Wyoming Native Played On The Last L.A. Dodgers World Series Team
The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series for the first time since 1988. They may have never made the playoffs that year without Wyoming native Mike Devereaux.
Devereaux grew up in Casper and was a star athlete at Kelly Walsh High School. He accepted a baseball scholarship from Arizona State, where he played alongside Barry Bonds in the Sun Devils outfield.
After college, Devereaux was drafted by Los Angeles and made his big league debut in 1987. The following season, his walk-off hit helped the Dodgers clinch the National League West. They went on to upset the Oakland Athletics in the World Series.
In 1995, Devereaux was named the Most Valuable Player of the National League Championship Series and won another World Series with the Atlanta Braves. After 12 years in the majors, he retired with a .264 lifetime batting average and slugged over 100 home runs.
Along with fellow Casper native Tom Browning, Devereaux is one of only two players from Wyoming to win the World Series and the only one with two rings.