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Chris Davis will do his best to avoid Sports Illustrated cover jinx

Chris Davis will do his best to avoid Sports Illustrated cover jinx

With the announcement he will be on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated this week, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis joined some elite company. Former Orioles including Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Cal Ripken Jr. have graced the cover of the magazine since its start in 1954, as have decorated athletes like Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan. It's high praise for a player some thought would never reach his massive potential while in the minor leagues. "If I can have a career anywhere close to what those guys had in their sports, I'd obviously be pretty excited," Davis said Wednesday, a day after his cover was announced. "It is an honor to be on the cover...

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