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CHILI DAVIS
Born: January 17, 1960 in Kingston, Jamaica
Player Career
Bat: Both Throw: Right Height: 6' 3" Weight: 195
First Game: April 10, 1981 ; Final Game: October 3, 1999
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Chili Davis This article was written by Rory Costello and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research Baseball has yet to take firm hold in the island of Jamaica, even though it is surrounded by other nations with a strong tradition in the sport. As of 2011, four men of Jamaican birth have made it to the majors, all of whom learned the game in the United States. The first and most successful of these players was Charles "Chili" Davis, who hit 350 home runs for five teams from 1981 to 1999. That is the fourth-highest career total for switch-hitters, behind Mickey Mantle, Eddie Murray, and Chipper Jones.Over his 19 seasons, Chili also earned a reputation as "smart, affable, and candid."[1] He developed into a leader with a calming influence and a philosophical bent. A line of his has been quoted widely: "Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."Charles Theodore Davis was born on January 17, 1960, in Jamaica's capital city, Kingston. His parents were William and Jenny (Baux) Davis.[2] There were four other children in the family, three boys and one girl.[3]
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