- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- School Central Missouri State University
- High School Van Horn High School
- Born ~1949
Steve Eckinger played two seasons in the minors.
In college, Eckinger hit .337 with 21 homers and was named the NCAA Division II All-American at third base in 1971. He also starred in football, passing for 4,680 yards and 37 touchdowns and one bowl game. He was honorable mention All-American in football in 1970. As of 1995, he was the only All-American in both baseball and football in school history.
The Washington Senators took him in the 12th round of the 1971 amateur draft. He hit .281/.324/.392 for the Burlington Senators while fielding .909 at the hot corner. In 1972, he played for the Burlington Rangers (.273/.367/.375 in 47 G) and Pittsfield Rangers (.191/.282/.265 in 41 G). On the organizational depth chart, he was behind Mike Cubbage, Pete Mackanin, Bill Madlock and Roy Howell, and he was gone at year's end.