9.09.2008

1961 Topps
Tommy Davis

Topps sure did like to stick that big giant trophy on their cards in the 1960s and 70s, didn't they?

I love it.

Davis was a two-time batting champ (1962, 63) and was the National League RBI leader in 1962. But my favorite factoid about Tommy Davis is that he played on 11 different teams in a ten-year stretch.

Beginning in 1967, Davis played for the New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, Seattle Pilots, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics (again), Chicago Cubs (again), Baltimore Orioles, California Angels and Kansas City Royals.

After being released by the Orioles in Spring Training in 1976, he signed with the New York Yankees, but never played for them. That would have made it 12, but I guess it really doesn't count.

All-in-all, Davis did play for 12 teams, counting his first seven seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers – his first eight seasons if you count the one game he played in 1959.

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