Chris Davis is a professional baseball player from the USA who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). Davis, who was nicknamed “Crush Davis” for his skills, began his NFL career with the Texas Rangers before switching to the Baltimore Orioles in 2011.
Born on March 17, 1986, as Christopher Lyn Davis in Longview Texas. His parents divorced when he was very young. He has only one sibling – an older sister named Jennifer.
Davis started playing right during his high school days at Longview High School. He not only played as a shortstop on the school baseball team but also as a pitcher.
Chris Davis – Career
After graduating high school in 2004, Davis was selected by the New York Yankees as the third-to-last candidate for the 2004 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. He declined the offer, however, and preferred to attend Navarro Junior College in Texas, where he became the team’s third baseman and their first baseman.
He was discovered by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who called him up for the MLB Draft in 2005, and he also declined the offer. In 2006, Baseball America named him JUCO All-American before the season – which also earned him an award as the most valuable player in the XIV East Zone region.
That same year, he recorded 17 home runs and Davis and was drafted again, this time by Texas Rangers in the fifth round of the 2006 MLB Draft, and he accepted the offer, which marked the beginning of his career in the minor leagues. For the rest of the season, he was on the outfield and first base for the Spokane Indians in the Northwest League Single-A short season. After 69 games, he hit .277 with 70 goals. At the same time, Davis hit 65 strikeouts (eight), 18 doubles, 15 home runs, and 42 runs (RBI).
The Bakersfield Blaze of the Single-A Advanced California League was his first team in the 2007 season before moving up to the Frisco RoughRiders, who were part of the Double-A Texas League, where he stayed for the rest of the season. At the end of the season, he was named Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year at the Rangers. When the next season began, he has voted the second most promising player in the Rangers organization, behind Elvis Andrus of Baseball America.
In the 2008 season, he played first base for Frisco, hitting .333 with 62 goals, 13 home runs, and 42 RBI in 46 games before being promoted to the Pacific Coast League’s Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks. He hit .333 with 37 hits, 10 home runs, and 31 RBI in 31 games and was named All-Star Futures Game, but was unable to play because of his promotion to the Major League by the Texas Rangers.
Although he scored his first major league bat against Óscar Villarreal, the game ended in a 7-2 defeat by the Houston Astros. His first major league game on first base was on 27 June 2008, where he scored his first major league home run.
He remained with the Texas Rangers until the 2011 season when he was transferred to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for reliever Koji Uehara alongside pitcher Tommy Hunter. Since then he has remained with the Orioles (as he was at the time of writing this article).
In 2017, Chris Davis hit the 200th home run of his career in an Orioles uniform, making it the eighth in the history of the Orioles franchise. In May of the same year, he hit his 250th home run in his career (208th as an Oriole) to become the 221st in MLB history to do so.
He also recorded his 738th career hit as an Oriole, making it the 50th in the history of the franchise system. With his 209th home run in his career as an oriole, he tied Brady Anderson to rank 7th in franchise history. This season he beat a total of 0.215/.309/.423 and 0.208/.293/.326 against left-handed players.
Wife (Jill Davis)
Chris Davis has been married to Jill Davis since 2011 and the couple has three lovely daughters together. They currently live in Baltimore, Maryland, and Flower Mound, Texas with their daughters – Ella, Evelyn, and Dorothy. They had previously lived in Arlington.
Height, Weight, Body Measurement, And Other Facts
The professional baseball first baseman and outfielder is quite tall at 1.8 m (1.8 feet). He currently weighs 160 pounds (73 kg). Davis struggled with his weight earlier in his career when he weighed 265 pounds, but he soon learned to eat healthier and lost a lot of weight. His other body measurements are not available online.
He is a devout Christian. Growing up, Davis remembers his parents taking him to the First Baptist Church in Longview. When he’s not playing, he likes to fish for bass.