- Jim Davenport
Infobox MLB retired
birthdate=birth date and age|1933|8|17
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants(1958-1970)As Manager
San Francisco Giants(1985)
*All-Star (NL): 1962
Gold Glove Award: 1962
*Led NL in Sacrifice Hits (17) in 1958
James Houston Davenport (born
August 17 1933in Siluria, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball infielder(mostly third base) who played his entire career with the San Francisco Giants(1958-1970). The right-handed batter and thrower attended The University of Southern Mississippi.
Davenport, however, was known for his fielding, winning a Gold Glove at 3B, also in 1962.
He had a career
batting averageof .258 with 77 home runs and 456 RBIs. He had 1142 career hits in 4427 at bats. He played in 1501 games in 13 years.
After being a coach for a number of years, Davenport was made the manager for the Giants in 1985, but was soon replaced by Roger Craig after accumulating a 56-88 record. He became a
Philadelphia Philliescoach in 1987.
In 2006, Davenport was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/d/davenji01.shtml BaseballReference.com] - career statistics and analysis
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