Bernard "Bernie" John DeViveiros was a Major League Baseball player who played shortstop for Chicago White Sox in 1924 and the Detroit Tigers in 1927. During his playing days, he stood 5' 7" tall and weighed 160 pounds. He batted and threw right-handed. His major league career consisted of 25 games with a batting average of .227.
DeViveiros played baseball at Oakland Tech High School in 1919-20 with future pros Johnny Gillespie and Taylor Douthit. He was named the California State Player of the Year in 1920.
|Bernie DeViveiros teaches Gene Lamont how to slide|
|Bernie DeViveiros' high school photo and a baseball signed "Always Sliding"|
In 1951, DeViveiros wrote an article on Base Running in The Sporting News called "How to Play Baseball."
He died while living at the Altenheim Retirement home in Oakland on July 5, 1994.
Sources: Oakland Tech High School, "Safe by a mile" by Charlie Metro, BaseballReference.com, Wikipedia, Ancestry.com, Corpus Christi Caller Times