Steve Staggs

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Steve Staggs
Second baseman
Born: (1951-05-06) May 6, 1951 (age 65)
Anchorage, Alaska
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 1977, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
June 20, 1978, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .255
Hits 94
Triples 8
Teams

Stephen Robert Staggs (born May 6, 1951) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for two seasons. He played 72 games for the Toronto Blue Jays during the 1977 Toronto Blue Jays season and 47 games for the Oakland Athletics during the 1978 Oakland Athletics season.

Major League Career[edit]

Toronto Blue Jays (1977)[edit]

Staggs was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the third round of the 1971 MLB Draft, and remained in their minor league system through the 1976 season. On November 5, 1976, the Toronto Blue Jays selected Staggs in the 1976 MLB expansion draft.

Staggs made his Major League Baseball debut on July 1, 1977, going 2 for 5 in an 11-8 loss to the Texas Rangers. Staggs first career hit was a home run off of Rangers pitcher Doyle Alexander. Staggs finished the season appearing in 72 games with Toronto, batting .259 with 2 HR and 28 RBI.

On March 25, 1978, the Blue Jays traded Staggs to the Oakland Athletics for Sheldon Mallory.

Oakland Athletics (1978)[edit]

Staggs saw little playing time with the Oakland Athletics during the 1978 season, as he hit .244 with 0 HR and 0 RBI in 47 games with the Athletics.

Staggs would not play in MLB again, as he spent the 1979 season with the Denver Bears of the American Association before retiring.

Major League Career (1977-1978)[edit]

Staggs appeared in 119 career games, as he hit .255 with 2 HR and 28 RBI during his career.

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