Mike Squires

Mike Squires

Michael Lynn Squires (born March 5, 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball player who played for the Chicago White Sox primarily as a first baseman from 1975 and 1977 to 1985. Squires was best known as a defensive player, often coming on in late inning situations when the White Sox had a slim lead. He did not have the typical power associated with a corner infielder, never hitting more than two home runs in a season. Nonetheless, he was a valuable member of the White Sox of the early Tony LaRussa era, particularly in their 1983 AL West championship run.

On May 4, 1980, Squires caught the final inning of an 11–1 loss to the Brewers, becoming the first left-hander to play at the catcher position in Major League Baseball since Dale Long in 1958.

On August 23, 1983, he became the first left-handed third baseman in at least 50 years.

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