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6/26/08 - Houston

Longview's Davis Makes MLB Debut

Thursday was a whirlwind for Longview's Chris Davis.

Late Wednesday night Chris learned he was being called up to join the pro team whose stadium he grew up just two and a half hours away from: the Texas Rangers.

Davis joined the team at Minute Maid Park Thursday where they were playing the series finale with the Houston Astros.

Chris would make his major league debut in the top of the ninth inning as a pinch hitter. He hit a single to get on base and would score a run on a Marlon Byrd triple. Chris had officially been a major league ball player for all of 45 seconds when this all took place.

Davis was a fifth-round draft pick for the Rangers in 2006 and played his college ball at Navarro. He was named to the All-America team out of high school. In 31 games with the Oklahoma City Redhawks, Chris batted .333 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI's.

The Rangers return to Arlington on Friday where they will host Philadelphia.

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