James "Peanut" Davenport

James "Peanut" Davenport (1933-2016) of Siluria, Shelby County, was a baseball and football standout at the University of Southern Mississippi before entering Major League Baseball in 1958. He played his entire career with the San Francisco Giants, retiring in 1970, and was awarded the Golden Glove in 1962. Davenport also briefly managed the Giants in 1985.

Courtesy of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame