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dave sax, 1986 topps #307, red sox

Player: Sax, Dave

Card: 1986 Topps #307

Position: C

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Sacramento, CA born David John Sax is a former Major League Baseball player and the older brother of All-Star second baseman Steve Sax. He played as a catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1982–83) and Boston Red Sox (1985–87) in his brief major league career.

Perpetually underused, shortly after Dave announced his retirement, two commentators echoed sentiments offered by Steve Sax shortly before Dave’s final game in the majors. “It seems like Dave wasn’t ever in the right place at the right time,” said Norm Marks, his old coach in high school.

I thought he was a much better catcher than some people thought in the Red Sox organization,” said Walt Hriniak, Boston’s batting and first-base coach during 1986 and 1987. “Sometimes it’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Sometimes that line is very thin."

Twenty years later, Dave Sax was spending his time as a dairy distributor. He and Patsy were living near Sacramento, across the street from brother Steve, close as always.

(excerpted from SABR, BR Bullpen, and Wikipedia)


1987 Donruss #647
Image from SABR.org


Dave Sax is part of the Born in San Fran/Oakland/Sacramento Tour – Go to the Next Stop

Dave is also part of the Topps Card Tour – 1986 Topps – Go to the Next Stop

Dave is also part of the LA/Brooklyn Dodgers Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

Dave is also part of the Boston Red Sox Player Tour – Go to the Next Stop

See all Dave’s baseball cards at TCDB

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