Comer was said to have three pitching speeds – slow, slower, and reverse. Relying on his changeup, Steve led all righthanded pitchers with 17 wins in 1979. A sore shoulder curtailed Comer in 1980, but he fashioned one more good season in relief the following year. Steve was handicapped by having no other pitches to complement his change. He became pitching coach of the Indians in 1987.