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February 5, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
True, Laguna Beach High School has turned out many outstanding athletes . . . in volleyball and surfing, even tennis, all those sunshine sports. But what about the grime and grit games? Those sports that require perspiration, not suntan oil? The school just doesn't seem to produce those athletes. Right? Well, somehow--maybe on the way to the beach--Damon Berryhill stumbled upon a baseball career. "I liked hanging out at the beach, like everyone else," Berryhill said.
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July 21, 1994 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boston Red Sox catcher Damon Berryhill had it easy once. There was a time when he was a baseball phenom. A No. 1 draft pick. A can't-miss-kid. That guy no longer exists. In his place is the castoff. The journeyman. The guy no one really wanted but can't seem to do without. "I seem to have to prove myself every year," said Berryhill, who is 30. "I have to out-perform the next guy. There hasn't been a club say, 'You're our No. 1 catcher. Here's a three-year deal.'
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October 19, 1992 | Mike Penner and Chris Foster and Craig Stanke
LOCAL HERO: Damon Berryhill, former Laguna Beach High School and Orange Coast College standout, is the only Orange County native in the World Series. . . . Berryhill, who became the Braves' starting catcher when Greg Olson broke his ankle late in the season, batted only .167 in National League playoffs. But he opened the Series with a bang Saturday night in Game 1, hitting a three-run homer in the Braves' 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
SPORTS
June 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Two deflected grounders with two out in the ninth inning--the second a decisive run-scoring single by pinch-hitter Damon Berryhill--gave the Atlanta Braves a 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros Saturday night at Atlanta. It was Berryhill's third hit this season to win a game in the final inning. He did it April 30 with a home run in the 11th inning of a 3-2 victory over St. Louis, and again on May 31 in a 2-1 victory over San Diego.
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June 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Two deflected grounders with two out in the ninth inning--the second a decisive run-scoring single by pinch-hitter Damon Berryhill--gave the Atlanta Braves a 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros Saturday night at Atlanta. It was Berryhill's third hit this season to win a game in the final inning. He did it April 30 with a home run in the 11th inning of a 3-2 victory over St. Louis, and again on May 31 in a 2-1 victory over San Diego.
SPORTS
July 21, 1994 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Boston Red Sox catcher Damon Berryhill had it easy once. There was a time when he was a baseball phenom. A No. 1 draft pick. A can't-miss-kid. That guy no longer exists. In his place is the castoff. The journeyman. The guy no one really wanted but can't seem to do without. "I seem to have to prove myself every year," said Berryhill, who is 30. "I have to out-perform the next guy. There hasn't been a club say, 'You're our No. 1 catcher. Here's a three-year deal.'
SPORTS
October 19, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
I don't see how either one of them can win it. It's like a fight between two palookas. "He's up!" "He's down!" "Looka that eye!" First one guy's on the ropes, then the other. It's a Rocky fight. Honk if you've ever heard of Ed Sprague. This is the year of the backup catcher. This is the third consecutive game in this ballpark in the postseason decided by a, presumably, banjo-hitting reserve catcher. It was the second night in a row a home run from one of them decided the game.
SPORTS
October 18, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three days after Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was rocked by a little-known catcher from the Dominican Republic, it was shaken again Saturday by an even more unusual hero. Would you believe a surfer from Southern California? Damon Berryhill rode the wave of his life around the bases after his three-run homer in the sixth inning gave the Atlanta Braves a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of the World Series.
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February 1, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Catcher Damon Berryhill will sign a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox today. Berryhill, a Laguna Beach High School graduate, spent the last two seasons with Atlanta.
SPORTS
July 22, 1999
Laguna Beach named Mike Schubert as its baseball coach and former major league catcher Damon Berryhill as an assistant, Laguna Beach Athletic Director Jonathan Todd said Wednesday. Schubert has spent the last three seasons as a pitching coach at Division II Wisconsin Parkside. Berryhill, a Laguna Beach graduate who also attended Orange Coast College, will be a hitting and catching coach. He was a first-round draft pick, fourth overall, by the Chicago Cubs in 1984.
NEWS
October 19, 1992 | Mike Penner and Chris Foster and Craig Stanke
LOCAL HERO: Damon Berryhill, former Laguna Beach High School and Orange Coast College standout, is the only Orange County native in the World Series. . . . Berryhill, who became the Braves' starting catcher when Greg Olson broke his ankle late in the season, batted only .167 in National League playoffs. But he opened the Series with a bang Saturday night in Game 1, hitting a three-run homer in the Braves' 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
SPORTS
October 19, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
I don't see how either one of them can win it. It's like a fight between two palookas. "He's up!" "He's down!" "Looka that eye!" First one guy's on the ropes, then the other. It's a Rocky fight. Honk if you've ever heard of Ed Sprague. This is the year of the backup catcher. This is the third consecutive game in this ballpark in the postseason decided by a, presumably, banjo-hitting reserve catcher. It was the second night in a row a home run from one of them decided the game.
SPORTS
October 18, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three days after Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was rocked by a little-known catcher from the Dominican Republic, it was shaken again Saturday by an even more unusual hero. Would you believe a surfer from Southern California? Damon Berryhill rode the wave of his life around the bases after his three-run homer in the sixth inning gave the Atlanta Braves a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of the World Series.
SPORTS
February 5, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
True, Laguna Beach High School has turned out many outstanding athletes . . . in volleyball and surfing, even tennis, all those sunshine sports. But what about the grime and grit games? Those sports that require perspiration, not suntan oil? The school just doesn't seem to produce those athletes. Right? Well, somehow--maybe on the way to the beach--Damon Berryhill stumbled upon a baseball career. "I liked hanging out at the beach, like everyone else," Berryhill said.
SPORTS
February 22, 1996 | Associated Press
Cincinnati Red outfielder Thomas Howard will sit out four weeks because of a broken wrist, and catcher Damon Berryhill is expected to sit out the entire season following reconstructive surgery on his elbow. The Reds said from Plant City, Fla., that Howard broke his right wrist while carrying luggage down the stairs of his home. Berryhill had exploratory surgery on his throwing elbow late Tuesday. Dr.
SPORTS
March 17, 1996 | Associated Press
The Cincinnati Reds suffered their fourth serious injury of spring training when outfielder Eric Anthony landed hard on his right shoulder while making a catch, possibly separating it. Anthony, who bats and throws left-handed, remained on the ground for several minutes after catching Chris Gomez's fly to right field in the sixth inning of a 5-3 loss to Detroit. He left the game and got an ice pack on the shoulder. He was expected to have X-rays and an examination later Saturday.
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