Ted Davidson

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1968 Topps #48 Ted Davidson

Thomas Eugene Davidson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ted Davidson was a left-handed relief specialist for the Cincinnati Reds from 1965 to 1968, also spending some time with the Atlanta Braves in his final season. Perhaps the most interesting fact concerning his career is that it was apparently cut short by a domestic dispute.

Davidson had a solid season out of the Reds' bullpen in 1966, and was being counted on heavily for 1967, as fellow lefty firemen Jim O'Toole had been traded, and Joe Nuxhall had retired. In addition, Reds manager Dave Bristol wanted to move bullpen ace Billy McCool into the starting rotation. However, prior to the season Davidson was shot and seriously wounded by his wife. He ended up missing most of 1967, and pitched only one more season (1968). His career was over.

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