He was Cincinnati’s worst nightmare in 1995. Mike Devereaux delivered two big blows to the World Series hopes of the Reds that year.
His clutch run-scoring hit in the 11th inning of Game One of the National League Championship Series lifted Atlanta to a 2-1 win.
Three games later, Devereaux crushed a three-run homer in a 6-0 victory that clinched the NL crown for the Braves, who went on to defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.
Funny how things work out sometimes. Devereaux, the MVP of the 1995 NLCS, now works for the Reds. He’s the hitting coach for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Cincinnati’s Double-A affiliate.
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