Ben Davis Stats

Ben Davis was born on Thursday, March 10, 1977, in Chester, Pennsylvania. Davis was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 25, 1998, with the San Diego Padres. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ben Davis baseball stats page.

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Ben Davis

Ben Davis Autograph on a 2000 Crown Royale Baseball Card (#25)
Ben Davis Autograph on a 2000 Crown Royale Baseball Card (#25)

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Birth Name:
Mark Christopher Davis
Nickname:
Ben - Big Ben
Born On:
03-10-1977  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Chester, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Malvern Preparatory School (Malvern, PA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
240
First Game:
09-25-1998 (Age 21)
Last Game:
10-03-2004
Draft:
1995 : 1st Round (2nd)
Ben Davis

Ben Davis Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Ben Davis

Ben Davis Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1998 21 Padres 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1999 22 Padres 76 266 29 65 14 1 5 0 30 25 3 70 0 2 0 9 .244 .307 .361
2000 23 Padres 43 130 12 29 6 0 3 0 14 14 1 35 3 1 0 2 .223 .297 .338
2001 24 Padres 138 448 56 107 20 0 11 1 57 66 5 112 1 7 4 13 .239 .337 .357
2002 25 Mariners 80 228 24 59 10 1 7 2 43 18 1 58 1 4 2 6 .259 .313 .404
2003 26 Mariners 80 246 25 58 18 0 6 0 42 18 2 61 1 4 0 5 .236 .284 .382
2004 27 Mariners 14 33 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 9 0 1 0 3 .091 .162 .091
2004 27 White Sox 54 160 21 37 9 0 6 0 16 9 0 40 1 0 1 2 .231 .276 .400
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
7 Years 486 1,512 168 358 77 2 38 3 204 153 12 385 7 19 7 40 .237 .306 .366
Ben Davis

Ben Davis Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1998 Padres C 1 0 6 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 9.00
1999 Padres C 74 71 1,885 507 6.9 500 471 29 7 7 4 2 1 .986 7.16
2000 Padres C 38 34 911 254 6.7 253 236 17 1 2 3 20 7 .996 7.50
2001 Padres 1B 2 1 30 10 5.0 10 9 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
2001 Padres C 135 122 3,230 914 6.8 905 845 60 9 14 8 70 39 .990 7.57
2002 Mariners 1B 2 0 18 8 4.0 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
2002 Mariners C 77 55 1,616 440 5.7 439 416 23 1 5 5 23 18 .998 7.33
2003 Mariners C 73 66 1,763 449 6.2 445 421 24 4 9 8 32 17 .991 6.82
2004 Mariners C 14 11 291 76 5.4 76 71 5 0 3 1 2 2 1.000 7.05
2004 White Sox C 53 44 1,191 349 6.6 346 329 17 3 1 5 32 12 .991 7.84
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 465 403 10,893 2,991 6.4 2,966 2,791 175 25 41 34 181 96 .992 7.35
1B Totals 4 1 48 18 4.5 18 17 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.13
7 Years 469 404 10,941 3,009 6.4 2,984 2,808 176 25 41 34 181 96 .992 7.36
Ben Davis

Ben Davis Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1998 Padres 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1999 Padres 2 1 .667 2 0 0 53.2 3.8 8.9 - - -
2000 Padres 1 1 .500 5 0 1 43.3 3.7 9.3 - - -
2001 Padres 4 4 .500 4 0 0 40.7 4.0 7.9 - - -
2002 Mariners 1 1 .500 8 2 0 32.6 3.9 5.3 - - -
2003 Mariners 0 0 .000 14 0 1 41.0 4.0 5.9 - - -
2004 Mariners 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.7 16.5 - - -
2004 White Sox 1 1 .500 2 1 0 26.7 4.0 10.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
7 Years 9 8 .529 35 3 2 39.8 3.9 7.4 - - -
Ben Davis

Ben Davis Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1998 San Diego Padres 25 $170,000.00 - -
1999 San Diego Padres 25 $200,000.00 - -
2000 San Diego Padres 13 $200,000.00 - -
2001 San Diego Padres 13 $235,000.00 - -
2002 Seattle Mariners 13 $350,000.00 - -
2003 Seattle Mariners 13 $1,000,000.00 - -
2004 Seattle Mariners 13 Undetermined - -
2004 Chicago White Sox 12 , 31 $1,400,000.00 - -


Ben Davis will long be discussed for a bunt he made on May 26, 2001 . Starting pitcher Curt Schilling was pitching a perfect game when Davis, during the eighth inning, reached base safely on a drag bunt to second baseman Jay Bell . After reaching base, some fans booed (some cheered), opposing players started cursing him, and after the game (a 3-1 Diamondbacks win) manager Bob Brenly called him a chicken! A USA Today excerpt (Bernie Wilson, Some D'Backs not happy Davis derailed perfection , Source ):

Oh, those pesky "unwritten rules" of baseball.

With Curt Schilling just five outs away from a perfect game Saturday night, San Diego's

Some of the Diamondbacks seethed right then, spending the rest of the game peppering Davis, the Padres ' catcher, with obscenities.

After Schilling completed the three-hitter for the Diamondbacks ' 3-1 win, manager Bob Brenly called Davis' move "chicken."

Schilling (8-1) said he was "a little stunned" that Davis would bunt so late in what could have been the 15th perfect game in modern history. He said he'd always heard that players should earn their way on base that late in a no-hitter or perfect game .

Mark Grace said the benefit of the doubt went to Davis only because the score was 2-0 at that point. But Grace added that he wouldn't have had the guts to bunt.

The testosterone was flowing both ways. Some of the Padres were livid that some of the Diamondbacks were livid.

On Sunday, little changed. Brenly , a former big league catcher, still contended that Davis' bunt was "chicken."

But he said it falls into one of the many gray areas in those "unwritten rules" that players and managers love to quote.

"Like I said, that's the way I was raised in the game," said Brenly , who came out of the broadcast booth to take his first managerial job. "That doesn't mean that I'm right and they're wrong, that's just the way I was taught how to play the game."

Brenly is what they call "old school." So is Padres manager Bruce Bochy , who also was a big league catcher.

"I played against Boch ; I mean, I don't want to say what he would have done, but if Dave Dravecky had a perfect game going in the eighth inning and the opposing catcher tried to bunt for a base hit and was successful, Boch might have chased him down the first base line," Brenly said.

"It's all very subjective. It depends which side of the fence you're on."

And if all those "unwritten rules" were ever committed to paper, "the book would be about that thick," Brenly said, holding his hands about six inches apart.

If the situation had been reversed, and a Diamondback bunted to break up a perfect game in the eighth, Brenly said he'd publicly support his player but privately take him aside and tell him that's not the way to do it.

After getting Phil Nevin to fly out to right for the first out of the eighth, Schilling thought he was going to get the perfect game .

"I knew how I wanted to pitch the last five guys. I thought I had a shot," he said.

Davis wasn't in the lineup Sunday, taking the day game off after catching the night game.

If Schilling wants to get back at Davis, he'll have the chance Friday in Phoenix. But it doesn't sound like Davis can expect a fastball to the earhole of his batting helmet.

"I don't have the ability to think about that and get ready to pitch," Schilling said Sunday. "Chances are we'll be within a game or two of each other for first place in the division. I'm pitching to win ballgames. If it's a matter of protecting your teammates or something like that, that's completely different. This doesn't fall into that category.

"You take it for whatever it's worth. Bottom line is, we won the game. That ends up being the big one."

Bochy said he still didn't understand what all the fuss was about.

"I'm confused that it got the reaction that it did," Bochy said. "I guess they wanted us to drop our weapons and raise our hands. We're trying to win the ballgame and we got the tying run up to the plate. We almost won the ballgame."

Did you know that when Ben Davis hit three doubles on June 21, 2003 , he tied the Seattle Mariners team-specific record for most doubles in a game? Several righties and lefties tied the mark before Big Ben, but he was only the fourth switch-hitting Mariner with three two-baggers in a game, joining David Segui ( May 8, 1998 / First Base), Reggie Jefferson ( August 6, 1994 / Left Field) and Tony Bernazard ( July 2, 1983 / Second Base).

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Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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