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April 7, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles Dodger Steve Sax, a rookie of the year and five-time All Star, stepped up to the political plate Thursday, announcing his candidacy for a seat in the state Assembly. Sax, a Republican, hopes to succeed Assemblyman David Knowles (R-Placerville), whose tenure will end in 1996 because of term limits. Knowles represents the Northern California district spanning Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Alpine and Mono counties.
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June 10, 2013 | By Chris Foster
The Dodgers are on pace to end a significant drought. A World Series title, their first since 1988? Hardly. That race appears to have been run. But rookie of the year, once  as much a Chavez Ravine tradition as Dodger Dogs, is certainly a possibility. Yasiel Puig, the 22-year-old eye-opener from Cuba, is an early front-runner in just six games. He is hitting .464 with four home runs and 10 runs batted in, while demonstrating defensive skills to make Willie Mays blush. His only shortcoming is the inability to provide consistent pitching.
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SPORTS
October 17, 1985 | United Press International
Prosecutors said Wednesday no charges will be filed against a St. Louis Cardinals' fan accused of splashing water in the face of Dodger second baseman Steve Sax. The fan, Andrew Wolfson, had been booked on a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault. Wolfson, 36, was accused of splashing rainwater that had accumulated on the top of the Dodgers' dugout at Busch Stadium during the National League playoff game Monday.
SPORTS
June 11, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers aren't in the mix to trade for Houston Astros ace Roy Oswalt . At least not at the moment. Among the reasons is money. The Astros are saying that any team that wants to acquire Oswalt will have to take on all of what remains on his contract, according to a baseball source who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Oswalt is still owed at least $25 million — the remainder of his 2010 salary of $15 million, his 2011 salary of $16 million and a $2-million buyout on his 2012 option for $16 million.
SPORTS
March 4, 1985 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
Steve Sax ripped a line drive into right field, then turned excitedly to Roy Campanella, the Hall of Famer who was sitting just outside the batting cage at Holman Stadium. "Thanks, Roy," Sax said, then stepped back into the box for more swings. "What did I do?" Campanella said, chuckling. Earlier, Campanella had quietly but forcefully offered Sax some Zen-sounding advice: "You master the bat. Don't let it master you."
MAGAZINE
October 19, 1986 | KATHY OSTLER, Kathy Ostler is a Los Angeles writer
Steve Sax has had the season of his life. The eager, likeable Rookie of the Year in 1982 has emerged as a self-confident Dodger team leader and one of baseball's best hitters. And Sax's home in Manhattan Beach says a lot about the person he has become since arriving in Los Angeles. His World Series team trophy is on the coffee table in the living room. His National League Rookie of the Year plaque is in his office, along with the baseball he hit for his first grand-slam home run.
SPORTS
November 5, 1986
Dodger second baseman Steve Sax will not require surgery for bursitis in his right heel, the club said.
SPORTS
October 4, 1986
The saddest thing about this year's baseball season was that neither Steve Sax nor Fernando Valenzuela had the chance to play for a big league team. BILL BARRETT Manhattan Beach
SPORTS
December 3, 1988
How many National League batters got on base more than Steve Sax last season? Sadly, the Dodgers let the catalyst out of the bag. SEAMAN JACOBS Beverly Hills
SPORTS
May 30, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Theory just doesn't add up Steve Sax and Ken Landreaux are two of Tom Lasorda's all-time favorite players, so naturally they are the butt of some of his jokes. Lasorda, on his blog, writes about one time when the Dodgers were playing in San Francisco and Sax came up to him to say he had finally figured out what the manager was trying to tell him. "I had been harping on Sax to stop hitting the ball in the air because he was a line-drive hitter," Lasorda said, "and to use all parts of the field."
SPORTS
February 8, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
In Tuesday's Morning Briefing, Steve Garvey took a playful dig at former teammate Bill Russell about his throws to first base. But it was no joke what happened to former Dodger second baseman Steve Sax for about four months in 1983, his second season in the majors. In a segment on HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" looking at mental blocks in sports, Sax talks about that period of his career.
NEWS
April 1, 2001 | MIKE PENNER
Fear not, Dodger faithful. There still remains a team out there upholding all the Dodger traditions of yore. This team builds from within. The starting shortstop, center fielder and catcher all came through the farm system. So did the bullpen stopper and 40% of the starting rotation. This team emphasizes fundamentals.
SPORTS
October 23, 1999 | ROSS NEWHAN
He is not a psychologist, but he has been there, done that, and Steve Sax knows what Chuck Knoblauch is experiencing. "He's going through exactly the same thing I went through," the former Dodger second baseman was saying Friday about the New York Yankee second baseman. "It's a classic case of a guy with a mental block and a loss of confidence."
NEWS
January 14, 1996 | Associated Press
Former major league baseball player Steve Sax, who had hoped to begin a new career in the Legislature, has announced he is dropping out of the race for the 4th Assembly District here. "I truly believe it is in the best interest of my two young children," Sax said in a statement distributed by his campaign Friday.
SPORTS
April 9, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
The announcement that Steve Sax is a candidate for a seat in the California Legislature came close enough to the first day of April that I thought somebody was playing a joke. Sax knows something about jokes. Back when he was playing baseball for the Dodgers, one day the team had lunch at a restaurant near Philadelphia owned by Tommy Lasorda's brother. A roasted pig was served with an apple in its mouth. Lasorda himself was the carver.
SPORTS
November 19, 1988
It puzzles me that, after winning the World Series with a big assist from Steve Sax and Mike Marshall, Fred Claire tried to play it fast and loose with these two great players. It is gratifying to know that Claire had a change of heart and signed Marshall, but it seems to me that Steve Sax is even more important to the team. HENRY GILMAN Lake Elsinore
NEWS
April 7, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles Dodger Steve Sax, a rookie of the year and five-time All Star, stepped up to the political plate Thursday, announcing his candidacy for a seat in the state Assembly. Sax, a Republican, hopes to succeed Assemblyman David Knowles (R-Placerville), whose tenure will end in 1996 because of term limits. Knowles represents the Northern California district spanning Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Alpine and Mono counties.
SPORTS
January 15, 1995 | Mike Downey
Vero Beach was stretching and yawning from its winter nap when Orel Hershiser and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers straggled into training camp in 1988, reporting for duty. The team had done so terribly the previous season that everywhere Hershiser looked, he saw someone new--Kirk Gibson at one locker, Mike Davis at another, Jay Howell over here and Jesse Orosco over there. So many strange faces, Hershiser figured he must have wandered into the wrong address.
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