Joel Davis

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Joel Clark Davis (born January 30, 1965) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He played professionally for the Chicago White Sox from 1985 to 1988.

Biography[edit]

Davis was born in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville.[1] He played minor league baseball with Sarasota of the Florida State League.[2]

Davis was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round (13th pick) of the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft.[3] He played his first Major League Baseball game on August 11, 1985. He is a left-handed batter and a right-handed thrower. Following major surgery on his right shoulder, Davis retired from playing. He played his last professional game on July 5, 1988.[4]

He entered college and started teaching and coaching in 1996, coaching at Episcopal School of Jacksonville for five seasons. Davis joined the faculty of Stanton College Preparatory School in Jacksonville, Florida as a HOPE teacher in 2002 teaching health and life management. He also coaches the baseball team at Stanton.[5] Davis is the baseball coach at Atlantic Coast High School in Jacksonville.[6] Davis has four children, a son Christopher born in 1984, a daughter Amanda born in 1985, a daughter, twelve, and a son, eight.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joel Davis Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Trading Times". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Joel Davis". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "MLB Player Joel Davis - Joel Davis Bio". SportsPool.com. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Joel Davis hired as Stanton baseball coach". Jacksonville.com. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Atlantic Coast High School". Atlantic Coast High School. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 

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