000 9 0 n/a 0.0 5.0 13.4 - - -
1986 Mariners 0 0 .000 1 0 0 65.0 5.7 10.8 - - -
15 Years 14 18 .438 64 7 0 35.1 4.9 8.7 - - -

Steve Yeager

Steve Yeager Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1972 Los Angeles Dodgers 41 $13,500.00 - -
1973 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 $16,000.00 - -
1974 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 $19,000.00 - Stats
1975 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 $38,000.00 - -
1976 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 $54,000.00 - -
1977 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 $85,000.00 - Stats
1978 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 $145,000.00 - Stats
1979 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 Undetermined - -
1980 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 Undetermined - -
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 Undetermined - Stats
1982 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 Undetermined - -
1983 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 Undetermined - -
1984 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 Undetermined - -
1985 Los Angeles Dodgers 7 $500,000.00 - -
1986 Seattle Mariners 7 $412,809.00 - -
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Stephen Wayne Yeager was a Major League Baseball player who caught games for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1972-1985), and Seattle Mariners (1986). When Steve, his nickname, made his debut on August 2, 1972 , he became the first Meadow Dale High School graduate to reach the majors!

Steve Yeager Rookie Baseball Card Steve Yeager Rookie Card | 1973 Topps Baseball Card (#59) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Steve Yeager was one-of-three Dodgers to win the 1981 World Series Most Valuable Player Award , the first in Fall Classic history to be awarded to more than one player! Yeager went four-for-fourteen during the 1981 World Series , hit .286, hit two home runs, and appeared behind the plate in all six games. The co-winners: Ron Cey (who went seven-for-twenty, hit .350, and drove in six runs) and Pedro Guerrero (who went seven-for-twenty-one, hit .333, hit two home runs, and drove in seven runs).

Did you know that Steve Yeager caught one no-hitter during his Major League career? It was on June 27, 1980 , in Candlestick Park. Do you remember who the pitcher was that day? [ Answer ]

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