We will see history tonight if Chris Davis, who had four home runs in his first four games, hits another homer. If the hottest hitter in baseball puts another out of the ballpark, he will become the first player in major league history to hit a home run in each of his team’s first five games of the season.
As we wait for his next at-bat here at Camden Yards, here are some Chris Davis facts, courtesy of the Orioles.
--- In his first four games of 2013, Davis had more RBIs (16) than 17 major league teams and at least twice as many RBI as the Marlins (8), Padres (8), Giants (8), Cubs (7), Dodgers (7) and Pirates (6).
--- In his first four games of 2013, he had more RBI than any two players in baseball combined.
--- In his first four games of 2013, Davis had more RBI than any player in baseball history through the first four games. The previous record was 12, held by three players, including Mark McGwire in 1998.
--- In his first four games of 2013, he had more RBI than Padres shortstop Enzo Hernandez had (12) in 549 at-bats during the entire 1971 season (this stat came courtesy of Yahoo’s Jeff Passan).
--- Davis is the first Orioles hitter and the fourth player in major league history to homer in each of his first four games. He is also the first player in major-league history with a home run and at least three RBIs in each of his first four games.
--- Davis has the most homers in Orioles history over a 10-game span with 10 and over a 11-game span with 11.
--- Davis drove in 11 runs in the Tampa Bay Rays series. Cal Ripken Jr. was the last Orioles hitter to do that in a series of three games or fewer (Ripken drove in 11 in a two-game set against the Mariners in 1996).
--- Adam Jones has gotten a hit then scored on a Davis home run in each of the past three games.