August 11, 1932|
Fayette County, Pennsylvania
|Died: August 26, 2016
|September 6, 1954, for the Washington Senators|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1959, for the Washington Senators|
|Runs batted in||7|
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).
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, 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.
He received a distinguished alumni achievement award from GWU in 1993.
- "Steve Korcheck Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
- Spink, J.G. Taylor, ed., The 1958 Official Baseball Register. St. Louis: The Sporting News, 1958, page 83
- Stephen J. Korcheck, former MCC president and baseball player, dies
- George Washington University Enclyclopedia
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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