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Eric Davis

Born: May 29, 1962

Birthplace: Los Angeles

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Eric Davis

Date of Birth : May 29, 1962
Birth Place : Los Angeles

Eric Keith Davis is a former center fielder for several Major League Baseball teams. Davis was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 19, 1984 with the Cincinnati Reds, the team for which he is most remembered. Blessed with a rare combination of excellent foot speed and bat speed, Davis became the first major league player to hit at least 30 home runs and steal at least 50 bases in the same season in 1987. A series of injuries derailed his career as he moved to the Dodgers and then the Tigers, and he retired in 1994. In 1996, Davis successfully restarted his baseball career with the Reds and was named the comeback player of the year. He moved to the Baltimore Orioles and, despite fighting colon cancer, he had one of his best statistical seasons in 1998. Injuries again slowed Davis over the next few seasons and he retired for good in 2001. Along with other business interests, Davis currently works as a roving instructor in the Reds organization.


  • Baseball player


  • Sherrie Davis


  • Erica Davis
  • Sacha Davis

Awards Won

  • Best Comeback Athlete ESPY Award
Source: Freebase, CC-YY
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