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“Mr. Mariner” Alvin Davis Joins Seattle Player Development Department

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Vice President of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik and Director of Player Development Chris Gwynn announced today that Alvin Davis has joined the Mariners Player Development Department as a roving minor league instructor.

“I am really excited to add Alvin to our player development staff,” Gwynn said. “His knowledge, intellect and teaching ability will help our young players as they progress through our system.”

Mr. Mariner Alvin Davis

Davis played for the Mariners from 1984-91, earning the nickname “Mr. Mariner”. He was the team’s first inductee into the Mariners Hall of Fame in 1997.

Alvin was named American League Rookie of the Year in 1984 by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and finished his career in the top-10 in nearly every Mariners offensive category.

Davis will be in Seattle this weekend for the Mariners Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson, including throwing out a first pitch prior to Friday night’s game vs. the Royals.

Davis will be available to media on the field (Mariners dugout) from 4:45 – 5:00 pm on Friday, July 27.