64 Facts About Ike Davis


Isaac Benjamin Davis was born on March 22,1987 and is an American former professional baseball first baseman.

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Ike Davis led his high school team to three straight Arizona State championships as a pitcher and first baseman.

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Ike Davis pitched for the gold medal-winning USA Youth National Team in the 2003 World Youth Championships, and was the most valuable player of the 2004 AFLAC All-American High School Baseball Classic.

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Ike Davis was drafted 18th overall in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft.

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Ike Davis set the Mets rookie record for total bases, and tied the Mets rookie records for bases on balls and extra-base hits.

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Ike Davis was named the first baseman on Baseball Americas 2010 All-Rookie Team.

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Ike Davis was traded to the Pirates in April 2014, and traded to the Athletics after the season.

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Ike Davis played for Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

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Ike Davis's father was a major league pitcher who pitched in 481 games in the majors in his 11-year career.

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Ike Davis's father was a power relief pitcher, and an American League All-Star in 1981.

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Ike Davis pitched from 1978 to 1988, starting with the New York Yankees.

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Ike Davis pitched for the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants.

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Ike Davis's father retired at the age of 32 in 1988 so Ike remembers more from old-timers' games, such as the one where, at age 12, he met Derek Jeter.

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Ike Davis took the baseball team to two straight state championships.

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Ike Davis set a school record with 18 home runs in one season and 3 in one game.

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Ike Davis had a great aunt on his mother's side who was a Holocaust survivor.

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Ike Davis was able to come to the United States, and she brought the story with her.

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Ike Davis later helped liberate one of the Nazi concentration camps.

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Ike Davis's father was his little league coach until Davis was 14.

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People would say Ike Davis was good because his dad was a player.

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Ike Davis attended Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he won three state titles.

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Ike Davis hit a school-record 23 doubles, breaking Konerko's record of 18.

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Ike Davis was ranked 12th in the country by Baseball America, and was a high school All-American.

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Ike Davis won the MVP Award for the game, hitting the go-ahead home run for his team.

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Ike Davis pitched, was the designated hitter, and played first base and corner outfield.

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Ike Davis was the team's opening day starter, and pitched a team-high 12 starts.

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Ike Davis was named a Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, Rivals.

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Ike Davis spent the first part of the summer of 2006 with Team USA.

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Ike Davis again received First-Team All-Pac-10 honors, and was named a Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American, a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Third-Team All-American, and again a Jewish Sports Review First-Team All-American.

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Ike Davis was named a pre-season 2008 All-Pac-10 outfielder by Rivals.

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Ike Davis was the first Sun Devil to win the Pac-10-award in consecutive weeks since Travis Buck in 2004.

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Ike Davis hit 23 doubles, 16 home runs, and 76 RBIs in 213 at bats over 52 games, while missing 10 games with a rib oblique muscle strain.

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Ike Davis was named ASU On Deck Circle Most Valuable Player; prior winners included Dustin Pedroia, Willie Bloomquist, Paul Lo Duca, and Barry Bonds.

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Ike Davis received First-Team All-Pac-10 honors for the third straight year.

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Ike Davis was named a First Team All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, the NCBWA, Rivals.

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Ike Davis totaled 159 runs, 244 hits, 33 homers, 69 doubles, and 202 RBIs.

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Ike Davis was a part of two Pac-10 Championship teams, and went to the College World Series in 2007.

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Ike Davis was the 18th player taken in the first round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, chosen by the New York Mets in his junior year as compensation for the Mets' loss of Tom Glavine to the Atlanta Braves in free agency.

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Ike Davis just said they've got the best fans, and it's a blast because every game is live or die for them.

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Ike Davis was then promoted to the Double-A Binghamton Mets, where he came into his own, hitting.

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Ike Davis was named to the Arizona Fall League's all star Rising Stars Game.

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At that point Ike Davis had played only 65 games in his life above the Single-A level.

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Ike Davis singled in his first at bat, and had two singles in four at bats in a Mets win.

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Ike Davis showed good range, and saved a number of throws with his soft hands on scoops.

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Ike Davis tied Lee Mazzilli's 1977 Mets rookie record in walks and Ty Wigginton's 2003 Mets rookie record in extra-base hits.

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Ike Davis was second among rookies in Mets history with 33 doubles, his 19 home runs tied for second-most with Ron Swoboda, behind Darryl Strawberry, his 71 RBIs tied for second with Wigginton, behind Strawberry, and his 138 hits were 4th on the Mets all-time list.

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Ike Davis was named the first baseman on Baseball America's 2010 All-Rookie Team.

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Ike Davis came in 7th in the voting for 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, receiving two third-place votes.

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Ike Davis started the 2011 season by establishing a Mets record, with at least one RBI in 9 of his first 10 games.

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The injury occurred on a routine popup near the pitcher's mound, with Ike Davis rolling his ankle in an injury that didn't appear very serious at the time.

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In 2011, Ike Davis appeared on an episode of the fourth season of MTV's game show Silent Library.

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In early March 2012, Ike Davis was diagnosed with valley fever, a rare dust-borne fungal infection endemic in the American southwest.

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Ike Davis became only the 9th Met in history to hit 3 home runs in one game.

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Ike Davis became the 16th Met to surpass 30 home runs in a season.

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Ike Davis struggled early in 2013 and became a subject of criticism for many Mets fans and sports analysts.

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Ike Davis tied a team record set by John Olerud in 1998, by reaching base at least twice in 12 straight starts from July 29 – August 13.

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Ike Davis was the 2014 Opening Day starting first baseman for the Mets.

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Ike Davis was designated for assignment by the Pirates on November 20,2014.

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On February 15,2016, Ike Davis signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.

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On June 12,2016, Ike Davis agreed to a major league contract with the New York Yankees.

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Ike Davis signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on January 27,2017.

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Ike Davis pitched in six games in the Arizona League at the end of the season, allowing no runs and only three hits in 5.

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Ike Davis played in the qualifying round for Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

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Ike Davis played for Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic in March 2017.

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