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Stephen Edward Whitaker

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 187 lb.




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Steve Whitaker was the regular right fielder for the 1967 New York Yankees. He played five years in the majors.

As a rookie in 1966, he drew notice when he slugged .491 on a team that slugged .374. He was two years younger than teammate Joe Pepitone.

He was the # 5 outfielder for the 1969 Seattle Pilots, a team made famous by Jim Bouton's book.

He is one of three major leaguers (through 2008) with the last name "Whitaker".

  • In 1967, Whitaker led all American League outfielders with six double plays.

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