Saturday, October 15, 2016

592nd Place - John Davis

Card #672

John Davis must have looked quite intimidating on the mound.  He's listed as 6'7" and 215 pounds.  That's NBA size, not MLB!

If you squint just right Davis kind of looks like Roger Clemens, but that's where the comparisons end.  Though he had a pretty 2.27 ERA in 1987, he also walked 26 batters in 43 innings.  That was a trend that would catch up to him in his next three seasons and he would be done in the majors after 1990.

I'm somewhat mesmerized by the mini-Green Monster behind Davis.  I assume that's the center field batter's screen at their minor league park.

A local newspaper caught up with John Davis back in 2014 when the Royals made their first visit to the World Series since 1985.  Good luck navigating all the pop-ups.

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