Alvin Davis, one of the more popular players in franchise history -the 1984 Rookie of the Year – has rejoined the team as a minor league roving instructor.
Davis, who played with the team from 1984 through 1991, was the first player inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame, and director of player development Chris Gwynn made the announcement today.
“I am really excited to add Alvin to our player development staff,” Gwynn said. “His knowledge, intellect and teaching ability will help our young players as they progress through our system.”
Drafted by Seattle in 1982, the first baseman batted .284 with 27 home runs and 116 RBI in ’84 and was named to the All-Star team that season. Davis retired after the ’92 season with a .280 career batting average.
Davis will be in Seattle this weekend for the Mariners Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson, and will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday night before the Royals game..