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Steve Sax          

Five-Time MLB All-Star & Mental Health Advocate

The baseball career of Steve Sax spanned 18 years and featured many impressive moments. This five-time All-Star was named "National League Rookie of the Year" in 1982 and continued to improve his game with each passing season. Steve played second base with intensity and toughness for the Los Angeles Dodgers until 1988. During his years with the team, Steve's defensive play was a key element in the team's winning two World Series. He then played for the New York Yankees from 1989 to 1991 and then went on to play for the Chicago White Sox and Oakland A's.

In 1983, as his baseball career was taking off, Steve was dealt with a horrible challenge - self doubt and paralyzing anxiety. It stemmed from a mental block he had developed early in the season and he was on the verge of losing his career, and boyhood dream, in front of a national viewing audience at the age of twenty three. Steve tells about the steps his took to confront and overcome this problem. After that year, Steve went on to play 18 years, including two World Series, 5 time All-Star, and mental health advocate. He was also on ESPN and FOX Sports' Prime Time.

After his retirement from baseball in 1994, Steve went on to express his love of the game contributing commentary on ESPN and as Major League baseball analyst for Fox Sports' Prime Time.

Steve has some impressive theatrical credits as well. He has appeared as a guest star on several television shows including, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Naked Truth, Good Morning America, Howard Stern, Hannity and Combs, and Who's the Boss?. He appeared as a characterization of himself on The Simpsons and was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman. He booked a recurring role on Aaron Spelling's Sunset Beach and completed a supporting role with Keifer Sutherland in the feature film, Ground Control.

He was published in the WALL STREET JOURNAL for an article he authored on personal responsibility and self reliance. This article was recognized by The President of the United States for its candid and thoughtful remarks regarding character building in our children.

In December 2012 he was named the first base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks fired Sax on October 8, 2013.

As of 2015, Sax returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as an Alumni member of the team's Community Relations team.

Sax currently hosts on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio.

Steve is the author of the book Shift, a motivational and inspirational book that outlines action steps to change your mindset and to become a success. Steve has two children, Lauren and John.

Speech Topics

Personal Development

Real life experiences dealing with overcoming a career on the verge of collapse. This is an example from Steve’s personal testimony as a professional athlete dealing with ridicule, self doubt, humility, and near collapse before a national viewing public. Sports are a mirror of life, and Steve directly links this enormous triumph to his audience and their personal everyday challenges.

Team Building

Grasping the importance of winning as a unit. Selflessness, Integrity, and Never compromising core principles. One of these core principles is humility. Being the leader that exemplifies charting a course with a humble heart is the ultimate in putting others first and why your team will follow you.


Always by example. Drawing the distinction between talkers and doers. People will always follow the ultimate professional. Steve’s gripping personal testimony on leadership is one of the reasons he consistently receives standing ovations. There are many elements and styles of leadership-and Steve specifically targets this to his audience. Also, Steve draws from his extensive knowledge of American history, including the Civil War and early twentieth century.


It all starts with a big dream. Never underestimate the will and passion of the human spirit. The value of motivation transcends all boundaries. Always known as a gutsy and passionate player on the field, Steve brings this same dynamic motivation to the stage. Also, he is able to draw from his success on the baseball field and in the world of finance to link this ultra important tangible to his audience.

Change Your Mindset and You Change Your World

Steve enlightens his audiences with real life experiences that show them how he overcame his major obstacle of anxiety, and how each of us can overcome obstacles they may be facing. He shares six critical action steps he took to change his mindset - motivation, empowerment, attitude, humility, leadership and perseverance. His passion resonates from core beliefs from his childhood and from the relationship with his parents.


Steve Sax Inspires Youth In Santa Maria
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Former Los Angeles Dodgers great Steve Sax has been in Santa Maria this week to help promote the foundation he recently established to help mentor youth.

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