|Born: May 29, 1962 |
Los Angeles, California
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|May 19, 1984|
for the Cincinnati Reds
|October 7, 2001|
for the San Francisco Giants
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|Runs batted in||934|
|Career highlights and awards|
Eric Keith Davis (born May 29, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is a former center fielder for several Major League Baseball teams. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers over San Diego Padres (4-1 Alan Trammell, MVP Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Minnesota Twins over Atlanta Braves (4-3 Jack Morris, MVP Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves (4-2 John Wetteland, MVP The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Toronto Blue Jays over Atlanta Braves (4-2 Pat Borders, MVP Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Toronto Blue Jays over Philadelphia Phillies (4-2 Paul Molitor, The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Toronto Blue Jays over Philadelphia Phillies (4-2 Paul Molitor, Headline events of the year As a result of a players' strike the MLB season ends prematurely on August 11, 1994. The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Florida Marlins over Cleveland Indians (4-3 Liván Hernández, Headline events of the year Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Ken Griffey Jr The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves (4-0 Mariano Rivera, MVP Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The 1990 World Series matched the defending champions and heavily-favored Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four For the award given to amateur boxers see Golden Gloves. In American Baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to The The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player selected for his character and charitable contributions to his community The Hutch Award is a Major League Baseball award given to an active player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire to win The Tony Conigliaro Award is a national award instituted in 1990 by the Boston Red Sox to honor the memory of their former star Tony Conigliaro. The Home Run Derby is an event played prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the Outfielder in Baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position Davis was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 19, 1984, with the Cincinnati Reds, the team for which he is most remembered. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA Davis actually began his professional career as a shortstop, but after committing 35 errors during his first season in the professional ranks, he was on the verge of being released. Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base. It was then suggested that he be moved to center field and his career flourished.
When Eric Davis first appeared in 1984, his physical talents gave him the potential to be one of the most exciting players in the game. He was a rare five-tool player with home-run power as well as sheer speed on the basepaths. In Baseball, a five-tool player is one who excels at hitting for average, hitting for power, Baserunning skills and speed Throwing He made a habit of robbing home runs and elicited comparisons to Willie Mays. Willie Howard Mays Jr (born May 6 1931 is a retired American Baseball player who played the majority of his career with the New York and San Francisco Giants
Unfortunately, he was also highly injury-prone, never playing more than 135 games in any season.
Davis showed what he could do in 1986 hitting . 277 with 27 homers and stealing 80 bases. He built on that success by hitting . 293 with 37 homers and 50 steals in 1987, despite playing in only 129 games. From 1986 to 1990, he averaged 30 home runs and 40 steals. In 1990, with a solid team around him, Davis would be a key player in Cincinnati's "wire-to-wire" championship season.
One of Davis' most famous moments was when he homered off Oakland's Dave Stewart in his first World Series at bat in 1990. The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. David Keith Stewart (born February 19 1957 in Oakland California) is a former right-handed starting Pitcher in Major League Baseball For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. The home run triggered a World Series sweep for the Reds. While diving for a ball during the Series, Davis suffered a lacerated kidney which required surgery. He also underwent off-season surgery on a knee that he had injured earlier in the season.
After 1990, Davis was unable to get his career back on track. Injuries sabotaged his play in 1991 and he was traded to Los Angeles for Tim Belcher and John Wetteland. Timothy Wayne Belcher (born October 19, 1961 in Mount Gilead Ohio) is a retired Major League Baseball Pitcher. John Karl Wetteland (born August 21, 1966 in San Mateo California) is a former Major League Baseball Pitcher, who pitched as a He suffered several more injuries in 1992 and was largely ineffective. By the end of 1993, the Dodgers dealt him to Detroit for a minor-leaguer. After the trade, his body continued to deteriorate and he retired at the end of the 1994 season.
After recuperating for one season, he felt healthy enough to return to baseball with Cincinnati in 1996. He had a solid season with a . 287 average and 26 home runs, although injuries cut into his playing time. He had played well enough, however, to convince Baltimore to sign him as a free agent. The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland.
In May of 1997, Davis was devastated to learn that he had colon cancer. Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or large bowel cancer, includes Cancerous growths in the colon, Rectum and He vowed to return that season, although most felt that it would be unlikely that he could recover in time and was forced to have an ileo-anal pouch. The ileal pouch-anal anastomosis ( IPAA) also known as an ileo-anal pouch, restorative proctocolectomy, ileal-anal pullthrough, or sometimes By September, while he was still in treatment, Davis returned to the team. His cancer treatment left him tired but he worked hard to regain his form. Davis was well-enough to hammer a game winning home run in the 1997 American League Championship Series. After the season, he was given the Roberto Clemente Award. The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player selected for his character and charitable contributions to his community He serves as an honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or MMRF is a Non-profit organization based in Norwalk Connecticut dedicated to "accelerating the search for a
Davis was brought back for 1998 and went on to have one of his best seasons, batting . 327 with 28 homers. He also hit in 30 consecutive games that season.
1999 would be the beginning of the end for Davis. He spent three injury-plagued seasons with St. Louis and San Francisco before retiring in 2001.
In 1999, Davis wrote his autobiography, Born to Play in which he credited Pete Rose for having faith in him and teaching him about the game. An autobiography, from the Greek αὐτός autos "self" βίος bios "life" and γράφειν graphein "to write" He also had harsh words for Ray Knight, who was the Reds manager in 1996. Charles Ray Knight (born December 28 1952, in Albany Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player who played in He claimed Knight did not support his comeback and did not stand up for him in contract negotiations after the season. Davis remains bitter about the Reds treatment of him after his World Series injury. Davis was left behind in Oakland after the series and requested that the Reds provide a private plane to bring him back to Cincinnati. Oakland (ˈoʊklənd founded in 1852 is the eighth-largest city in the U Davis claimed that he was refused a number of times and made his own way home after the hospital released him.
Autobiography: Born To Play, 1999, ISBN 0-670-88511-8
Documentary/Biography/Instructional: Hitting From the Heart, 2007 http://www.ericdavisbaseball.com
|National League Player of the Month|
April & May 1987
|Home Run Derby Champion|
|NL Comeback Player of the Year|