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Alvin Davis
Davis in Seattle, Opening Day 2007
First baseman / Designated hitter
Born: (1960-09-09) September 9, 1960 (age 63)
Riverside, California, U.S.
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: April 11, 1984, for the Seattle Mariners
NPB: July 10, 1992, for the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes
Last appearance
MLB: June 25, 1992, for the California Angels
NPB: September 15, 1992, for the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes
MLB statistics
Batting average.280
Home runs160
Runs batted in683
NPB statistics
Batting average.275
Home runs5
Runs batted in12
Career highlights and awards

Alvin Glenn Davis (born September 9, 1960), nicknamed "Mr. Mariner",[1][2] is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and designated hitter. He played eight of his nine seasons for the Seattle Mariners and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 1984.[3]

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Early years

The youngest of four sons,[4] Davis was born and raised in Riverside, California. His father died in 1970.[4] Davis graduated from John W. North High School in 1978.[3] He was selected in the eighth round (189th overall) of the 1978 Major League Baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants, but opted to play college baseball at Arizona State in Tempe.[5] Davis, who batted left-handed and threw right-handed, was later drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the sixth round (144th overall) in 1981, but opted to stay in college and earned a degree in finance.[3][4][6]

Minor league career

After his senior season at ASU in 1982, Davis was drafted in June by the Seattle Mariners in the sixth round (138th overall).[7] He played the rest of the season in Double-A for the Lynn Sailors in the Eastern League, batting .284 with 12 home runs and 56 runs batted in (RBI) in 74 games.[8] Davis continued at that level in 1983 in Tennessee, with the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern League. He hit .296 with 18 home runs and 83 RBI in 131 games, and nearly averaged a walk per game.[8]

Davis began the 1984 season in Triple-A, with the Salt Lake City Gulls of the Pacific Coast League. After just one game, he was promoted to the majors, due to a hand injury to Ken Phelps on April 6,[4] and Davis remained with Seattle for eight seasons, through 1991. In that only game for Salt Lake, he went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk, and never returned to the minors.[8]

Major league career

Seattle Mariners

During a nine-year major league career, Davis batted .280 with 160 home runs and 683 RBI in 1,206 career games.[9] He hit 20-plus homers in three seasons, and drove in over 100 runs twice.[9]

Davis holds the Mariners and Major League Baseball record for the most consecutive games reaching base to start a career, with 47.[10] Well-liked by Mariners fans, Davis held most of the young franchise's offensive records until the arrival of Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martínez, and Alex Rodriguez. His fellow players thought highly of him as well. "You know sooner or later we're going to score some runs," teammate Ed Vande Berg said in 1984. "We have mister everything on the offense – Mr. Alvin Davis."[11] Tommy John called him a "modern-day George Scott," explaining, "When Scott first came into the league, no one knew how to pitch to him, and they didn't find out for three years."[11]

Davis made his major league debut in the Kingdome on April 11, 1984; he homered in his first two big league games,[12][13] and collected two doubles in his sixth and three doubles in the next.[14] After his first week, Davis had a .370 batting average, a .778 slugging percentage, and a seven-game hitting streak. He reached base in each of the first 47 games of his career, and was chosen for his only All-Star Game as a rookie. Named the Mariners' MVP, he was also voted the American League's Rookie of the Year, with a .284 batting average, 27 home runs, and 116 RBI in 152 games.[9][15] Davis hit a career-high 29 home runs in 1987, and he had perhaps his best season in 1989, when he finished second in the American League with a .920 OPS.[9][16]

With the addition of Pete O'Brien in 1990, Davis was increasingly used as Seattle's designated hitter. He only saw action on defense as a first baseman in 52 games that season, further reduced to just 14 games in 1991. His batting average fell to .221 in 1991 with 12 home runs and 69 RBI in 145 games;[9] with young Tino Martinez in the organization, Davis was not in the team's plans for 1992.

Davis' season high for home runs was 29 in 1987 and his most RBI (116) came as a rookie in 1984. His highest batting average for a season was .305 in 1989.[9]

California Angels

After eight years in Seattle, Davis signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the California Angels on February 14, 1992.[17] In 40 games with the Angels in a platoon role, he hit .250 with no homers and 16 RBI.[9] Davis had two hits in his final major league game,[18] but was released after only a half season in late June.[19] He soon joined the Kintetsu Buffaloes of Osaka in Japan,[19] and appeared in 40 games in the Pacific League, batting .275 with five home runs and 12 RBI.[8]

Personal life

Davis lives in his hometown of Riverside with his wife Kim; they have three children. Davis has been a volunteer at Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church for the past nine years overseeing the church's finances and has served as a member of the church's elder board for over 20 years.[20] He has also previously coached baseball at Martin Luther King High School for ten years.[1][21] After his father's death in 1970, Davis and his mother Mylie had a very close relationship, and she relocated from Riverside to Tempe when he was in college.[4]

In 1997, Davis was inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame.[22]

In 2012, Davis returned to the Seattle Mariners organization as a roving minor league instructor.[1][23]


  1. ^ a b c Stone, Larry (March 5, 2013). "Alvin Davis: Mr. Mariner reconnects with his old team". The Seattle Times. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Levi, Adam (June 30, 2017). "Mariners Greatest Hits: "Mr. Mariner" Alvin Davis". Fox Sports. FanSided. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Eskenazi, David; Rudman, Steve (April 11, 2014). "Wayback Machine: Alvin Davis, Mr. Mariner". Sports Press Northwest. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e Maisel, Ivan (June 11, 1984). "At last, a man to shout about". Sports Illustrated. p. 64.
  5. ^ "8th Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved March 27, 2023.
  6. ^ "6th Round of the 1981 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved March 27, 2023.
  7. ^ "6th Round of the 1982 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved March 27, 2023.
  8. ^ a b c d "Alvin Davis Minor & Japanese Leagues Statistics". Retrieved March 27, 2023.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Alvin Davis Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Rookie Status & More". Retrieved March 27, 2023.
  10. ^ Thorpe, Jacob (September 24, 2013). "Safe to say, Almonte makes strong first impression". Seattle Mariners. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "VandeBerg, M's clip Angels". Ellensburg Daily Record. UPI. May 7, 1984. Retrieved March 31, 2020 – via Google News.
  12. ^ "M's burn Bosox". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. April 12, 1984. p. 33.
  13. ^ "Brunansky bruises Mariners". Spokane Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. April 14, 1984. p. 14.
  14. ^ "Davis cuffs Caudill, A's around, 5-4". The Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. April 19, 1984. p. 33 – via Google News.
  15. ^ "M's Davis gets his shot; earns AL Rookie honors". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. November 21, 1984. p. 2C – via Google News.
  16. ^ "1989 American League Batting Leaders". Retrieved March 27, 2023.
  17. ^ "Alvin Davis signed by Angels". The Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). February 14, 1992. p. C5 – via Google News.
  18. ^ "Major League stat sheet". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. June 26, 1992. p. 3B – via Google News.
  19. ^ a b "Alvin Davis headed for Japan". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. June 27, 1992 – via Google News.
  20. ^ "Leadership and Staff". Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church.
  21. ^ "Running Home to the Father". Awana. Archived from the original on May 4, 2012.
  22. ^ "Alvin Davis - Mariners Hall of Fame". Seattle Mariners. Retrieved August 10, 2008.
  23. ^ Baker, Geoff (July 26, 2012). "Hisashi Iwakuma returns to Japan for personal reasons, but Mariners expect him to make next start". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2013.

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