Alum Davis Inducted Into City Baseball HOF

March 16, 2010

STANFORD, Calif.-- Former Stanford Major Leaguer Steve Davis will be inducted into the inaugural Campbell (Calif.) City Baseball Hall of Fame on April 10.

Davis spent four seasons with the Cardinal from 1973 to 1976, earning team MVP honors as a senior after batting .298 with a team-high 12 homers and 49 RBIs. The two-time first team all-conference shortstop hit .307 over 214 career games as the team's starter all four seasons.

Davis reached the Major Leagues in 1979 with the Cubs after being drafted in the 14th round.  The Cardinal, coached by Ray Young, won 42 games in 1976 and 37 games in 1973 and 1975. Davis is also a member of the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame.

The ceremony, inducting the first 10 members will occur on April 10 at 7 p.m. at the Sonoma Chicken Coop, 200 E. Campbell Ave. in downtown Campbell. More information can be obtained at: www.thelastbaseballtown.com.

According to Campbell historian Chuck Hildebrand, Stanford and Campbell have had a connection since 1901, when the first Campbell High graduate, Charles Beardsley, later graduated from Stanford and was president of the American Bar Association. Stanford Hall of Famer “Swede” Righter, who played basketball and football for the Cardinal, was Campbell's first prominent athlete at the turn of the 20th century. Davis was the city's first Major Leaguer.

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