After being selected sixth in the Major League draft, he began his career with the California Angels. In his first full season in the major leagues, he hit 24 home runs and stole 32 bases, establishing himself as a power hitter and distinguished baserunner. During his second season, he earned his first Gold Glove Award for his impressive play in center field.
In 1990, Devon was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, where he spent the next five seasons and won 2 back-to-back World Series championships. During his time with the Jays, he earned five Gold Gloves and played an instrumental role in the team’s two victories. In Game 3 of the 1992 World Series, he made one of the most famous catches in World Series history, stealing a crucial hit from David Justice. Many compare this play to the iconic Willie Mays catch during Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. In fact, some argue that Devon’s play was even more impressive.