Alvin Davis Athlete, Post-1960

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Athlete, Post-1960

Alvin Davis

Alvin Davis was an All CIF baseball player at North High School as well as an All American first baseman at Arizona State, where he led the Sun Devils to an NCAA championship. He graduated from Arizona State University, with a history of good grades and team leadership at every level.

Davis went on to play professional baseball with both the Seattle Mariners and the California Angels for ten years. While with the Mariners, in 1984 he was Rookie of the Year for the American League, and he played in the 1984 All Star game. Alvin was a career .280 hitter, with 160 home runs and 683 RBIs, finishing as the Seattle Mariners’ team leader in eight different offensive categories.

Since retiring from professional baseball, Davis has donated thousands of hours to both his church and his community. A devout Christian, he oversees the financial ministry of his church—the Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church—and serves as an elder and volunteer staff member.

He and his wife Kim have been married for 21 years and have three children. Jordan, 18, is a college-bound senior at Woodcrest Christian High School and is also a two-year letterman in soccer. Justin, 15, will be a junior at Woodcrest Christian next year and plays baseball. Kayla, 13, plays soccer and has been home schooled. She will attend Woodcrest in the future. Kim has home schooled all three children and acts as a Bible teacher, coach, and mentor.

Alvin has coached baseball from Little League through high school levels, and he is currently assisting with his son Justin’s Senior Division team. He credits Bobby Bonds and Dusty Baker as role models when he was growing up. His mother Mylie and brothers Bill and Mike have been positive influences all through his life along with coaches Rich Stalder and Jim Brock, whom he believes are responsible for this honor.