Baltimore Slugger Chris Davis Starred in Kelowna

Chris Davis has always hit north of the border
by Melissa Couto, Canadian Baseball Network

If anything can help Chris Davis get out of his lengthy slump, it’s a trip to Canada.

The Baltimore Orioles slugger, who arrived in Toronto to begin a three-game set against the Blue Jays on Tuesday with a measly .195 batting average, has always played well north of the border.

And it started years before he even made it to the big leagues.

In 2005, a year before he was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round, Davis and two of his teammates from Navarro College in Corsicana, Tex., travelled over 3,500 kilometres to British Columbia to play summer league baseball for the Kelowna Falcons.

Looking back nearly a decade later, Davis has fond memories of his first taste of Canada.

“To this day, I can tell you that was one of the best summers of my life,” Davis said in a recent interview.