Steve Souchock

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Stephen Souchock

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2½", Weight 203 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Steve Souchock played eight seasons in the major leagues.

Steve played semi-pro ball before being signed by the New York Yankees. He played for Greensburg, Easton, Akron, Norfolk, and Binghamton, where he was Eastern League MVP in 1942.

Souchock played a bit of service ball before becoming a tank commander. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts during the Battle of the Bulge. He missed three years of baseball due to the war, but within six months of his discharge he made his major league debut at age 27, hitting .302 as a rookie for the Yankees in 1946.

Most of his major league career was spent with the Detroit Tigers, where he slugged .492 from 1951 to 1953. In each of those years, he had the second-highest slugging percentage on the team.

Souchock managed in the minor leagues from 1955 to 1963, then scouted for the Yankees from 1964 to 1974. He also scouted for the Detroit Tigers from 1988 into at least the mid-1990s.

Sources include: Steve Souchock at Baseball in Wartime.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1955 Little Rock Travelers Southern Association 32-43 8th Detroit Tigers replaced Bob Mavis (20-59) on June 27
1956 Little Rock Travelers/Montgomery Rebels Southern Association 53-101 8th none
1957 Binghamton Triplets New York-Penn League 85-55 1st New York Yankees Lost in 1st round
1958 Binghamton Triplets New York-Penn League 66-68 6th New York Yankees
1959 Richmond Virginians International League 76-78 4th New York Yankees
1960 Richmond Virginians International League 82-70 2nd New York Yankees Lost in 1st round
1961 Amarillo Gold Sox Texas League -- New York Yankees -- interim for Sheriff Robinson
June 25 to July 9
1962 Greensboro Yankees Carolina League 13-12 5th New York Yankees replaced Vern Rapp (52-63) on August 11
1963 Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League 7-13 -- New York Yankees replaced Pinky May on June 5
replaced by Cloyd Boyer on June 30

Souchock also managed for the New York Yankees in the Florida Instructional League in 1958, 1965, 1967, 1968, and 1969 and Florida East Coast Instructional League in 1964.

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