Tod Davis

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Tod Davis
Infielder
Born: (1924-07-24)July 24, 1924
Los Angeles
Died: December 31, 1978(1978-12-31) (aged 54)
West Covina, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 27, 1949, for the Philadelphia Athletics
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 1951, for the Philadelphia Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average .233
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 6
Teams

Thomas Oscar "Tod" Davis (July 24, 1924 – December 31, 1978) was an American professional baseball player of the 1940s and 1950s. The native of Los Angeles appeared in 42 games as an infielder and pinch hitter in Major League Baseball during the 1949 and 1951 seasons for the Philadelphia Athletics. Davis was 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall, weighed 190 pounds (86 kg) and threw and batted right-handed.

During his trials with the Athletics, Davis collected 21 hits. His only big-league home run, hit September 5, 1949, came off Vic Raschi of the New York Yankees at Shibe Park during a 13–4 New York victory.[1] The remainder of Davis' nine-year career (1943–44; 1947–53) was spent in the top-level Pacific Coast League. He appeared in 782 games in the PCL for both Los Angeles-based teams, the Angels and the Hollywood Stars, as well as for the Seattle Rainiers.

Davis served in the United States Army[2] during World War II and its aftermath, and missed the 1945–46 seasons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrosheet box score: 1949-09-05 (1)
  2. ^ BaseballinWartime.com

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