Baseball — Boston Red Sox

Steve Avery

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Steve Avery

Biography Steven Thomas Avery (born April 14, 1970) is an American former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB), perhaps best known for his time with the Atlanta Braves in the early to mid 1990s. He also pitched for the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers in his career. Career Atlanta Braves Avery was the third overall selection by Atlanta in the 1988 amateur draft. He made his first career start on June 13, 1990 against the Cincinnati Reds at Riverfront Stadium, giving up eight runs in 21⁄3 innings. He finished his rookie year with a record of...

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Larry Parrish

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Larry Parrish

Biography Larry Alton Parrish (born November 10, 1953) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and current manager of the Toledo Mud Hens. Parrish batted right-handed and played with the Montreal Expos (1974–81), Texas Rangers (1982–88) and Boston Red Sox (1988). He also played two seasons in Japan, for the Yakult Swallows (1989) and the Hanshin Tigers (1990). Playing career Making his debut in 1974 at the age of 20, Parrish became a solid hitter as a third baseman in the 1970s and 1980s, hitting 20 or more home runs in a season five times during his major league career....

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Joe Oliver

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Joe Oliver

Biography Joseph Melton Oliver (born July 24, 1965, in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and current manager in minor league baseball. During his 19-year (1983–2001) playing career, he threw and batted right-handed, stood 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and weighed 215 pounds (98 kg). Playing career Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round of the 1983 MLB Amateur Draft, Oliver would make his Major League Baseball debut with Cincinnati on July 15, 1989, and appear in his final game on October 6, 2001. Oliver was a member of the Reds team that...

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Jeff Russell

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Jeff Russell

Biography Jeffrey Lee Russell (born September 2, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played 14 years from 1983 to 1996. Russell played for the Cincinnati Reds of the National League and the Texas Rangers, Oakland A's, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians, all of the American League. He began his career as a starting pitcher with the Reds and Rangers, but was later converted into a closer. A two-time American League All-Star in 1988 and 1989, Russell finished his Major League career with 186 career saves. In 1989, as a member of the Rangers, he led the...

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