August 17, 1933 |
|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 lives in San Mateo, CA and 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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