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RIP Willie Davis the Dodger

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-obit-williedavis&prov=ap&type=lgns

    69. His life took some strange turns after baseball.
     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Re: RIP Willie Davis

    I thought this for was the Packers' Willie Davis on first read.
     
  3. Sleeper

    Sleeper Member

    Re: RIP Willie Davis

    Same here.
     
  4. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Willie Davis

    RIP 3-Dog. One of my first favorite Dodgers.
    Wore #3 in youth baseball cuz of him.
     
  5. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Re: RIP Willie Davis


    Indeed it did. Hope someone in LA does a story or column on him and puts all of that in perspective. I know the Dodgers were always trying to help him, but he never seemed to be very interested. He could have made a decent living signing autographs, but never was inclined to take advantage of those opportunities.

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  6. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Re: RIP Willie Davis

    Sounds like strange turns should have been expected of him, given that he comes across as a bit of a weirdo even when he played.

    Former Dodgers general manager Buzzie Bavasi once said of Davis: “There was nothing more exciting than to watch Willie run out a triple. … He could have been a Hall of Famer, but he had million-dollar legs and a 10-cent head.”

    Anyway, RIP.
     
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Re: RIP Willie Davis

    RIP to a true Dodger.
     
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Willie Davis

    Two things I remember about Willie Davis, being too young to have ever seen him play:

    1. He was Tony Gwynn's favorite player as a kid.

    2. He was an f-in' stud defensively in the original version of Micro League Baseball.

    But yeah, thread title should probably be edited to say "former Dodger Willie Davis."
     
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Re: RIP Willie Davis

    You have a point. But a lot of people on these boards know who Willie Davis was.
     
  10. ThomsonONE

    ThomsonONE Member

    It bothers me that the Dodgers disavow their Brooklyn history.

    "Davis still holds six team records. He is the franchise leader in hits (2,091), extra-base hits (585), at-bats (7,495), runs (1,004), triples (110) and total bases (3,094)."

    All those stats are including Los Angeles only, no Brooklyn games. The franchise did not start in 1958.
     
  11. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    So which one will the Academy ignore on next's year's death list?
    Willie Davis did appear on "Mr. Ed."
     
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