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Dodgers Have a New Prospect, but Where to Put Him?

September 6, 2010 | 10:41 am

Sept. 6, 1960, Dodgers

Sept. 6, 1960, Dodgers

Sept. 6, 1960: With the Dodgers out of the pennant race, team officials wondered what to do with one of their top prospects.

Willie Davis, the MVP of the Pacific Coast League, was heading to Los Angeles. It was just a matter of time. But team officials seemed divided about how quickly to elevate Davis, who would become one of the Dodgers' first stars during their Los Angeles years.

"Sure I'd like to have Willie but where am I going to play him?" Manager Walt Alston asked The Times' Frank Finch. "I'd have to bench Wally Moon, Frank Howard or Tommy Davis to get him in there."

General Manager Buzzie Bavasi told Finch on Sept. 2 to expect some new faces and "one of them could be Davis."

--Keith Thursby