Saturday, December 21, 2013

#245 - Chili Davis

What a card: Chili Davis had returned to form at the time this card was issued. After a sophomore slump in 1983, he rebounded in 1984 to finish third in the National League with a .315 average.

My observation on the front: This is the third straight Giants card featuring a batter in action. And this photo was likely taken during the same game as this one.

More opinion from me: Davis always had a bad-ass way about him on his cards. He hardly ever smiles and he's featuring a downright glare on some cards.

Something you might know: A rookie sensation for the Giants in 1982, Davis fashioned a 19-year career, winning World Series with the Twins in 1991 and the Yankees in 1998 and 1999. He's one of those rare players that ended his career with a World Series title.

Something you might not know: Davis, who received his nickname "Chili" as a youngster after his dad gave him an unfortunate "chili bowl" haircut, wound up cutting other people's hair as it became an interest of his.

My observation on the back: Other Jamaican-born players that followed Davis were Devon White, Rolando Roomes and Justin Masterson.

The blog wants to speak now: The Music category is updated.

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