Steve Korcheck

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Steve Korcheck
Catcher
Born: (1932-08-11)August 11, 1932
Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Died: August 26, 2016(2016-08-26) (aged 84)
Bradenton, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 1954, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1959, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average .159
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 7
Teams

Stephen Joseph "Steve" Korcheck (August 11, 1932 – August 26, 2016) was an American professional baseball player. A catcher, he appeared in 58 games over four seasons (1954–1955; 1958–59) for the Washington Senators of Major League Baseball. Korcheck batted and threw right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 205 pounds (93 kg).[1]

He joined the Senators from nearby George Washington University, where he starred in baseball and football. Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League in 1954 (third round, 35th overall selection), he chose instead a career in baseball. Interrupted by military service that cost him the 1956 and 1957 seasons,[2] that career lasted for five seasons, concluding in 1960. All told, Korcheck batted .159 in 153 MLB at bats, with 23 hits, including six doubles and one triple.

From 1980 to 1997, Korcheck served as president of State College of Florida, Manatee–Sarasota.[3]

He received a distinguished alumni achievement award from GWU in 1993.[4]

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  1. ^ "Steve Korcheck Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ Spink, J.G. Taylor, ed., The 1958 Official Baseball Register. St. Louis: The Sporting News, 1958, page 83
  3. ^ Stephen J. Korcheck, former MCC president and baseball player, dies
  4. ^ George Washington University Enclyclopedia

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