Steve Lyons

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Stephen John Lyons

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Biographical Information[edit]

In Chicago's annual exhibition game between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, Steve Lyons played one inning at every position, including pitcher. He is in fact one of the few players in major league history to have played every position at least twice - a number of players have played all positions, but this usually includes a single token appearance at one or more of these.

In a league game, he slid into first base, called time to wipe the dirt off himself, totally forgot where he was, and started taking off his pants to get the dirt out of them. The roar of the crowd quickly brought the embarrassed hitter back to reality and he pulled them up.

He worked as a television broadcaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks and for Fox Broadcasting. On October 14, 2006, he was fired by Fox for making a racially insensitive comment directed at colleague Lou Piniella's Hispanic heritage on the air during Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. Lyons had been suspended without pay two years earlier for criticizing Shawn Green for abiding by his religion's laws and not playing on Yom Kippur.

Steve appeared as a player in the 1994 movie Major League 2 and also appeared as himself on one episode of "Arli$$" in 2000.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Donna L. Halper: "Steve Lyons", in Bill Nowlin and Leslie Heaphy, ed.: The 1986 Boston Red Sox: There Was More Than Game 6, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2016. pp. 117-124 ISBN 978-1-943816-19-4
  • Steve Lyons: The Psycho 100: Baseball's Most Outrageous Moments, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2009.

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