Wednesday, February 1, 2023

RIP - Bill Davis

Bill Davis, a former Indians' prospect (at least according to Topps), passed away on January 13, 2023 at age 80. 
Davis probably holds the record for most appearances on a Rookie Stars card. (He never did get his own card.)
He played 33 games for the Indians in '65 & '66, and 31 games for the Padres in 1969. Acquired by San Diego after the expansion draft, Davis was their opening day 1st baseman in 1969, but was soon replaced by Nate Colbert
In May '69 he was traded to the Cardinals, who flipped him to the Twins 2 months later. Davis never played for either team, not did he play in the minors after 1969. 

1 comment:

Brett Alan said...

Wow, 5 "Rookie Stars" cards is insane! And the branding stayed the same throughout.