Gerry Davis (outfielder)
Gerald Edward Davis (born December 25, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player and outfielder who appeared in 49 games over parts of two seasons, 1983 and 1985, for the San Diego Padres.
|Born: December 25, 1958|
Trenton, New Jersey
|September 20, 1983, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 6, 1985, for the San Diego Padres|
|Runs batted in||3|
A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Davis graduated from Ewing High School and Howard University. In 1978, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He was drafted by the Padres in the sixth round of the 1980 Major League Baseball draft. He threw and batted right-handed and was listed as 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and 185 pounds (84 kg).
Davis' professional career extended for six seasons (1980–1985 and 1987), and included strong showings in levels ranging from Class A to Triple-A. He was selected an All-Star in the Carolina League (1981) and Pacific Coast League (1983). During his two stints with the Padres, he collected 22 hits, with five doubles and a triple and three runs batted in. He batted .301. The bulk of his MLB service time came in 1985, when he got into 44 games and started seven games in right field and two games in left field. A knee injury suffered in January 1986 caused him to miss the entire 1986 season and curtailed his playing career. He retired from professional baseball after spending 1987 in the minors.
- Eckel, Mark. "Mercer County's Gerry Davis recalls friendship with Tony Gwynn", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, June 18, 2014, updated March 29, 2019. Accessed October 10, 2019. "Davis, one of the best hitters Mercer County has ever seen and a standout for Ewing High in the ’70s, was a teammate of Gwynn’s in the San Diego Padres organization in the ’80s and a roommate of his for a short time."
- "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). capecodbaseball.org. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
- Los Angeles Times, 13 March 1986
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota (Venezuelan Winter League)
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