Where are they now: Former Diamondbacks outfielder Devon White

Devon White was an outfielder on the Arizona Diamondbacks inaugural season team in 1998. Today, he is a coach for the Buffalo Bison, the Triple-A affiliate of the Blue Jays.

White was drafted by the California Angels in the 6th round of the 1981 draft and he made his big league debut in 1985.  White made his presence known in 1987 when he hit 24 home runs and stole 32 bases. He won his first of seven Gold Gloves in 1988 and became one of the few players in baseball history to get on first base then score by stealing second base, third base, and home on September 9, 1989.

White was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays going into the 1991 season and won the World Series in 1992 and 1993. He signed with the Florida Marlins in 1996 and proved he still has some juice left in the tank with 17 home runs, 84 RBI and 22 stolen bases. His play dropped in 1997 but the Marlins won the World Series despite him hitting only .215 during the playoffs. The Marlins made history by being the fastest team to win a championship after its inaugural season, which was in 1993.

White joined the Diamondbacks in time for the franchise’s first season and hit 22 home runs and stole 22 bases. It was only the season time in his career that he hit 20+ home runs and stole 20+ bases in a single season.

White went on to play two seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1999-2000) and retired after playing one season with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2001.


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