Terry Steinbach

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Terry Steinbach
Minnesota Twins – No. 36
Born: (1962-03-02) March 2, 1962 (age 52)
New Ulm, Minnesota
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 12, 1986 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1999 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Batting average .271
Home runs 162
Runs batted in 745

As a player

As a coach

Career highlights and awards

Terry Lee Steinbach (born March 2, 1962 in New Ulm, Minnesota) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for 14 years from 1986 to 1999. He was drafted in 1980 out of New Ulm High School by the Cleveland Indians. He made his major league debut on September 12, 1986 against the Cleveland Indians when he homered off of Greg Swindell in his first major league at-bat. He went on to be the starting catcher for Oakland Athletics teams that won three straight American League pennants from 1988 to 1990, and the World Series in 1989. After leaving the A's following his career year in 1996, he played his last three years with the Minnesota Twins.

All Star[edit]

He was elected to the American League All-Star team 3 times (1988, 1989 and 1993). His 1988 selection was highly controversial because Steinbach had posted modest numbers in the first half of the season. However, during the game he accounted for both AL runs with a home run and sacrifice fly, and was named the game's MVP.

Steinbach caught two no-hitters during his career (Dave Stewart in 1990, Eric Milton in 1999).


From 2008 to 2012, Steinbach was a coach for the Wayzata High School boys varsity baseball team in Plymouth, Minnesota. Steinbach's son Lucas played with the team during this time before graduating in June 2012.[1] On October 22, 2012, Steinbach was hired as the bench coach and catching instructor for the Minnesota Twins.[2]


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