Tommy Davis aka Herman Thomas Davis Jr.was a professional baseball player and coach in the United States. He was a left fielder and third baseman in Major League Baseball for 10 different clubs from 1959 to 1976, most notably for the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he was a two-time National League hitting champion.
Tommy Davis, the Dodgers’ two-time NL hitting champion, died at the age of 83.
Tommy Davis, a two-time National League batting champion who led the Los Angeles Dodgers to three World Series championships, has died. He was 83 years old when he died.
The Dodgers reported Monday that he died Sunday night in Phoenix. They didn’t say what caused the death. Morgana, Davis’ daughter, notified them of his death.
A two-time batting champion, he helped power a dominant Los Angeles team, but a serious injury derailed his career, and he fell short of the Hall of Fame.
Davis, an outfielder, was headed for the Hall of Fame until he fractured his ankle in 1965, derailing his career. He then went on to become a journeyman, appearing for 11 different teams over the course of an 18-year career, while also helping to establish the designated hitter rule in the American League in the 1970s.
Tommy Davis Age, Family, and Early Life
Tommy Davis was born on March 21, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York. He is the only child of Herman Sr. and Grace Lenore Davis.
He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. His father went by Herman, so his mother called him Tommy.
Tommy Davis Career, What was his profession?
He was on the verge of signing with the New York Yankees in 1956 when he received a call from Jackie Robinson, who persuaded him to join the Brooklyn Dodgers instead. He earned batting titles in the Midwest League and the Pacific Coast League during his minor league career.
On May 1, 1965, against the visiting Giants, he broke and dislocated his ankle sliding into second base while trying to break up a double play, and was lost for the remainder of the season, although he did pinch-hit on the final day of the regular season. In the 1963 World Series, the Dodgers swept the New York Yankees; batting cleanup, Davis hit .400 in the Series, tripling twice in Game 2 and driving in the only run of the 1-0 Game 3 victory, his first-inning single off Jim Bouton driving in Jim Gilliam.
His .346 batting average edged out Frank Robinson’s .342 for the National League batting crown, and his 230 hits and 153 RBIs led the major leagues. He also had career bests with 27 home runs, 120 runs, and 9 triples as the Dodgers finished the regular schedule tied for first place with the San Francisco Giants but lost a three-game playoff. In 1963, Davis won his second batting title, edging Roberto Clemente by 6 points, and finished eighth in the MVP balloting. Davis won the batting titles while playing his home games at Dodger Stadium—one of Major League Baseball’s less hitter-friendly parks.
Chicago White Sox
After batting .302 with 16 home runs and 73 RBIs in 1967 he was traded again, this time to the Chicago White Sox in a six-player deal, with the Mets acquiring Tommie Agee and Al Weis—two men who would play major roles in the Miracle Mets winning the 1969 World Series. During the 1969 season he batted .271 in 123 games with the Pilots before being traded to the Houston Astros, where he hit .241; his 20 stolen bases that year were a career-high. But Oakland released him at the end of 1972 spring training; he signed with the Cubs again in July, but played only a month before being traded to the Baltimore Orioles, where he would spend the next three seasons.
But he conceded his reputation as having a casual style of play, noting, “the lazier I felt the better I hit”, and admitting that he often went into the clubhouse to read and even to shave between at-bats as a DH with Baltimore.
Which school did he go to?
Tommy Davis attended Boys High School in Brooklyn.
Was Tommy Davis dating anyone? Who is his girlfriend?
Tommy Davis was married to Carol Davis. He had four children; three daughters Lauren Davis, Carlyn Davis, and Leslie Davis, and a son Herman Thomas II.
Tommy Davis Net Worth, how much does he earn?
The net worth of Tommy Davis at the moment 2022 year – is about $40 Million.
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Is he available on any kind of social media platform?
At the moment we could not find his social media handles.
Body Appearance of Tommy Davis’s Height, Weight
|Height||In Feet: 6 Feet 1 Inch |
Centimeter: 185 cm
Meter: 1.85 m
|Weight||Kilogram: 79 Kg |
Pound: 174 lbs
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