Joe Davis’ Memorable Call
April 29th, 2017
I know it is tough to put Joe Davis on a list with so many memorable offensive performances to choose from, but his call on this particular night was so perfect and gained him so much respect from Dodger fans.
The Dodgers found themselves trailing the Phillies going into the 9th inning 5-2 and looked to be done. Then Puig connected for a home run and brought a glimmer of hope for Dodgers fans.
Next up to bat was Cody Bellinger, who at the time was still wet behind the ears. He took the first pitch he saw down the left field line and banged it off of the foul pole to pull the Dodgers within one run. (More on this later)
Justin Turner was then called upon to pinch hit and what happened next was magical. After taking the count to 0-1, Turner drove a pitch over the wall which Joe Davis played perfectly.
"“Swing and a drive! Absolute madness!”."
Then he let the crowd take over as he sat in absolute silence. He played it perfectly.
The call sent chills down my spine at the time and it still does to this day. This call showed LA that even though Vin is gone, we have a legend in the making in Joe Davis.
I still go back to this call every now and then as I am a junkie for broadcasting calls. Joe Davis may not be one of the guys in the dugout every night, but he is an important part of this team, and the Dodgers got a glimpse of his abilities on April 29th.