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Stephen Kahn
Born: (1983-12-14) December 14, 1983 (age 37)
Fullerton, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Stephen Kahn
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Representing  United States
World University Championship
Gold medal – first place 2004 Tainan Team

Stephen James Kahn (born, December 14, 1983 in Fullerton, California) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Kahn was drafted in the fifth round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners.[1] Kahn attended Servite High School and then Loyola Marymount University prior to being drafted. He was signed by scouts Greg Whitworth, Dennis Gonsalves and Phil Pote.

Kahn was a member of the 2004 United States national baseball team.[2] He was ranked as the ninth best prospect in the Mariners' organization by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 2006.[3] Kahn's pitching repertoire includes a 93 to 96-mph four-seam fastball and a curveball.[4]

Amateur career

High school

Kahn attended Servite High School in Anaheim, California. He earned three varsity letters and was voted Most Valuable Player his freshman year. In his senior season he served as the team's captain. He was drafted in the eight round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers but did not sign.[5]


In 2003 with Loyola Marymount University, he went 5-4 with a 4.98 ERA in 25 games. He was the West Coast Conference pitcher of the year in 2004. In 2005 with them, he went 5-6 with a 5.60 ERA in 17 games.[5]

He was named West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2004 and was selected to Team USA where he became a gold medalist at the World University Baseball Championship in Tainan, Taiwan. He was also named as an All-WCC first-team selection. Baseball America named him a top-ten college pitcher.[5] He was also named a 2005 Pre-season All-American by Baseball America.[6] On May 6, 2005 he was named the WCC Player of the Week.[7]

Professional career

Seattle Mariners

He began his professional career in 2005, playing for the AZL Mariners in one game and the Short-Season Everett AquaSox, appearing in 17 games. Kahn made his Short-Season debut on July 30 and gave-up three runs in one inning pitched.[8] He finished fourth in the Northwest League with 14 saves and recorded saves in nine consecutive relief appearances from July 31 to August 17, allowing only one run in nine innings of work. He played in the post-season with the Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League.[9]

In 2006, he played for the Class-A Advanced Inland Empire 66ers and the Double-A San Antonio Missions. He made 20 appearances for the 66ers, going 2-0 with a 1.95 ERA. However, in 31 games for the Missions, he went 1-3 with a 6.23 ERA. He played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League.[10] He was named an Arizona Fall League Rising Star during his time in the AFL.[11] He played for the Cardenales de Lara in the 2007 Venezuelan Winter League.

He only played in one game since 2006, as he damaged an ACL in early 2007 and he damaged his other in 2008.[12] He did however get an invitation to spring training in 2008 but was reassigned in the first round of cuts.[13][14] He also played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League in at the end of the '08 going 0-1 with one save and an 8.79 ERA in 10 appearances.[15] He was added to the 40-man roster on November 20, 2008.[16][17]

Kahn was sidelined this season with right shoulder inflammation, and missed 2007 and 2008 with a pair of knee injuries.[18] He was re-signed by the Mariners on February 21, 2009.[19] He was released by the Mariners on September 13, 2009.[18][20] In early-November 2010, the Mariners re-signed Kahn.[21]


  1. ^ "M's Select Catcher With No. 3 Pick In Baseball Draft". KOMO. June 7, 2005. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  2. ^ "LMU's Stephen Kahn Added To 2004 USA Baseball National Team". June 29, 2004. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  3. ^ Jason A. Churchill (May 9, 2006). "Farm Report: Lefties on the rise". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  4. ^ Jason A. Churchill (August 22, 2006). "Farm Report: Pitching in the pipeline". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  5. ^ a b c "Men's Baseball". Loyola Marymount University. Loyola Marymount University. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  6. ^ "Kahn Named Preseason All-American". CSTV. January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
  7. ^ "Back to Coast Division Play at Page Stadium". CSTV. May 6, 2005. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
  8. ^ Team, From (July 30, 2005). "Dust Devils hammer Everett". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
  9. ^ Joe Kaiser (September 13, 2005). "Mariners system stocked at catcher, short, second base". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
  10. ^ Chip Haunss (October 13, 2006). "AFL roster features Nomar's brother". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  11. ^ Kirby Arnold (October 26, 2006). "Mariners Notebook: Team May Pass on Expensive Japanese Pitcher Matsuzaka". Kitsap Sun. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  12. ^ David Andriesen (February 24, 2009). "Mariners Notebook: Kahn: Pitcher without a mound". Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  13. ^ Jim Street (January 17, 2008). "Mariners invite 18 to Spring Training". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  14. ^ Gregg Bell (March 13, 2008). "No surprises in first round of Mariners cuts". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  15. ^ Bob Sherwin (August 29, 2007). "Notes: Ichiro to face wrath of Tribe fans". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  16. ^ "Seattle Mariners make seven roster moves on 40-man roster". Major League Baseball. November 20, 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  17. ^ "O'Flaherty of Walla Walla claimed off waivers by Braves". November 21, 2008. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  18. ^ a b Jim Street (September 13, 2009). "Mariners promote three from Triple-A". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  19. ^ "Mariners spring signings update". Major League Baseball. February 21, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  20. ^ "Mariners add 3 from Triple-A". The Associated Press. September 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-08.
  21. ^ Eddy, Matt (10 November 2010). "Minor League Transactions: Nov. 1-8". Baseball America. Baseball America, Inc. Retrieved 17 November 2010.

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