Jim Davenport, American baseball player, Died at 82

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James Houston “Peanut” Davenport was born on August 17, 1933, and died on February 18, 2016.

He was a Major League Baseball infielder.,(mostly third baseman).

He played his entire career with the San Francisco Giants, in 1958 to 1970.

He was a right-handed batter and thrower attended The University of Southern Mississippi.

Jim played one World Series in 1962, as the Giants lost to the New York Yankees.

Jim Davenport made his only All-Star team in 1962, batting .297 on the season.

He was known for his fielding, winning a Gold Glove at 3B, also in 1962.

He had a career batting average of .258 with 77 home runs and 456 RBIs, with 1142 career hits in 4427 at bats.

Jim Davenport played in 1501 games in 13 years.

After being a coach for a number of years, Davenport was made the manager of the Giants in 1985 but was replaced before the end of the season by Roger Craig after compiling a 56-88 record.

His 1985 team went on to lose 100 games in the pressing season in franchise history (to date, it is also the only time the team has ever hit the triple-digit mark in losses).

Following that, Jim became a Philadelphia Phillies coach in 1987, before returning to the Giants as a first base coach in 1996.

Jim Davenport was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, in 2006.

James Houston “Peanut” Davenport relocated in San Mateo, California and worked in the Giants’ front office until his death.

James Houston “Peanut” Davenport passed away at 82 yrs old due to prostate cancer for over a year.