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.
Ben Davis Autograph on a 2000 Crown Royale Baseball Card (#25)
Ben Davis Pitching Stats
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Ben Davis Hitting Stats
Ben Davis Fielding Stats
|2004 White Sox||C||53||44||1,191||349||6.6||346||329||17||3||1||5||32||12||.991||7.84|
Ben Davis Miscellaneous Stats
|Baserunning Statistics||Other Positions||Common Hitting Ratios||Common Pitching Ratios|
|2004 White Sox||1||1||.500||2||1||0||26.7||4.0||10.0||-||-||-|
Ben Davis Miscellaneous Items of Interest
|Team [Click for Roster]||Uniform Numbers||Salary||All-Star||World Series|
|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||-||-|
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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.
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 .
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."
"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.
"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