Steven James Bourgeois
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 220 lb.
- School Delgado Community College, Northeast Louisiana University
- High School Riverside Academy
- Debut April 3, 1996
- Final Game September 28, 1996
- Born August 4, 1972 in Lutcher, LA USA
Steve Bourgeois pitched one year in the majors, and had a long minor league career which lasted until 2007.
Born in Louisiana, he attended high school and college in that state. Picked in the 21st round in the 1993 amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants, he debuted in the minors with the Everett Giants in the Northwest League, where he had a 5-3 record with a 4.21 ERA as a starter. He racked up 77 strikeouts in 77 innings. In 1994, he was mostly with the Clinton Giants in the Midwest League, going 8-5 with an ERA of 3.64, and also had 7 games with the San Jose Giants in the California League, going 4-0 with a 5.40 ERA. All his games were starts. In 1995, he had success in Double A with the Shreveport Captains of the Texas League, going 12-3 with a 2.85 ERA. He was named Texas League Pitcher of the Year. He was moved to the Phoenix Firebirds in the Pacific Coast League for 6 games, going 1-1 with a 3.37 ERA.
In 1996, he continued in Phoenix, pitching mostly as a starter. His record was 8-6 with a 3.62 ERA. That got him his shot at the majors, where he appeared in 15 games, of which 5 were starts. He also finished 4 games. His record was 1-3, with an ERA of 6.30. It was the only time his ERA had risen over 4.21, except for a brief stint with San Jose.
He didn't get another chance in the big leagues. The next year, 1997, he was in the Colorado Rockies organization with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, where he was to spend three years. His first year he went 9-7 with a 5.99 ERA, starting only around half of his games. In 1998 he went 5-7 with a 5.57 ERA, starting only about one third of his games, and giving up 62 walks in 114 innings. He was not in American professional baseball in 1999, but in 2000, he appeared with Colorado Springs in 9 games, posting a record of 2-3 with a 5.11 ERA.
He came back in 2003 in independent baseball, pitching first for the Houma Hawks and then for the Baton Rouge Riverbats. He was a starter for both teams, posting an overall record of 6-5. From 2005 to 2007 he pitched for the Saltillo Saraperos in the Mexican League, going 8-4 with a 3.58 ERA the first year, and 10-5 with a 4.75 ERA the second year, and 1-2, 4.64 the final year.