Sunday, March 21, 2021

Happy # 82 Tommy Davis



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We remember Tommy Davis who was born in Brooklyn, NY, on this day in 1939.

Davis broke with the LA Dodgers in 1959 and became a regular in 1961.  He won back-to-back batting titles in 1962-63 and seemed headed for The Hall of Fame.

Unfortunately, Davis had some bad injuries and never regained his early form.   

In 1973, Davis joined the Orioles and became one of the first veterans to get playing time as a designated hitter.   He hit .291 over 4 seasons with Baltimore and played in a couple of ALCS. 

Tommy was a great hitter despite all of the injuries that limited his career:  .294 average, 2,121 hits and 1,052 RBI in 1,999 games.     

My guess is that he would have a few more battling titles and 3,000 hits!

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