The KC Sox Leadership has extensive baseball experience in both coaching and playing the game of baseball.
Steve Renko III
KC Sox Baseball Club Founder/Senior Director of Player Personnel & Baseball Operations
Steve is the manger of the 11U AAA KC Sox. He attended The University of Kansas.
Steve Renko Jr.
Senior Advisor in Baseball Operations
Steve Renko Jr. graduated in 1962 from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas. Drafted out of high school by the New York Yankees, Steve Jr. decided to attended The University of Kansas. He became a three-sport athlete for the Kansas Jayhawks, starring for KU in baseball, basketball and football during the 1960s. In 1965 Renko was drafted by the Oakland Raider and again in MLB’s 24th roundby the New York Mets. He made his major league debut June 27, 1969, for the Montreal Expos. During his 15-year career in the major leagues, Renko won 134 games for the Expos, Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Oakland A’s, Boston Red Sox, California Angels and hometown Kansas City Royals. Renko’s best year came in 1973 for Montreal when he went 15-11 with a 2.81 ERA, which was the seventh-best mark in the National League. Renko pitched nearly 2,500 innings in the majors and finished his career with 57 complete games. A good hitting pitcher, Renko was the last pitcher to bat seventh or higher in a major league game until it was duplicated 32 years later in 2005. At Kansas he lettering in Baseball, Basketball and Football. He remains the last “three sport letterman” at the University of Kansas. Steve Jr. would go on to a 12 year minor league coaching career before he retired in 2008.