Astros in the Sky
The Deadball Era
Born: Oct 21, 1941
The Duke University product was signed by the fledgling Colt .45s in 1961 and spent some time with the Houston Buffs before the Colt .45s came into existence. The outfielder debuted with the .45s the next year and hit .214 in limited action as a 20-year-old.
After three years in the minors, Davis returned to Houston and played three seasons, compiling a .239 average with 10 homers while with the Astros. He was dealt in 1968 for pitcher Hal Gilson and outfielder Dick Simpson, hitting .177 for the NL Champion Cardinals. He got to live the dream of playing in the World Series that year. He made a final big league stop in Pittsburgh in 1969 where he hit .234 in 62 games.
Davis returned to Houston and made it his home until he passed away on September 5th, 1992 at age 50.