Tommy Davis

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Birthdate3/21/1939
Death Date
Debut Year1959
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Astros, Athletics, Cubs, Dodgers, Mets, Orioles, Pilots, Royals, White Sox
Positions Designated Hitter, Left Field, Third Base

Former All Star Tommy Davis won back-to-back batting championships in 1962 & 1963 & remains the only Los Angeles Dodger to wear the crown.

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Did the Dodgers get robbed of the pennant in Tommy Davis' career year in '62?

Did the Dodgers get robbed of the pennant in Tommy Davis' career year in '62?

Tommy Davis’ career year came in 1962 when he led the league with a .346 average and 153 runs batted in. The table-setter for Davis and Los Angeles was shortstop Maury Wills. Wills was historically great on the base paths, stealing a modern-day record 104 bases. No other team in baseball had a
Tommy Davis won back-to-back batting crowns for the Dodgers in '62 and '63

Tommy Davis won back-to-back batting crowns for the Dodgers in '62 and '63

Two-time All Star and former World Series champ Tommy Davis is the only batting champion in Los Angeles Dodger history. In fact, Davis wore the batting crown in back-to-back seasons in 1962 and 1963. He was also one of the most proficient pinch-hitters ever with a .320 batting average (63-for-197) – the

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San Francisco grounds crew helped the Giants win the pennant in ’62

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They tried and tried again. No matter what National League clubs did, they just couldn’t slow down Maury Wills in 1962. Wills’ Dodgers were in their fifth year in Los Angeles and thirsty for another World Series appearance. Winners of the 1959 Fall Classic, the team finished a disappointing fourth in 1960. They climbed to second place in ’61 and seemed poised for a return to the post season in ’62. Wills did his part. The Dodger shortstop was historically great on the bases, swiping 104 bags. To put that into perspective, the last time a National Leaguer stole even half that many was in 1920. No big league team matched Wills’ total in ’62. The Dodger squad had one .300 hitter in batting champ Tommy Davis whose 153 runs batted in led the league. Davis got help from Frank Howard, the only other Dodger to tally 100 RBI. Together they counted on Wills to get aboard and make his way into scoring position. Dodgers and Giants vie for NL supremacy While Wills was on his way to the stolen base record, the Dodgers fought the Giants for the top spot in the NL. Behind Wills, Davis, and the pitching […]

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