Steve Avery

Professional Baseball Player + Pitcher
Born Apr 14, 1970

Steven Thomas Avery is an American former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who was a young star with the Atlanta Braves in the early 1990s.

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1970 Birth Born on April 14, 1970.


1988 18 Years Old Avery was the third overall selection by Atlanta in the 1988 amateur draft.


1990 20 Years Old He made his first career start on June 13, 1990 against the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium, giving up eight runs in 2 innings. … Read More
The 1991 season was a good year for both Avery and the Braves. … Read More
In 1992, Avery lowered his ERA to 3.20, but his record fell off to 11–11, mostly due to the Braves inability to score runs when he pitched.
In 1993, Avery had the best season of his career.
1995 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After struggling throughout 1995, Avery started Game Four of the 1995 NLCS with the Braves up three games to none over the Reds. … Read More
1996 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Avery missed two months with injury in 1996 and finished with a 7–10 record.
1997 27 Years Old With his career in a sudden and premature decline, Avery was granted free agency and signed with the Boston Red Sox on January 22, 1997. … Read More
1999 29 Years Old He signed a one-year contract with the Reds for the 1999 season. … Read More


2000 30 Years Old He signed with the Braves during spring training in 2000 and again during spring training in 2001, but failed to make the club each time.
2003 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Avery made a brief comeback with the Detroit Tigers team that threatened to break the 120-loss record of the 1962 New York Mets.
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