Yeager was born in Huntington West Virginia on November 24, 1948, and spent 14 of the 15 seasons of his Major League Baseball career, from 1972 through 1985, with the Dodgers. His last year, 1986, he played for the Seattle Mariners. Yeager once hit two grand slams in one high school game at Meadowdale High School (Ohio) in Dayton, Ohio.
In the beginning of August 1972, Yeager got "the call" to the majors, and made his major league debut on the 2nd. In his first-third of a season he would make 106 plate appearances in 35 games, bat .274, and drive in 15 runs on 29 hits, while scoring 18 total runs.
--Yeager is a nephew of pilot Chuck Yeager.
--Known for his flashy lifestyle as a player, when he got married on the steps of LA's City Hall, then Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley was best man at his wedding.
--Yeager served as technical advisor and also had a small role, as Coach Duke Temple, in Major League, Major League II, and Major League: Back to the Minors.
--After his playing career, Yeager converted to Judaism.