Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Charles Theodore Davis was Chili with a "Y" in San Francisco

Charles Theodore Davis, "Chili" in the baseball world, born in Kingston, Jamaica, was Chilly and not Chili while wearing the orange and black.

I got to thinking about this when viewing one of the Giants' greatest games as voted by their fans. So I looked up his career statistics and they are impressive but not worthy of Hall of Fame induction. Although, Chili Davis did come away with 3 World Series rings.

In Chili's career during the regular season these are his totals:
G-2436 AB-8673 R-1240 H-2380 HR-350 RBI-1372 AVG. .274

His postseason record was immaculate sans the 1987 loss by the Giants to the Cardinals in 7 games.

In 1991, as a Minnesota Twin, the Twins defeated the Atlanta Braves in 7 games.
In 1998, as a New York Yankee, the Yanks swept the San Diego Padres in 4 games.
In 1999, as a Yankee, the Yankees again swept their opponent, America's team per their Superstation plug, the Atlanta Braves.

But as a Giant, this player with a solid career was just Chilly Davis.

(thanks to for the numbers)

Kevin Marquez