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If you clicked on the info icon or the "Stats / Notes / Bio" link, you've reached this page which contains notes, memories, trivia and more about Steve  Whitaker.  If you have anything to add to this player's information, an interesting bit of trivia or a personal memory or story about Steve, please feel free to share it with us by filling out the form at the bottom of the page. Be sure to include your name and town.

Facts, Trivia, Memories and More about Steve Whitaker


Signed: Steve was signed as an amateur free agent during the 1962 offseason.


August 27, 1966: Steve goes 3-for-4 including an inside-the-park home run at Yankee Stadium in an 11-1 win over the Tigers.  The homer came in the bottom of the second off Tigers starter Johnny Podres and opened the scoring in the game.  Steve would also later double in Tom Tresh for his second RBI on the night.

August 28, 1966: In his sixth career game, Steve blasts a grand slam at Yankee Stadium off the Tigers' Mickey Lolich. The slam was the first and only "granny" of his career and expanded the Yankee lead to 6-0 in a game the Yankees would win by an 8-1 score.  Called up on August 23rd, Steve got off to a hot start and this was his third home run in as many games and boosted his average to .391.


  • On October 15, 1968, Steve was taken as the 23rd pick by the Seattle Pilots in the expansion draft. Before the season began on April 1, 1969, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for future Yankee Lou Piniella.

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