Los Angeles, California
Professional Baseball Player
A member of Lou Dantzler’s original “pick-up truck recreation center,” right fielder Eric Davis spent many hours at the Challengers Boys & Girls Club in Los Angeles, learning lessons that helped prepare him for a baseball career. Combining great speed with consistent power, Davis distinguished himself on several winning teams, including the Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore Orioles. In 1986, he became one of a handful of players in MLB history to hit 20 home runs and steal 80 bases. A year later, he joined the elite “30/30 Club” when he hit 37 home runs and stole 50 bases.