Former Dodger Tommy Davis Has Died At The Age Of 83

Sad day in baseball today.

Two-time National League batting champion Tommy Davis, whose baseball path as a high school standout was altered by a phone call from Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, passed away Sunday at the age of 83.

Davis, who was born March 21, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York, died in Phoenix with his family at his bedside.

Davis won back-to-back batting titles with the Dodgers in 1962 (.346) and 1963 (.326). He was the first batting champion in the history of the Los Angeles franchise. His 230 hits and 153 RBI in 1962 remain Los Angeles single-season records. He was a member of three Dodger championship teams in 1959, 1963 and 1965.

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