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October 19, 1991 | KEN ROSENTHAL, BALTIMORE SUN
Strange as this might sound, the last thing the Baltimore Orioles wanted in the 1988 draft was a chance to take a high school left-hander named Steve Avery in the first round. In fact, they gasped with relief when the Atlanta Braves selected Avery with the third overall choice, enabling them to pick Auburn's Gregg Olson at No. 4.
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May 15, 2003 | From Associated Press
Steve Avery couldn't have asked for much more. Avery earned his first major league win in four years when the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics, 2-1, Wednesday night. Brandon Inge hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to win it for Detroit. Avery (1-0) came in with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth and struck out Scott Hatteberg to end the inning. "To come in in that situation was pretty exciting," Avery said. "Especially with the bases loaded. I need every [win] I can get now."
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September 20, 1991 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he left the mound in Atlanta last Sunday after having pitched the Braves to a four-hit, 9-1 victory over the Dodgers, 21-year-old Steve Avery looked into that frenzied sea of red tomahawks, smiled, and couldn't resist hurling his cap to the approving tribe behind the dugout. Avery takes the mound again tonight at Dodger Stadium in another pivotal game in the battle between the Braves and Dodgers for the National League West lead.
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May 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
Even though he didn't feel at his best, Steve Avery was still too strong for a weakened San Diego Padre lineup. Avery (3-3) and Scott Williamson combined on a two-hitter as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Padres, 6-2, Sunday for their seventh victory in eight games. Eddie Taubensee was three for three and drove in three runs. Michael Tucker had three hits and scored three times, and pinch-hitter Dmitri Young delivered a two-run single for Cincinnati.
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August 11, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During their long, muggy weekend here, the Dodgers would have likened a victory to a run through a sprinkler. Monday, stunningly, they experienced both. After an eruption of the infield sprinklers with two out in the fifth inning, the Dodgers completed a night of the bizarre with a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves, ending the Braves' nine-game win streak. One minute, Ramon Martinez and Carlos Hernandez were sticking their heads under geysers of water.
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September 3, 1996 | Associated Press
The Yankees designated right-handed pitcher Wally Whitehurst for assignment to make room on their 40-man roster for David Cone. . . . The Atlanta Braves activated pitcher Steve Avery off the disabled list and said Greg Maddux will have his next start pushed back because of a tender hamstring.
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August 13, 1996 | Associated Press
Atlanta Braves left-hander Steve Avery, on the disabled list because of a pulled left oblique muscle, may have aggravated the injury after only four pitches in a rehabilitation start for double-A Greenville of the Southern League. The Seattle Mariners activated designated hitter Edgar Martinez, a two-time American League batting champion, from the 15-day disabled list.
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September 2, 1997 | Associated Press
Steve Avery has been removed from the Boston Red Sox rotation, one start short of automatically earning a $3.9 million contract for 1998. Avery, signed in the off-season to help offset the free-agent departure of Roger Clemens, is 6-6 with a 6.57 earned-run average. Injured for much of the season, he is making $4.85 million this year. Avery was guaranteed a $3.9-million contract for 1998 if he made 18 starts.
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May 7, 1997
Left-hander Steve Avery was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday by the Boston Red Sox, who activated right-hander Tim Wakefield. Avery, who strained his groin Saturday at Texas, is 2-1 with a 5.87 earned-run average in six starts. Wakefield (1-1), who reported stiffness in his right elbow during his last start April 14, will take Avery's turn in the rotation Thursday against Minnesota.
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September 2, 1997 | Associated Press
Steve Avery has been removed from the Boston Red Sox rotation, one start short of automatically earning a $3.9 million contract for 1998. Avery, signed in the off-season to help offset the free-agent departure of Roger Clemens, is 6-6 with a 6.57 earned-run average. Injured for much of the season, he is making $4.85 million this year. Avery was guaranteed a $3.9-million contract for 1998 if he made 18 starts.
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July 22, 1997 | From Associated Press
Steve Avery flirted with a no-hitter for five innings and won his second consecutive start as the Boston Red Sox took three of four from the Indians in Cleveland with a 3-1 victory Monday night. Avery (4-2), who hasn't pitched a complete game since May, 1996 with Atlanta, didn't allow a hit until Julio Franco lined a clean single to center leading off the sixth. The left-hander allowed one run and four hits in 7 2/3 innings, pitching into the seventh for the third straight time.
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May 7, 1997
Left-hander Steve Avery was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday by the Boston Red Sox, who activated right-hander Tim Wakefield. Avery, who strained his groin Saturday at Texas, is 2-1 with a 5.87 earned-run average in six starts. Wakefield (1-1), who reported stiffness in his right elbow during his last start April 14, will take Avery's turn in the rotation Thursday against Minnesota.
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December 24, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Boston Red Sox will sign free-agent pitcher Steve Avery to a one-year, $4.2-million contract, hoping to strengthen a pitching staff that lost Roger Clemens, ESPN reported. Avery, 26, a left-hander, struggled through an injury-marred season with the Atlanta Braves in 1996, compiling a 7-10 record with a 4.47 earned-run average. Red Sox spokesman Kevin Shea said an agreement hasn't been reached.
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October 23, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They talk about the Big Three of Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine as one of baseball's best ever, but it was once a Big Four in which Steve Avery was as big as his pitching partners. Now Denny Neagle, the trade-deadline acquisition from the Pittsburgh Pirates, will pitch for the Atlanta Braves tonight in Game 4 of the World Series, while Avery sits, roots and ponders his likely departure from Atlanta as a free agent.
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September 3, 1996 | Associated Press
The Yankees designated right-handed pitcher Wally Whitehurst for assignment to make room on their 40-man roster for David Cone. . . . The Atlanta Braves activated pitcher Steve Avery off the disabled list and said Greg Maddux will have his next start pushed back because of a tender hamstring.
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May 15, 2003 | From Associated Press
Steve Avery couldn't have asked for much more. Avery earned his first major league win in four years when the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics, 2-1, Wednesday night. Brandon Inge hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to win it for Detroit. Avery (1-0) came in with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth and struck out Scott Hatteberg to end the inning. "To come in in that situation was pretty exciting," Avery said. "Especially with the bases loaded. I need every [win] I can get now."
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July 22, 1997 | From Associated Press
Steve Avery flirted with a no-hitter for five innings and won his second consecutive start as the Boston Red Sox took three of four from the Indians in Cleveland with a 3-1 victory Monday night. Avery (4-2), who hasn't pitched a complete game since May, 1996 with Atlanta, didn't allow a hit until Julio Franco lined a clean single to center leading off the sixth. The left-hander allowed one run and four hits in 7 2/3 innings, pitching into the seventh for the third straight time.
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August 13, 1996 | Associated Press
Atlanta Braves left-hander Steve Avery, on the disabled list because of a pulled left oblique muscle, may have aggravated the injury after only four pitches in a rehabilitation start for double-A Greenville of the Southern League. The Seattle Mariners activated designated hitter Edgar Martinez, a two-time American League batting champion, from the 15-day disabled list.
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July 28, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN
The Atlanta Braves put Steve Avery on the disabled list Tuesday because of a pulled muscle on the left side of his rib cage. Put it in headlines.
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