Arkansas born Willie Davis was a standout athlete at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles. He was a 3-sport star, but it was Baseball were scout Kenny Myers came calling. (BTW, Myers was one of the more highly regarded scouts and Baseball mind in the game. He signed a MLB contract at age 15 and was a master at teaching hitting.) Davis signed a contract with the Dodgers upon his graduation in 1958, and played his first game as a Dodger two years later. In 1961, he would take over centerfield duties from Duke Snider, and remain there over the next 13 years.
Willie Davis currently holds the longest hitting streak in Dodgers history (31); most triples in a season as an LA Dodger (16); tied for most hits in a game (6); most singles in a game (6); most career games, hits, runs, triples, at-bats, total bases and extra base hits as an LA Dodger. The man was a machine.
Below are complete scans of every page from Willie Davis' 1961 Union Oil Dodger Family Booklet. Click any pic to embiggen.
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