Former major leaguer Steve Sax has consigned memorabilia from his playing career to auction with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the foundation named for his late son, John.
Sax, who was part of two World Series championship teams with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was selected to five All-Star teams, has turned over more than three dozen items to SCP Auctions, where they will be part of the company’s upcoming Spring Premier Auction.
Both of Sax’s 1981 and 1988 World Series rings will be offered as well as his player trophies from those titles and all five of his All-Star rings.
A memorable moment in Sax’s career was when he stood in the on-deck circle as Kirk Gibson hit his legendary home run off Dennis Eckersley in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. Sax’s game worn, signed and inscribed jersey from that game will also be offered at auction.
Sax’s 1982 Rookie of the Year trophy will be up for bids as well.
A portion of the proceeds from the collection will benefit the foundation named for Steve Sax’s son John, who was one of five U.S. Marines who died in a training flight crash last year in California. The Capt. John J. Sax Foundation “serves to support those who choose to further their education, exploration and passion for flight.”
The 1982 National League Rookie of the Year, Sax retired in 1994. He hit .281 for his career, collecting over 1,900 hits. He currently hosts the ‘Sax in the Morning’ podcast.
Bidding in the 2023 Spring Premier begins April 12 and concludes April 29 at SCPAuctions.com.