Friday, October 17, 2014
Steve Avery named 1991 NL Playoff MVP
Steve Avery started Game 2 and Game 6 for the Atlanta Braves against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1991 NL playoffs. He pitched 8.1 shutout innings in Game 2 striking out 9 and at one point retiring 11 straight Pirates batters. The Pirates won 1-0.
In Game 6, with the Braves trailing in the series 3 games to 2, Avery pitched 8 scoreless innings struck out 8 Pirates and the Braves won 1-0. The Braves would go on to win Game 7 and Avery was named NL Playoff MVP.