Steve Korcheck, American baseball player, Died at 74

Stephen Joseph “Steve” Korcheck was born on August 11, 1932, and died on August 26, 2016.

He was an American professional baseball player.

His position was as a catcher, he appeared in 58 games over four seasons (1954–1955; 1958–59) for the Washington Senators of Major League Baseball.

He batted and threw right-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 205 pounds (93 kg).

Steve joined the Senators from nearby George Washington University, where he starred in baseball and football.

He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League in 1954 (third round, 35th overall selection), he chose instead a career in baseball.

He was interrupted by military service that cost him the 1956 and 1957 seasons, that career lasted for five seasons, concluding in 1960.

In his time, Korcheck batted .159 in 153 MLB at bats, with 23 hits, including six doubles and one triple.

He served as president of State College of Florida, Manatee–Sarasota, from 1980 to 1997

Steve received a distinguished alumni achievement award from GWU in 1993.

Steve Korcheck passed awat at 74 years old.