From BR Bullpen
Terry Lee Steinbach
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 195 lb.
- School University of Minnesota
- High School New Ulm High School
- Debut September 12, 1986
- Final Game October 1, 1999
- Born March 2, 1962 in New Ulm, MN USA
 Biographical Information
Terry Steinbach was signed as a 9th round pick in the 1982 amateur draft by the Oakland A's and scout Jim Perry. Steinbach was elected MVP of the 1988 All-Star Game although he was batting just .217 at midseason. His brother, Tom Steinbach, was a minor league outfielder in 1983.
He was a member of the unpredictably successful 9th round draft class of 1983, a fraternity whose members include three time All-Star and 300 save club member Jeff Montgomery, 10-year veteran Jeff Parrett, 15-year veteran and 300 home-run club member Jay Buhner, and 13-year veteran Glenallen Hill.
In 2013, Steinbach was named bench coach of the Minnesota Twins, also assuming duties as a catching instructor. He had been a spring training assistant for the Twins for 13 years before that, but had never held a coaching position in the major or minor leagues. He stayed in the position in 2014 but was dismissed after that season, along with Twins long-time manager Ron Gardenhire.
 Notable Achievements
- 1986 MVP Southern League Huntsville Stars
- 3-time AL All-Star (1988, 1989 & 1993)
- 1988 All-Star Game MVP
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1996)
- 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1996)
- 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1996)
- Won a World Series with the Oakland Athletics in 1989
 Further Reading
- Terry Steinbach (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, December 1991, pp. 85-86. 
- Terry Steinbach (as told to Al Doyle): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, July 2005, pp. 76-79.