» June 13, 1990:
Highly touted prospect Steve Avery makes his ML debut for the Braves and gives up eight runs in 2 1/3 innings. The Reds scalp the Braves 13–4.
» June 12, 1991: Atlanta's Steve Avery defeats the Mets by a score of 6-1. By going 4-for-4 at the plate, Avery becomes the 1st pitcher to stroke four hits in a game since Cincinnati's Danny Jackson did so in 1988.
» October 10, 1991: Steve Avery's brilliant pitching helps the Braves even the NLCS at a game apiece. Avery holds the Pirates scoreless for eight 1/3 innings, allowing just six hits. Atlanta scores the game's only run on a double by Mark Lemke in the 6th inning. In attendance are Bill Craib and Sue Easler, who visited ever major and minor-league ball park—all 178 of them—during the year. They began their tour on April 9th at Oakland and ended it October 6th at Yankee Stadium.
» October 16, 1991: Greg Olson's 9th inning double scores the only run of the game as the Braves, behind another magnificent performance by Steve Avery, shut out the Pirates, 1-0, to force a 7th game. Atlanta's Ron Gant steals his 6th base of the series in the 9th for a new playoff record.
» October 17, 1991: The Braves advance to the World Series with John Smoltz leading the way as he hurls a 6-hit, 4-0 shutout. The Pirates fail to score in the last 22 innings of the series. Steve Avery is named the MVP of the NLCS.
» September 10, 1992: The Reds' Glenn Braggs closes out his career by clouting a homer in his last at bat, off Steve Avery. Braggs tears cartilage in his right knee on the swing, and is forced to leave the game. Atlanta eventually wins, 3–2.
» October 11, 1992:
Pittsburgh P Bob Walk stops the Braves on three hits to give the Pirates a 7–1 win in Game five of the NLCS. Braves P Steve Avery fails to make it past the 1st inning, marking the quickest exit by a hurler in the National League playoffs since Pittsburgh's Bob Moose in 1972.
» July 18, 1993: Atlanta's Steve Avery and two relievers shut out the Pirates, 2-0, despite surrendering 13 hits, just one shy of the record for most hits allowed in a shutout.
» October 14, 1995: The Braves clinch the NL pennant by sweeping the Reds with a 6-0 victory in Game 4 of the NLCS. Mike Devereaux hits a 3-run homer, and Steve Avery stars on the mound.
» October 25, 1995:
The Braves take a 3-games-to-1 lead in the Series with a 5-2 win behind Steve Avery. Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez, and Ryan Klesko all homer.
» May 11, 1996:
Jeff Blauser hits two homers, one a grand slam, and drives home seven runs in Atlanta's 11–3 win over the Phils. Steve Avery (4–2) scatters eight hits for the win, the Braves' 7th straight and their 11th in 13 games.
» May 20, 1996: Led by Chipper Jones and Tyler Houston, each with five RBI, the Braves pound the Cubs, 18–1 to make Steve Avery's 5th win an easy one. Houston gets his ribbies when he replaces Fred McGriff in the 5th inning.
» January 11, 1997: The Red Sox sign free agent P Steve Avery.
» July 30, 1997:
At Boston, the Red Sox beat the Mariners, 8–7, in 10 innings. Steve Avery grounds out as a pinch hitter in the 10th, the first Sox pitcher to hit since Tim Lollar in 1986.
» December 11, 1998: The Reds sign free agent P Steve Avery.