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This Day in Georgia History

April 14, 1970

Steve Avery Born

Atlanta Braves pitching ace Steve Avery was born in Trenton, Michigan. He was drafted by the Braves in 1988 and played his rookie season in 1990. In the 1995 World Series, Avery pitched the Braves to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 4. Following the 1996 season, he signed with the Boston Red Sox, later playing with the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds. Avery retired from major league baseball after the 2003 season.