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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer Sun staff writer Milton Kent contributed to this article | June 16, 1994
Consistent with his pattern for the season, Orioles center fielder Mike Devereaux started to break out of a slump and went down with an injury last night.Devereaux left last night's 8-4 victory in the fifth inning, after he pulled his right hamstring muscle attempting to score on a fly ball to short center field.He said he felt the muscle pull about halfway down the line, before he was tagged out by Yankees catcher Jim Leyritz.Will the injury land Devereaux on the disabled list?"I'll know more [today]
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | August 26, 2009
He hit the first Orioles home run in Camden Yards history in 1992, but that poke is long forgotten. What Baltimore fondly recalls of Mike Devereaux is his game-winning homer in the summer of 1989 during the Orioles' improbable push for the American League East pennant. By the All-Star break, those Birds seemed a team of destiny, a ragtag bunch that could do no wrong. Devereaux proved that. On July 15, in a game fixed in the minds of Orioles fans, the rookie slammed a walk-off two-run homer that curled around the left-field foul pole at Memorial Stadium and gave the home team an 11-9 comeback victory over the California Angels.
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By Jim Henneman | November 20, 1992
Orioles center fielder Mike Devereaux finished seventh in yesterday's American League Most Valuable Player voting with one second-place and three third-place votes and was delighted to be among such distinguished company."
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 7, 1997
In a decision with important implications for professional athletes in Maryland, a hearing officer this week cleared Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson and former outfielder Mike Devereaux of claims they owed back taxes and said neither man should have been taxed as a resident.The decision may clear up an ambiguity in Maryland's taxation of athletes, where the state had argued that many players should be taxed as residents if they keep a home here year-round.Anderson claims residency in Nevada, where he owns a house, not Maryland, where he has an apartment with rented furniture.
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By KEN ROSENTHAL | September 23, 1993
CLEVELAND -- The Orioles will be tempted to trade Mike Devereaux this winter. They can envision Devereaux bringing them a quality starting pitcher. They can fantasize about adding a proven impact player. They can even project an outfield of Brady Anderson, Jeffrey Hammonds and Mark McLemore.The scenarios are intriguing, but assistant GM Doug Melvin has warned that the Orioles should think twice about trading Devereaux or Anderson before they become free agents in 1994. Given Hammonds' uncertain status, and Devereaux's belief that can rebound from an off-year, Melvin is right.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 3, 1991
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Center fielder Mike Devereaux refuses to let up. He came to spring training to prove he can be a dependable leadoff man and he's done nothing to hurt his case.Devereaux reached base four times in five trips to the plate yesterday, as the Baltimore Orioles scored a 10-5 Grapefruit League victory over the Atlanta Braves at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium.The numbers tell the whole story. Devereaux has a .393 batting average and a .466 on-base percentage in preseason competition.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | August 24, 1992
Johnny Oates had contemplated the move for a month. The Orioles manager didn't want to break up the top of his lineup, considering that Brady Anderson and Mike Devereaux were in the midst of career seasons.But Oates had to do something, not only to take the pressure off a struggling Cal Ripken but to get more production from the entire middle of the batting order. The hotter Devereaux got, the more runs he drove in, the more obvious it became to Oates.So shortly after he arrived at Camden Yards last Friday, Oates pulled the trigger.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | May 28, 1993
NEW YORK -- Center fielder Mike Devereaux still is feeling some aftereffects from the injury that sidelined him for more than three weeks, but he said yesterday he had no reservations about returning to the lineup earlier than expected."
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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | June 10, 1994
BOSTON -- You get hit in the face with a pitched baseball and it messes with your head. Not just the exterior, either."You could say that," Orioles center fielder Mike Devereaux said.He should know.A fastball thrown by the Cleveland Indians' Chad Ogea hit Devereaux on the left cheek May 8. It sent him to his knees and brought blood flowing out of his mouth and onto the turf. He was back in the lineup the next night, swollen cheek and all, wearing a specially designed protective earflap.Within days, all visible signs of the beaning had disappeared.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,Sun Staff Writer | April 5, 1994
Mike Devereaux came to spring training with a sprained ankle, and things went downhill from there. First, he was moved from center field to right. Then, in the first inning of the exhibition season opener, he ran face-first into a chain-link fence while chasing a fly ball, a mishap that earned him several stitches.Baltimore manager Johnny Oates' outfield experiment -- he also temporarily shifted Brady Anderson from left to center and Jeffrey Hammonds from right to left -- has long been abandoned.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1996
Mike Devereaux's trip to the bulletin board outside manager Davey Johnson's office often ends in disappointment.Devereaux checks the lineup card posted there before every game, hoping to find his name next to "lf" -- left field. Devereaux found his name there Aug. 27, but not again until the last day of the season in a meaningless game.Last night, his routine was interrupted. Johnson told Devereaux he would be in left field for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, enabling B. J. Surhoff to rest his sore right knee and left hamstring.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1996
Mike Devereaux's trip to the bulletin board outside manager Davey Johnson's office often ends in disappointment.Devereaux checks the lineup card posted there before every game, hoping to find his name next to "lf" -- left field. Devereaux found his name there Aug. 27, but not again until the last day of the season in a meaningless game.Last night, his routine was interrupted. Johnson told Devereaux he would be in left field for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, enabling B. J. Surhoff to rest his sore right knee and left hamstring.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | June 22, 1996
Mike Devereaux is grateful for the World Series ring he won with the Atlanta Braves last year, but he says it may have changed the way he is perceived.Devereaux was a starter virtually his entire career before joining the Braves in a platoon role late last season. Now, he is fighting for an everyday job with the Orioles."I knew when I signed here it was not meant for me to be a starter, but I thought I had a good chance to change that," Devereaux said. "I can see that I'm thought of differently since going to Atlanta.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Orioles manager Davey Johnson had a couple of surprises left after all. He announced yesterday that slugger Bobby Bonilla would start the 1996 season as the designated hitter and newly acquired Tony Tarasco would be in right field on Opening Day.Bonilla opened the exhibition season in right field and spent the past few weeks working steadily at third base, leaving room for speculation that he would play regularly at one of those...
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | February 19, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If there was any question about Mike Devereaux's enthusiasm about returning to the Orioles, it disappeared yesterday, when he appeared in camp several days early."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | January 12, 1996
Mike Devereaux took the scenic route. He went from the Orioles to the Chicago White Sox, from the White Sox to the Atlanta Braves, and from there to a starring role in the National League Championship Series. Then on to his first World Series.And, strangely enough, that long and winding road has led back to Baltimore, where Devereaux hopes to help his once and future teammates go the same distance in 1996.Devereaux agreed to a one-year contract yesterday to rejoin the team he left as a free agent little more than a year ago. He'll earn about $700,000 to be the club's No. 4 outfielder and sometime designated hitter, but he hopes he can parlay that into a more regular role.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Writer | September 26, 1994
Tampa, Fla. -- Mike Devereaux slaps at the ball and pounds it into the ground. It has been more than six weeks since he took a real swing, and it shows.Herschel, a chocolate Labrador retriever with outstanding range, dutifully runs it down and proves that man's best friend is also his best critic. He returns with his tail fanning the warm Florida air, obviously happy for the odd circumstances that have put both of them here.If only Devereaux could be so carefree. The season-killing baseball strike has brought him home, and it also has set him adrift.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Writer | February 12, 1994
Center fielder Mike Devereaux avoided an arbitration hearing yesterday when he came to terms with the Orioles on a one-year contract worth $3.375 million plus incentives and a trade bonus.Devereaux traveled to Chicago with agent Ray Anderson for a hearing to determine whether he would earn $3.95 million or accept the club's offer of $3.125 million, but compromised with the club just minutes before the case was to go before an arbitrator."Arbitration is a last resort," Anderson said. "You want to try and do something before that because the process doesn't leave the parties with the best of feelings toward each other."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | January 11, 1996
The Orioles have reached a fork in the road in their search for another veteran outfielder.The club could spend nearly $5 million over two years to sign multi-talented Tony Phillips, or sign a No. 4 outfielder -- perhaps former Oriole Mike Devereaux -- for significantly less.General manager Pat Gillick said yesterday that the club has at least one offer out, and agent Tony Attanasio confirmed last night that it was extended to Phillips, the spark plug of the explosive California Angels offense last year.
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By Ken Rosenthal | January 4, 1996
The Orioles want a reserve outfielder who can hit left-handed pitching for power.Why not Mike Devereaux?Jerome Walton was the Orioles' first choice, but he signed a one-year, $500,000 contract yesterday with Atlanta, saying he turned down a "substantially higher" offer from the Orioles to play closer to his home in Fairburn, Ga.Devereaux, 32, apparently is seeking $1 million. The world champion Braves didn't want him at that price, even though he was MVP of the National League Championship Series.
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