August 17, 1933 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 15, 1958 for the San Francisco Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 23, 1970 for the San Francisco Giants|
|Runs batted in||456|
|Career highlights and awards|
James Houston Davenport (born August 17, 1933 in Siluria, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball infielder (mostly third base) who played his entire career with the San Francisco Giants (1958–1970). The right-handed batter and thrower attended The University of Southern Mississippi.
Davenport was known for his fielding, winning a Gold Glove at 3B, also in 1962.
After being a coach for a number of years, Davenport was made the manager of the Giants in 1985, but was replaced before the end of the season by Roger Craig after accumulating a 56-88 record. The 1985 team went on to lose 100 games in the worst season in franchise history. He became a Philadelphia Phillies coach in 1987, before returning to the Giants as a first base coach in 1996.
In 2006, Davenport was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. He currently works in the Giants' front office.
- Bitker, Steve (2001). The Original San Francisco Giants: The Giants of '58. United States: Sports Publishing. p. 295. ISBN 1582613354.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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