Sunday, October 9, 2011

Chili Davis

Sent: 8/9/11
Received: 10/8/11
Time: 60 Days
Address: c/o Pawtucket Red Sox
Item Sent: 1991 Fleer Update, 1991 Score Traded, 1991 Topps Traded
Item Received: 1991 Fleer Update, 1991 Topps Traded.  Both signed in black Sharpie.  Returned 1991 Score Traded unsigned.

As popular as Chili Davis remains in Minnesota, it's hard to believe that he only spent two of his 19 seasons in a Twins uniform.  His addition to the Twins lineup in 1991 was so important to that World Series winning club.  He helped provide some left-handed support for Kent Hrbek in an extremely right-handed lineup and would lead the club in home runs, RBI, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, walks, and doubles.  He hit two more home runs in the 1991 World Series against the Braves.  He slumped badly in 1992 and was not re-signed as a free agent.  He was far from done, though, as he would put together several more outstanding seasons for the Angels, Royals, and Yankees, and would finish his career with back-to-back World Series titles for the Yankees in 1998 and 1999.  He spent last season as the hitting coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox and, after several years of not signing autographs through the mail, has seemingly started again via the PawSox team address.

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