Saturday, February 20, 2016

RIP - Jim Davenport

Longtime Giants' player, coach, and executive Jim Davenport passed away on February 18, 2016 at age 82.

Davenport played his entire career with the Giants (1958 to 1970). He was the team's regular 3rd baseman from 1958 (their first season in San Francisco) until 1963, and a utility infielder from 1964 until his release in July 1970.

After his playing career he was a Giants' coach from 1976-82 and their manager during the 1985 season. After coaching for other teams from 1988-92, he returned to the Giants in 1993 and remained in their employ in a variety of roles until his death.

 CBS San Francisco obituary

 San Jose Mercury obituary