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Chicago Cubs committed highway robbery in the 1980 Rule 5 Draft

Having been born in 1991, I never watched Jody Davis play. His place in Chicago Cubs history had, until pretty recently, gone overlooked on my part. But the lack of baseball or even any semblance of it has me digging through old baseball books, watching classic games and taking leaps off the high dive into the depths of Baseball Reference.

I’d always known Davis’ name. I knew he was a huge part of the 1984 club that won the NL East crown and that, to this day, fans loved him for what he brought to the table during his four-year tenure on the North Side.