Ed Odeven Reporting

611px-Devon_White_2009Former MLB outfielder Devon White in 2009. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

This interview with Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Devon White appeared in The Daily Gleaner, a Jamaican newspaper, on Sept. 7, 1998.

By Ed Odeven

PHOENIX — Devon White’s injury-plagued 1997 season ended the way baseball players dream every season would end: by winning the World Series.

The 35-year-old Kingston native helped the Florida Marlins win their first World Series — by defeating the Cleveland Indians in a thrilling six-game series.

The speedy, sure-handed center fielder went 3-for-5 with a triple and a stolen base in the Series finale. In doing so, White’s nagging injuries that limited his effectiveness and playing time during the regular season became mere afterthoughts.

White was thrilled once again to sip the sweet champagne that only arrives in the winning team’s clubhouse. His first taste of victory came as a member of the back-to-back World Champion Toronto…

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