Monday, February 9, 2009
#28T Chili Davis
Another rubber bat, and this time it's a swing and a miss. Look carefully and you can see the baseball right behind Chili's ass. This is a Comiskey Park photo, of course.
Twelve players finished their careers with between 340 and 360 homers, including Johnny Mize, Yogi Berra, Ellis Burks, Dick Allen, George Foster, and Ron Santo. Oh, and Chili Davis.
Well, one caveat, Luis Gonzalez is still active and could move out of this group.
Chili Davis is waaaay underrated in my book. He played for 18 seasons and finished with an OPS+ of 120. He did that without ever topping 150 and was never below 108 after his second full season. This guy reminds me of Harold Baines--very solid year after year, just without eye-popping HR and RBI numbers. But he was consistent and reliable, and won 3 World Series titles.