Thursday, January 10, 2008

#15 Chili Davis



Why this card is awesome:
Two words: THE GLARE.

Cool stat: Davis had 125 game-ending plate appearances. Of those, 10 were game-winning, including 9 hits (5 homers) and a bases-loaded walk. What I find interesting is that only 34 of the 115 PA's that ended a loss were strikeouts. That seems like a pretty low total to me, considering he was probably facing a lot of closers.

Oh and by the way, Chili Davis absolutely killed David Wells.

6 comments:

Cannonball said...

That looks more like a confused attempt to read a coach's sign than a glare.

Andy said...

Yes, I suppose that's a fair interpretation!

Andy said...
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Blogger Dad said...

Okay Andy...I'm going to try and comment on each card in the 88 Topps set that was at one time in their career was a Twin.

Chili was a huge part of the 1991 championship season. 1991 was the first year Chili became a full-time DH.

LKWDLYNX said...

Ya Man..Kingston, Jamaica
Always loved this guys passion for the game and his ability to drive in runs. Made it to WS 3 times winning all 3 times...WINNER.......

JOHN KLIMA said...

George Genovese, the scout who signed Chili Davis and is mentioned on his 1988 Topps card, is a legend. If you count up all his players, he had almost 4,000 home runs in the big leagues.

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