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Tommy Davis – The Man Could Flat Out Hit

For two seasons, you could argue that Tommy Davis was the best young player in the National League. In 1962, at age 23, he finished third in MVP voting (behind teammate Maury Wills and Willie Mays of the Giants). What did he do that year? Nothing much, but lead the NL with a .346 batting average, 240 hits, and 153 RBI. The RBI are still a team record. The 240 hits were a Dodgers record for a rightu2011handed hitter, and the .346 average is second to Mike Piazza‘s .362 in 1997 for the highest average in L.A. Dodger history.