Steven Russell Trout
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 4", Weight 195 lb.
- High School Thornwood High School
- Debut July 1, 1978
- Final Game June 5, 1989
- Born July 30, 1957 in Detroit, MI USA
Steve Trout pitched 12 seasons in the majors. He is the son of Dizzy Trout, also a long-time major-league pitcher. Steve spent most of his major league career with Chicago teams, pitching five seasons with the Chicago White Sox and five more with the Chicago Cubs.
Steve was born in Detroit, MI, the town in which his father had spent most of his major league career. Steve was born during his father's last major league season.
Steve attended high school in South Holland, IL and was a first-round pick by the White Sox in the 1976 amateur draft. In 1978, he went 11-7 in the minors and came up to the majors before he turned 21. Although he was briefly in the minors in 1979, he became a member of the White Sox rotation that year and went 11-8 on a team that finished well under .500.
Traded to the Cubs after the 1983 season, he was part of their division-winning effort in 1984, going 13-7. It was that year when Ryne Sandberg win the MVP award and Rick Sutcliffe was the Cy Young Award winner.
After part of a season with the New York Yankees in 1987, Steve finished out his major league career with the Seattle Mariners. Thereafter he pitched in the minors in 1990 in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
In 1987, pitching for the Cubs, Steve threw back-to-back complete game shutouts on July 6th against the San Diego Padres and July 11th against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs won both games by the score of 7-0.
He was the pitching coach of the 1995 Merrillville Muddogs.
He attempted to make a comeback at age 39 with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1997, eight years after his last big league game.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
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