Entering his 2nd season as Red Sox Hitting Coach...Was named to the position on 10/23/14, with the appointment marking his return to the BOS organization after having served as hitting coach for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2011.
Last year, along with Assistant Hitting Coach Victor Rodriguez, worked with Red Sox batters as they finished 4th in the AL in batting average (.265), runs scored (748) and runs/game (4.62)...In addition, Boston batters led the majors in pitches seen (24,657) and led the AL in pitches/plate appearance (3.95).
Spent 3 years (2012-14) as hitting coach for the Oakland Athletics...Was named to that position on 11/26/11...2012 was his 1st year as a ML coach.
Over his 3-year stint with OAK, the Athletics led the majors in walks (1,709), and finished 4th in HR (527) and 5th in runs scored (2,209). In 2014, A's hitters led the AL in walks (586) and triples (33), and ranked 4th in times on base (1,989).
In his 1st year with OAK (2012), the A's increased both their total number of runs scored (+68) and home runs (+81) over the previous year. Served as hitting coach for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2011...Under his guidance the PawSox, the North Division champions, ranked among International League leaders in on-base percentage (3rd, .335), runs scored (3rd, 657), HR (5th, 132), and SLG (6th, .401). Served as a part-time instructor in the Los Angeles Dodgers' Fall Instructional League in 2010.
Started his professional coaching career as hitting coach for the Australian Baseball Academy...Spent 2 years (2003-04) in that role.
Selected by SF in the 11th round of the 1977 June Draft...A switch-hitting outfielder, played 19 seasons in the majors between the Giants (1981-87), Angels (1988-90; 1993-96), Twins (1991-92), Royals (1997), and Yankees (1998-99). Won World Series championships with the Twins (1991), and twice with the Yankees (1998-99)...Was teammates with Carl Willis in MIN from 1991-92.
Selected to 3 All-Star teams in his career: 1984 and 1986 for SF and 1994 for CAL.
Overall, was a career .274 hitter (2,380-for-8,673) with 424 2B, 30 3B, 350 HR, 1,372 RBI, and 1,240 runs scored in 2,436 games.
Became the 1st-ever Jamaican-born player to appear in the majors when he made his debut on 4/10/81 vs. SD...Is 1 of only 4 Jamaican-born players ever to appear in a ML game (also Devon White, Rolando Roomes, and Justin Masterson).
Finished 4th in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1982 after hitting .261 with 27 2B, 6 3B, 19 HR, 76 RBI, and 24 SB in 154 games for the Giants.
Belted a career-high 30 HR for the Royals in 1997...Hit 20 or more homers in 10 different seasons, narrowly missing 12 as he finished with 19 homers twice (1982 & 1999). Drove in a career-high 112 runs for CAL in 1993...Drove in 80 or more runs in a season 9 times.
Was a teammate of both Red Sox Manager John Farrell (1993-94) and Bench Coach Torey Lovullo (1993) with the Angels.
Among all-time switch-hitters, ranks 7th in HR and RBI, 8th in extra-base hits (804), and 9th in walks (1,194) and games. Retired at the age of 39, following the 1999 season with the World Champion Yankees.
Full name: Charles Theodore Davis.
Married to Ann.
Graduated from Dorsey (CA) High School...Lettered in baseball and basketball.