San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
San Francisco Giants: 1981-1987
San Francisco Giants All-Star: 1984, 1986
The first Jamaican in ML history, Davis began exceptional 19-year career with seven seasons as Giants outfielder. In his first full season, 1982, switch-hitter batted .261, 19 HR, 76 RBI, 24 SB, and led NL outfielders in assists (16). In 1984 his .315 batting average was third-best in NL.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Sports. In addition, it is included in the San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1984.
Location. 37° 46.746′ N, 122° 23.405′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on King Street north of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jeffrey Leonard (here, next to this marker); Mike Krukow (here, next to this marker); Atlee Hammacher (here, next to this marker); Bob BrenlyChris Speier (here, next to this marker); Vida Blue (here, next to this marker); Greg Minton (here, next to this marker); Johnnie LeMaster (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . Chili Davis (Wikipedia).
"Charles Theodore "Chili" Davis (born January 17, 1960) is a Jamaican-American former professional baseball player. He played as an outfielder and designated hitter from 1981 to 1999 for the San Francisco Giants (19811987), California Angels (19881990, 19931996), Minnesota Twins (19911992), Kansas City Royals (1997) and New York Yankees (19981999). His first MLB coaching position after his playing career was with the Oakland Athletics from 2012 to 2014. He also coached for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets. Davis was a switch-hitter and threw right-handed. He is the first ballplayer born in Jamaica to appear in an MLB game."(Submitted on July 16, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.