January 17th, 2013

Tommy Davis

January 17, 1977 – The Kansas City Royals release designated hitter Tommy Davis, ending his 17-year Major League career. A New York prep star in 1956, Davis was courted by the Yankees and Dodgers and he signed with Brooklyn after a phone call from Jackie Robinson. Davis made his MLB debut with Los Angeles in 1959 and he won consecutive batting titles in 1962 (.346) and 1963 (.326). He also holds the L.A. single-season mark for most hits (230) and RBI (153), both set in 1962.