Bernie DeViveiros

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Bernie DeViveiros
Shortstop
Born: (1901-04-19)April 19, 1901
Oakland, California, United States
Died: July 5, 1994(1994-07-05) (aged 93)
Oakland, California, United States
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
September 13, 1924, for the Chicago White Sox
Last appearance
September 14, 1927, for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Batting average .217
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 2
Teams

Bernard John DeViveiros (April 19, 1901 – July 5, 1994) was a Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the Chicago White Sox in 1924 and the Detroit Tigers in 1927. During his career, he took on various roles as a scout and coach, creating farm teams up and down the West Coast of the United States which started to feed players into the Major Leagues. He was a featured coach and talent every year at the Detroit Tiger Spring Training in Lakeland Florida. His most famous contribution was discovering and signing Mickey Lolich, who became a legend when he led the Detroit Tigers to a World Series win in 1968.

In 1951, DeViveiros wrote a section on Base Running in The Sporting News publication: How to Play Baseball. Besides DeViveiros, the Book had the following authors on topics: "Pitching by Larry Jansen; Catching by Ray Schalk; Batting by Rogers Hornsby; First Base by George Sisler; Second Base by Rogers Hornsby; Shortstop by Honus Wagner; Third Base by George Kell; Outfield by Joe DiMaggio; and How to Umpire by George Barr." [1]

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