I just came across this. I think it a gem:
There are some great excerpts:
excerpt of Interview with Larry Davis, Trainer for the Oakland Athletics
By Sega Sports
Q: Give us an example of one of your favorite players?
A: My favorite player was Dave Kingman.
Q: Any special reason?
A: Dave Kingman was one of the first players who really appreciated a lot of the little things we do. But, you know there's been a lot of great players. Dennis Eckersly was a great guy. Steve McCatty was a great guy. There's been a lot them. But Kingman would do really nice things. One time I was repairing some glasses. I had one of those little cruddy eyeglass repair kits, and he said, You need a better screwdriver than that. I said, Well this is what I have. No big deal. So he finds a Brookstone, or whatever that store is, and the next day he comes in with a new toolkit for me, like the kind jewelers use. He did stuff like that all the time.
Who knew that Dave was a nice guy? He had a bad rep with the press but I guess that only goes so far.
I actually remember when Kingman hit that ball that never came down in the metrodome although I was only 7 years old at the time.
Does anyone else have any dave kingman memories?