The Giants family was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Davenport last night in Redwood City due to heart failure.
Davenport, 82, played all 13 seasons of his Major League career in a Giants uniform from 1958-1970. He was a member of the original 1958 San Francisco Giants and spent 51 seasons in the organization, having played, coached and managed at both the Major and minor league levels.
The Siluria, Alabama native posted a .258 lifetime batting average in 1,501 Major League contests. He earned All-Star status and a Gold Glove in 1962 and was voted by the fans as the third baseman on the Giants’ 25th Anniversary Dream Team in 1982.
"The passing of Jim Davenport brings great sadness to our organization,” Larry Baer said. “Jim had a wonderful spirit and was a great Giant. We will always remember Davvy. We express our deepest condolences to his family and will have them in our thoughts and prayers.”
Davenport is survived by his wife, Betty, daughter Cathy, sons Randy, Ken, Don and Gary.
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