The staff is complete now let’s go win some ballgames… Oh, it’s December… Well, then. It is true that the Minnesota Twins did finally round out newly minted manager Paul Molitor’s staff on Monday.
The Twins hired Butch Davis, not the football coach, as their first base coach on Monday.
Davis was born on June 19, 1958 in North Carolina. Down the line he made his MLB debut on August 23, 1983 with the Kansas City Royals. Davis would spend time in and out of the majors from 1983 through 1994.
Davis’ playing career saw him with the Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Texas Rangers.
He’s been a coach in the Orioles organization since 2000 mostly at the Double-A level. He was also a roving instructor for the minor league teams working on outfielders and bunting.
Davis’ Wikipedia page really does bury the lead, though. Davis made a cameo in the 1988 baseball classic Bull Durham. Yes, Davis has more than likely met Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon which instantly makes him the coolest coach on the staff.
Doubt Davis’ movie career? Davis has his own IMDB page. Put that in your movie reel and spin it.
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