Saturday, March 13, 2010

Willie Davis, 69, Los Angeles Dodgers Centerfielder, 1940-2010

Willie Davis, who was the successor to the legendary center fielder Duke Snider, was found dead at his home in Burbank, Calif. on Tuesday. He was 69.
Davis owns several Los Angeles Dodgers records, including the longest hitting streak (31 games), hits (2,091), extra-base hits (585), at-bats (7,495), runs (1,004), triples (110) and total bases (3,094).
In addition to his offensive prowess, Davis was an excellent center fielder, earning three Gold Glove awards. He was named to two All-Star teams in 1971 and 1973.
Davis spent 14 seasons with the Dodgers before being traded to Montreal in 1974 for Mike Marshall. He went on to play for the Texas Rangers, the St. Louis Cardinals, the San Diego Padres and the California Angels. He also spent time playing in the Japanese and Mexican leagues before retiring in the early 1980's.

More Information on Willie Davis -

New York Times Obituary - Willie Davis is dead at 69 - Los Angeles Dodgers greats remember Davis


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