Joined the White Sox: 12/15/67, traded from the New York Mets with Buddy Booker, Jack Fisher and Billy Wynne in exchange for Tommie Agee and Al Weis
Left the White Sox: 10/15/68, drafted by the Seattle Pilots in the American League expansion draft
White Sox statistics: 132 games, .268 average, 8 home runs, 50 runs batted in
Some trades make no sense. All I can figure is that the White Sox, having lost the previous year because of a lack of hitting, decided to trade for hitters. The Mets received two players who were key to their World Series win in 1969, the White Sox got three guys who would be gone in a year and a rookie pitcher. Tommy had had some great seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers and spent a year with the Mets before coming to the White Sox. He led the Sox in batting average, tied with Pete Ward in runs batted in, and was third on the team in home runs. He was left unprotected in the 1968 expansion draft and was chosen by the Seattle Pilots, and made a few more stops in the major leagues (Houston, the North Side, Oakland, Baltimore, California and Kansas City) before calling it quits in 1976.
2 thoughts on “Tommy Davis (#atozchallenge)”
It is certainly interesting, this A to Z challenge, going about the blogosphere and discoverling the plethora of interests people have and are able to cover all the alphabet with. You have started with some great players. Enjoy the challenge. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living
Thanks! Good luck to you!
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