2015 NL Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Bill Davis
Bill Davis will be inducted into the NL Sports Hall of Fame at the Stars and Legends Awards Gala at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s, NL on April 11th, 2015.
Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate Bill Davis On His Selection For Induction Into The Provincial Sports Hall of Fame!
Hall of Fame Inductee – Bio
Bill Davis – Athlete
Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay native Bill Davis ranks within the finest Canadian softball players with a 22 year career that overflowed with personal and team success. For seventeen seasons, from 1977 – 1995, Davis played in the St. John’s Senior Softball League where he claimed 47 individual awards including six MVP selections, seven all star selections, one batting title, three slugging titles, one most runs scored, three most doubles, four most home runs, one most RBI’s, seven pitching titles, four most strikeouts, three top ERA and seven shutout titles, in addition to holding six league records. He was a member of three teams that represented Newfoundland and Labrador at the National Junior Championships where he was selected as an All Star in 1978. His Eastern Canadian career measured much success as a member of the gold medal team in 1986 where he was selected MVP and top pitcher. He won a bronze and silver medal between 1989 and 1995 at the National Senior Championships, where he tallied 81 games played, 35 hits, 3 home runs, 22 RBI’s, while winning 16 pitched games, with one shut out, 168 strikeouts and a 2.21 ERA. He was also MVP of the 1992 Fredericton Classic, a member of Team Atlantic at the 1992 International Softball Congress (ISC) Championships in Salt Lake City and top pitcher at the 1994 ISC qualifier. Provincially, he was a member of eight Newfoundland and Labrador Senior Men’s Championship Teams, winning four MVP’s, while in his junior year claimed the provincial title of the Newfoundland and Labrador Junior Male Championships, won the junior batting title, provincial Junior MVP, provincial bantam MVP and batting title. Nationally, Davis was a member of 14 teams that represented Newfoundland and Labrador at the Canadian Senior Men’s Championships. As a pitcher, Bill Davis owned the mound with an impressive 342 games pitched, 193 games won, a regular season 1.66 earned run average and a playoff 2.51 earned run average while posting 2208 strikeouts and one no hitter. Davis is a member of the Softball Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame and was a player known for his great personal talent, skill and amazing desire to win.