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ESPN Sports Look With Host Roy Firestone And Guest Dodgers OF Willie Davis

DOG ASIDE:

Roy Firestone began his career as a sports anchor and reporter in Miami….working briefly at WTVJ before moving to Los Angeles as a sports anchor for KCBS-TV from 1977–85.  From 1980-90, he was the host of ESPN’s interview program SportsLook….later renamed Up Close.  He also served as a color commentator for the network’s first season of Sunday Night Football telecasts in 1987.  Currently, he is the host of HDNet’s Face to Face with Roy Firestone and AOL’s Time Out with Roy Firestone.

William Henry Davis was a center fielder in Major League Baseball….who played most of his career for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  At the end of his career he ranked seventh in major league history in putouts (5449) and total chances (5719) in the outfield….and third in games in center field (2237)….plus, he was also ninth in National League history in total outfield games (2274)…..and won Gold Glove Awards from 1971 to 1973.  He had 13 seasons of 20 or more stolen bases….led the NL in triples twice….and retired with the fourth most triples (138) by any major league player since 1945.  He holds Dodger club records (1958–present) for career hits (2091), runs (1004), triples (110), at bats (7495), total bases(3094) and extra base hits (585).  His 31-game hitting streak in 1969 remains the longest by a Dodger. 

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