Mariners Greatest Hits: “Mr. Mariner” Alvin Davis
The 1980’s were a rough time for the Mariners. In fact, they never had a record that was above .500 that decade. Thankfully, during these down years, M’s fans could rely on one man, Alvin Davis, to lift their spirits with his offensive prowess. In honor of our greatest M’s first baseman of all-time, here Davis’s top-three outings of his Mariners career.
As Riley Baker pointed out this morning, from the moment he began his career in Seattle until he finished it in 1991, Alvin Davis set the franchise bar on offense, ending his eight-year Mariners stint leading nearly a dozen statistical categories among first baseman in the organization.
From his Rookie of the Year season in 84′ until his final go around in Seattle in 91′, Davis sprinkled in moments of sheer excellence; moments that would help earn him the nickname, “Mr. Mariner”.
From Davis’s walk-off hits to his handful of grand slams, there is no shortage of games to choose from when deciding his top-three games of his M’s career.
Nevertheless, we hunkered down and selected three games that we believe to be the best of the best from the Mariners original star at first base.
These moments have been chosen based on clutch factor, how his performance impacted the outcome of the game and the overall brilliance that Davis showed Mariners fans on a fairly regular basis.
We hope you enjoy reliving these amazing moments created by the one and only, Alvin Davis.