18 Facts About Alvin Davis


Alvin Glenn Davis was born on September 9,1960, and nicknamed "Mr Mariner", is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and designated hitter.

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Alvin Davis played eight of his nine seasons for the Seattle Mariners and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 1984.

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Youngest of four sons, Davis was born and raised in Riverside, California.

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Alvin Davis's father died in 1970, and Davis graduated from John W North High School in 1978.

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Alvin Davis was selected in the 1978 Major League Baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants, but opted to play college baseball at Arizona State in Tempe.

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Alvin Davis, who batted left-handed and threw right-handed, was later drafted by the Oakland Athletics in sixth round in 1981, but opted to stay in college and earned a degree in finance.

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Alvin Davis continued at that level in 1983 in Tennessee, with the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern League.

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Alvin Davis began the 1984 season in Triple-A, with the Salt Lake City Gulls of the Pacific Coast League.

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Alvin Davis hit 20-plus homers in three seasons, and drove in over 100 runs twice.

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Alvin Davis holds the Mariners and Major League Baseball record for the most consecutive games reaching base to start a career, with 47.

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Alvin Davis made his major league debut in Boston's Fenway Park on April 11,1984; he homered in his first two big league and collected two doubles in his sixth and three doubles in the next.

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Alvin Davis reached base in each of the first 47 games of his career, and was chosen for his only All-Star Game as a rookie.

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Alvin Davis was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Alvin Davis only saw action on defense as a first baseman in 52 games that season, further reduced to just 14 games in 1991.

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Alvin Davis has been a volunteer at Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church for the past 9 years overseeing the church's finances and has served as a member of the church's elder board for over 20 years.

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Alvin Davis has previously coached baseball at Martin Luther King High School for ten years.

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In 1997, Alvin Davis was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame.

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In 2012, Alvin Davis returned to the Seattle Mariners organization as a roving minor league instructor.

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