Well noted for his defensive skills at third base, Jim Davenport played his entire 13 seasons with the San Francisco Giants. The fans favorite played as competitive in his last game, 1,501 games, as he did in his first. The 5 ft 11 inch, 170 pound Jim Davenport made many diving ground ball catches, rose to his feet and quickly fired getting the runner out at first.
Jim Davenport led the NL in fielding percentages three consecutive seasons, 1960-1962. His winning a Gold Glove Award in 1962 as well as hitting a career-best .297, with 25 doubles, 5 triples and 14 homers, 83 runs and 58 RBI certainly helped San Francisco win its first pennant. In the 1962 World Series,
Jim Davenport had 3 hits in 22 at bats, including a double, scored one run, had a RBI and tied a World Series record defensively for third baseman with 4 double plays in a 7-game Series. baseballhistorian.com