June 27, 1993 |
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.
July 21, 1994 |
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.'
October 19, 1992 |
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.
October 18, 1992 |
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.
February 1, 1994 |
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.
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.