Mariners Greatest Hits: “Mr. Mariner” Alvin Davis
By Adam Levi
September 28th, 1990
It was a new decade with the same reliable Davis at the plate. By this late season game, Davis was on track to reach at least 20 doubles, 15 home runs and 65 RBIs for the 6th straight year.
From the Mariners inaugural season in 1977 until 1996, no others M’s player would have as many seasons with those figures. It’s only appropriate that the Mariner to tie and then break the record of six seasons with these figures would be the M’s best player of the generation following Davis’s.
How did Davis get there? He had an amazing day that would include collecting his second most RBIs; it would help the M’s crush the Chicago Whitesox 13-4.
Davis would double in his first at-bat and would eventually be driven home by Jay Buhner to score the Mariners first run. He would be shut down in the 3rd but would bounce back in a big way in the later innings.
Davis would step to the plate in the top of the 5th with the bases loaded and he would deliver one more time.
It would be his 9th and final grand slam of his career, his 2nd in his last two weeks and this 3rd of the 1990 season. The blast would give the Mariners a comfortable lead of 7-2.
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In the 6th, Davis would bring in another run, this time without hitting the ball. He would draw a bases loaded walk.
Then in the next frame, he would bring in one more run, again, without adding a hit to his total. He would smack a sacrifice fly to deep left center allowing Harold Reynolds to score.
That would be his last plate appearance of the game, ending his 2-3, six RBI night in which he was able to drive in a run in his last three plate appearances.
We hope you enjoyed the countdown of Alvin Davis’s greatest games. As always, if you agree or disagree with our selection, feel free to let us know in the comments section below or on Twitter at SodoMojoFS.
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