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Cincinnati Reds’ Eric Davis, 1987

Posted on July 22, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Cincinnati Reds center fielder Eric Davis in the team’s locker room in Riverfront Stadium before a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, May 9, 1987. The photo ran with a story chronicling the young star’s rise in Major League Baseball. Through 46 games the 24-year-old had 17 homers, 44 RBI and a .349 batting average. “I’ve never seen a player with more raw talent,” Reds manager Pete Rose said at the time. That year he went on to make the All-Star team, was a Gold Glove winner and finished hitting .293 with 37 homers and 50 steals despite playing in only 129 games. Davis retired after the 2001 season and was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2005. Click here to see another photo from our archives of Davis. Photo by Charles Bertram | staff

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