Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chili Davis And The Yankee-Red Sox Connection

Chili Just Before Going Yard Off Pedro
New Red Sox hitting coach Chili Davis reportedly turned down the Yankee hitting coach job to sign with The Carmine Hose. Score one for the ChiliMan! Moreover, Davis has another solid Red Sox connection—he was formerly the hitting coach of AAA Pawtucket. However, an even more obscure connection might not sit too well with the Fenway Faithful. On September 10, 1999, Davis collected the only hit (a solo HR) off Pedro Martinez in the pitcher's legendary complete-game, 17-strikeout win at the old Yankee Stadium. The pinstriped Davis will always be held accountable for the only blemish that spelled the difference between a perfect game and a just amazing game. We might forgive him. If he asks nicely.