OPENING DAY AGE: 53
SIGNED THROUGH: 2013
FORMER POSITION: Infielder
BORN: JAN. 29, 1960 - Sacramento, Calif.
RESIDENCE: Sacramento, Calif.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Sax enters his first season as D-backs First Base Coach... during his 14-year playing career,was a 5-time All-Star, Silver Slugger in 1986 and 1982 National League Rookie of the Year with the Dodgers...appeared in postseason 4 times with Dodgers (1981, '83, '85, '88)...teammate of Kirk Gibson on 1988 World Champion Dodgers...since his playing days,has served as a professional speaker on leadership, motivation, teambuilding and personal development. Enters his first season as D-backs First Base Coach... hired on Dec. 19, 2012...Had a 14-year playing careerwith theDodgers(1981-88), Yankees (1989-91), White Sox (1992-93) and Athletics (1994)...in 1,769 career games, hit .281with 278 doubles, 47 triples, 54 homers, 550 RBI, 444 stolen bases and a .335 on-base percentage...in 1,679 career games at second base, owned a .978 fielding percentage...Ranks 52nd in Major League historywith 444 stolen bases and finished among the Top 10 in that category eight times in a 10-year span from 1982-91, including a career high 56 stealsin 1983...Made 4 postseason appearances with the Dodgers in 1981, 1983, 1985 and 1988...Sax and Gibsonwere teammates on the 1988 World Champion Dodgers...Sax was on deck when Gibson hit the pinch-hit, game-winning homer in Game 1 of the World Series...Was a 5-time All-Star...NL All-Star in 1982, '83, '86 with the Dodgers and AL All-Star in 1989 and '90 with the Yankees...started at second base in 1983 for NL (batted leadoff) and in 1990 forAL (batted eighth).
PERSONAL: Stephen (Steve) Louis Sax...He has a daughter, Lauren, and a son, John...Since his playing days, hasserved as professional speaker on leadership, motivation, teambuilding and personal development...has served as personal coach for numerous executives and has done motivational speeches for countless organizations, among them Fortune 500 companies...His book, Shift: Change Your Mindset and You Change Your World, is a motivational and inspirational book outlining action stepsto change your mindset and to become a success...Has a website www.stevesaxspeaks.com.
2013: First Base Coach Arizona Diamondbacks