Steve Swisher

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Steve Swisher
Catcher
Born: (1951-08-09) August 9, 1951 (age 63)
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 14, 1974 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1982 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Batting average .216
Home runs 20
Runs batted in 124
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Steven Eugene "Steve" Swisher (born August 9, 1951) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, and San Diego Padres from 1974 to 1982. Swisher was elected to the 1976 National League All-Star team with the Cubs but did not play in the game. He is the father of Cleveland Indians first baseman Nick Swisher.

College[edit]

Steve Swisher attended Ohio University for a degree in education and played baseball. He was named an All-American.

Draft[edit]

Steve Swisher was drafted in the first round in June 1973 by the Chicago White Sox. He was traded to the Cubs in December, along with pitcher Steve Stone, for third baseman Ron Santo.

Managerial career[edit]

The Cleveland Indians organization made Swisher a minor league baseball manager in 1986 for the Buffalo Bisons.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
First Manager
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Manager
1988
Succeeded by
Mike Hargrove