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Willie Davis

Willie Davis

Position(s):
CF, OF, RF, LF, DH
Nicknames:
3-Dog
Born:
April 15, 1940
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Left
Height:
6' 2"
Weight:
180 lbs
Major League Debut:
9-08-1960 with LAN
Allstar Selections:
1971 GG, 1972 GG, 1973 GG

Notable Achievements

  • 1959 MVP California League, Reno Silver Sox
  • 1960 Minor League Player of the Year, Spokane Indians, Pacific Coast League
  • 1960 MVP Pacific Coast League, Spokane Indians
  • 2-time NL All-Star (1971 & 1973)
  • 3-time NL Gold Glove Winner (1971-1973)
  • 2-time NL Triples Leader (1962 & 1970)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1962)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1962)
  • Won two World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1963 & 1965)

 

  • Transactions:

  • June 20, 1958: Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent.
  • December 5, 1973: Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Montreal Expos for Mike Marshall.
  • December 5, 1974: Traded by the Montreal Expos to the Texas Rangers for Pete Mackanin and Don Stanhouse.
  • June 4, 1975: Traded by the Texas Rangers to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ed Brinkman and Tommy Moore.
  • October 20, 1975: Traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the San Diego Padres for Dick Sharon.
  • January 22, 1977: Released by the San Diego Padres.
  • March 27, 1979: Signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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Uniform Numbers

#26 (1960), #3 (1961-1973, 1975, 1976 Padres), #1 (1974), #5 (1975 Cardinals), #24 (1979)

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Jose Cardenal, Willie Wilson

 

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