Tommy Davis Stats

Tommy Davis was born on Tuesday, March 21, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York. Davis was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 22, 1959, with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 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 Tommy Davis baseball stats page.

"Meanwhile Tommy Davis, the best DH the Orioles ever had, set some personal records. During a mid-season hitting binge, Davis collected his 2,000th hit and his 1,000th RBI. A two-time NL batting champion with the Dodgers, Davis had suffered a compound fracture of his right ankle in 1965 that left him with a gimpy leg. Of all Designated Hitters, Tommy was the most grateful. 'It kept me in baseball,' he says." - Jim Brosnan in Boys' Life (September 1976, 'THE DESIGNATED HITTER: BASEBALL'S NEW HERO', Page 26)
Tommy Davis

Tommy Davis Autograph on a 1972 Topps Baseball Card (#41 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1972top01' title='1972 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Tommy Davis Autograph on a 1972 Topps Baseball Card (#41 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Herman Thomas Davis, Jr.
Nickname:
Tommy
Born On:
03-21-1939  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Brooklyn, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Boys High School (Brooklyn, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
205
First Game:
09-22-1959 (Age 20)
Last Game:
10-02-1976
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $4,000
Tommy Davis

Tommy 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
Tommy Davis

Tommy Davis Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1959 20 Dodgers 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1960 21 Dodgers 110 352 43 97 18 1 11 1 44 13 2 35 3 4 2 6 .276 .302 .426
1961 22 Dodgers 132 460 60 128 13 2 15 1 58 32 4 53 9 5 2 16 .278 .325 .413
1962 23 Dodgers 163 665 120 230 27 9 27 1 153 33 6 65 3 8 2 17 .346 .374 .535
1963 24 Dodgers 146 556 69 181 19 3 16 0 88 29 5 59 1 7 4 17 .326 .359 .457
1964 25 Dodgers 152 592 70 163 20 5 14 0 86 29 6 68 1 5 4 14 .275 .311 .397
1965 26 Dodgers 17 60 3 15 1 1 0 0 9 2 1 4 1 1 0 5 .250 .270 .300
1966 27 Dodgers 100 313 27 98 11 1 3 0 27 16 4 36 0 1 0 11 .313 .345 .383
1967 28 Mets 154 577 72 174 32 0 16 1 73 31 10 71 1 5 7 16 .302 .342 .440
1968 29 White Sox 132 456 30 122 5 3 8 0 50 16 3 48 4 6 0 16 .268 .289 .344
1969 30 Pilots 123 454 52 123 29 1 6 0 80 30 5 46 1 5 4 17 .271 .318 .379
1969 30 Astros 24 79 2 19 3 0 1 0 9 8 0 9 0 0 1 2 .241 .318 .316
1970 31 Astros 57 213 24 60 12 2 3 0 30 7 1 25 0 0 0 3 .282 .305 .399
1970 31 Athletics 66 200 17 58 9 1 1 0 27 8 1 18 2 2 1 4 .290 .318 .360
1970 31 Cubs 11 42 4 11 2 0 2 0 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .262 .279 .452
1971 32 Athletics 79 219 26 71 8 1 3 0 42 15 1 19 1 3 0 10 .324 .363 .411
1972 33 Cubs 15 26 3 7 1 0 0 0 6 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 .269 .321 .308
1972 33 Orioles 26 82 9 21 3 0 0 0 6 6 0 18 0 0 0 3 .256 .307 .293
1973 34 Orioles 137 552 53 169 20 3 7 0 89 30 3 56 3 4 1 15 .306 .341 .391
1974 35 Orioles 158 626 67 181 20 1 11 0 84 34 9 49 3 7 3 20 .289 .325 .377
1975 36 Orioles 116 460 43 130 14 1 6 2 57 23 2 52 2 3 0 14 .283 .315 .357
1976 37 Angels 72 219 16 58 5 0 3 0 26 15 3 18 0 2 1 12 .265 .312 .329
1976 37 Royals 8 19 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263 .300 .263
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
18 Years 1,999 7,223 811 2,121 272 35 153 6 1,052 381 66 754 35 68 32 219 .294 .329 .405
Tommy Davis

Tommy Davis Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1960 Dodgers 3B 5 3 75 12 2.4 12 2 10 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.32
1960 Dodgers CF 57 52 1,395 112 2.0 110 106 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.13
1960 Dodgers LF 24 17 537 38 1.6 36 34 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.81
1960 Dodgers RF 11 7 195 13 1.2 13 12 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1961 Dodgers 3B 59 57 1,296 131 2.2 118 30 88 13 6 n/a n/a n/a .901 2.46
1961 Dodgers CF 39 31 792 74 1.9 71 70 1 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .959 2.42
1961 Dodgers LF 44 12 495 32 0.7 32 31 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.75
1961 Dodgers RF 30 17 501 41 1.4 41 40 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.21
1962 Dodgers 3B 39 31 783 90 2.3 80 29 51 10 7 n/a n/a n/a .889 2.76
1962 Dodgers CF 13 8 249 21 1.6 18 17 1 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 1.95
1962 Dodgers LF 136 119 3,210 236 1.7 230 221 9 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.93
1962 Dodgers RF 5 3 81 4 0.8 3 3 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.00
1963 Dodgers 3B 40 36 870 92 2.3 83 23 60 9 7 n/a n/a n/a .902 2.58
1963 Dodgers CF 15 10 255 16 1.1 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.69
1963 Dodgers LF 120 97 2,661 179 1.5 173 166 7 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.76
1963 Dodgers RF 3 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Dodgers LF 148 148 3,975 281 1.9 276 267 9 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.87
1965 Dodgers LF 16 16 381 22 1.4 22 21 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.56
1966 Dodgers 3B 2 0 18 5 2.5 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.50
1966 Dodgers LF 79 76 1,836 108 1.4 105 99 6 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.54
1967 Mets 1B 1 1 21 8 8.0 7 5 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 9.00
1967 Mets LF 149 149 3,630 243 1.6 237 232 5 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.76
1968 White Sox 1B 6 6 144 42 7.0 41 40 1 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .976 7.69
1968 White Sox LF 115 111 2,754 185 1.6 178 170 8 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.75
1968 White Sox RF 4 1 27 2 0.5 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.00
1969 Pilots 1B 1 1 24 10 10.0 9 9 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 10.13
1969 Astros CF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1969 Pilots LF 112 108 2,793 186 1.7 180 175 5 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.74
1969 Astros LF 20 19 483 26 1.3 26 25 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.45
1970 Astros LF 53 51 1,257 76 1.4 72 68 4 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .947 1.55
1970 Athletics LF 43 43 933 50 1.2 48 47 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .960 1.39
1970 Athletics RF 2 2 36 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1970 Cubs LF 10 10 237 16 1.6 15 15 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .938 1.71
1970 Athletics 1B 8 5 162 64 8.0 62 59 3 2 9 n/a n/a n/a .969 10.33
1971 Athletics 1B 35 30 810 280 8.0 277 247 30 3 24 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.23
1971 Athletics 2B 3 0 27 3 1.0 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1971 Athletics 3B 2 1 30 5 2.5 5 1 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1971 Athletics LF 16 14 342 29 1.8 27 27 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .931 2.13
1972 Cubs 1B 3 3 54 28 9.3 28 27 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 14.00
1972 Orioles LF 17 17 396 30 1.8 30 30 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.05
1972 Cubs LF 1 1 21 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.57
1972 Orioles RF 1 1 24 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1972 Cubs RF 1 1 24 3 3.0 2 2 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 2.25
1972 Orioles 1B 3 2 48 24 8.0 24 20 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 13.50
1973 Orioles 1B 4 4 81 35 8.8 34 32 2 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .971 11.33
1976 Angels 1B 1 1 24 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 1,103 1,008 25,941 1,739 1.6 1,689 1,630 59 50 13 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.76
3B Totals 147 128 3,072 335 2.3 303 86 217 32 20 n/a n/a n/a .904 2.66
CF Totals 125 102 2,715 225 1.8 217 211 6 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.16
1B Totals 62 53 1,368 495 8.0 486 443 43 9 39 n/a n/a n/a .982 9.59
RF Totals 57 32 894 66 1.2 64 62 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.93
2B Totals 3 0 27 3 1.0 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
15 Years 1,497 1,323 34,017 2,863 1.9 2,762 2,432 330 101 74 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.19
Tommy Davis

Tommy Davis Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1959 Dodgers 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 1.0 0.0 - - -
1960 Dodgers 6 2 .750 24 4 n/a 32.0 10.1 8.0 - - -
1961 Dodgers 10 4 .714 11 2 n/a 30.7 8.7 7.9 - - -
1962 Dodgers 18 6 .750 2 0 n/a 24.6 10.2 4.3 - - -
1963 Dodgers 15 10 .600 3 0 n/a 34.8 9.4 6.3 - - -
1964 Dodgers 11 8 .579 4 0 n/a 42.3 8.7 6.9 - - -
1965 Dodgers 2 1 .667 1 0 n/a 0.0 15.0 6.7 - - -
1966 Dodgers 3 3 .500 23 0 n/a 104.3 8.7 11.6 - - -
1967 Mets 9 3 .750 4 0 n/a 36.1 8.1 7.9 - - -
1968 White Sox 4 2 .667 13 0 n/a 57.0 9.5 9.1 - - -
1969 Pilots 19 4 .826 14 0 n/a 75.7 9.9 5.7 - - -
1969 Astros 1 1 .500 4 0 n/a 79.0 8.8 8.8 - - -
1970 Astros 8 3 .727 6 0 n/a 71.0 8.5 7.1 - - -
1970 Athletics 2 4 .333 16 0 n/a 200.0 11.1 7.4 - - -
1970 Cubs 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 21.0 42.0 5.3 - - -
1971 Athletics 7 1 .875 32 0 n/a 73.0 11.5 5.2 - - -
1972 Cubs 0 1 .000 10 0 n/a 0.0 8.7 4.3 - - -
1972 Orioles 2 0 1.000 6 0 n/a 0.0 4.6 13.7 - - -
1973 Orioles 11 3 .786 7 0 127 78.9 9.9 6.2 - - -
1974 Orioles 6 2 .750 4 0 155 56.9 12.8 7.5 - - -
1975 Orioles 2 0 1.000 11 0 111 76.7 8.8 8.1 - - -
1976 Angels 0 1 .000 18 0 54 73.0 12.2 8.4 - - -
1976 Royals 0 0 .000 5 0 3 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
18 Years 136 59 .697 220 6 450 47.2 9.6 6.9 - - -
Tommy Davis

Tommy Davis Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1959 Los Angeles Dodgers 12 $8,500.00 - -
1960 Los Angeles Dodgers 12 $9,000.00 - -
1961 Los Angeles Dodgers 12 $13,000.00 - -
1962 Los Angeles Dodgers 12 $24,000.00 Stats -
1963 Los Angeles Dodgers 12 $31,000.00 Stats Stats
1964 Los Angeles Dodgers 12 $44,000.00 - -
1965 Los Angeles Dodgers 12 $40,000.00 - -
1966 Los Angeles Dodgers 12 $45,000.00 - Stats
1967 New York Mets 12 $52,000.00 - -
1968 Chicago White Sox 10 $69,000.00 - -
1969 Seattle Pilots 12 $69,000.00 - -
1969 Houston Astros 10 "     " - -
1970 Houston Astros 10 $72,000.00 - -
1970 Oakland Athletics 12 , 42 "     " - -
1970 Chicago Cubs 29 "     " - -
1971 Oakland Athletics 12 $37,500.00 - -
1972 Chicago Cubs 24 $25,000.00 - -
1972 Baltimore Orioles 36 "     " - -
1973 Baltimore Orioles 12 $32,000.00 - -
1974 Baltimore Orioles 12 $32,000.00 - -
1975 Baltimore Orioles 12 $29,000.00 - -
1976 California Angels 12 $28,000.00 - -
1976 Kansas City Royals 10 "     " - -


Did you know that Tommy Davis was the first player from the Los Angeles Dodgers to win a batting championship ? The franchise had eight hitters win batting titles when it was located in Brooklyn ( Dan Brouthers , Jake Daubert , Zack Wheat , Lefty O'Doul , Pete Reiser , Dixie Walker , Jackie Robinson and Carl Furillo ) but through today, Tommy is the only play to lead the National League in batting average while wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform.

Tommy Davis Baseball Card
Tommy Davis | 1964 Topps Batting Leaders Card (#7) | Baseball Almanac Collection
In 1953, Roy Campanella had 142 runs batted in (RBI), a new franchise record for the Dodgers , passing the mark set by Jack Fournier (130 RBI in 1925) then tied by Babe Herman in 1930. Tommy Davis broke Campy's record in 1962, driving in 1953 runs, the most RBI in franchise history to date , and the first 150+ RBI season in team history.

Tommy Davis was only the seventh player in National League history to drive in 150 runs in a season. Those who came before him were, Sam Thompson (166 RBI in 1887 & 165 RBI in 1895), Rogers Hornsby (152 RBI in 1922), Hack Wilson (159 RBI in 1929 & 191 RBI in 1930), Mel Ott (151 RBI in 1929), Chuck Klein (170 RBI in 1930), and Joe Medwick (154 RBI in 1937). Every one of them is in the Hall of Fame.

Tommy Davis, 1-0 Home Run Game
Tommy Davis | The Indianapolis Star | June 19, 1962 | Page 21
On June 18, 1962 , Tommy Davis hit a game-ending home run off Bob Gibson , the thirty-ninth home run of his career, and the fourth walk-off homer in his career. The score and circumstances were unique though as it was the first time in team history where the final score was 1-0 and the game itself was decided by a walk-off home run.

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