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Willie Davis
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Baseball Player
    (April 15, 1940-March 9, 2010)
    Born in Mineral Springs, Arkansas
    Outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1960-73), Montreal Expos (1974), Texas Rangers (1975), San Diego Padres (1976), Chunichi Dragons (1977), Crown Lighter Lions (1978) and California Angels (1979)
    Career batting average of .279
    Career totals of 2,561 hits, 182 home runs and 398 stolen bases
    Two-time All-Star (1971,1973)
    Appeared in episodes of Mr. Ed and The Flying Nun
    He was nicknamed 'Three Dog' for his uniform number.
    He set a World Series record by committing three errors in a single inning (1966).
    While playing in Japan, he irritated his teammates by constantly fingering his prayer beads and chanting before games.
    He was arrested at his parents' home for threatening to kill them and burn down the house if they did not give him $5,000 (1996).
    Dodgers general manager Buzzie Bavasi said, 'He could have been a Hall of Famer, but he had million-dollar legs and a 10-cent head.'
    In high school, he ran the 100-yard dash in 9.5 seconds and set a Los Angeles city record in the long jump at 25 feet 5 inches.
    Manny Mota said of his speed, 'I saw him score from second base on a fly ball to center field. He was the only person I ever saw do that.'
    He stole 20 or more bases in 13 seasons.
    He set a World Series record (since broken) by stealing three bases in a single game (1965).
    He had a 31 game hitting streak (1969) that, at the time of his death, remained the record for a Dodger.

Credit: C. Fishel


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