Senior Joe Davis started the trend. His brother made the hammer sometime ago. “At first they were a little hesitant,” Davis told Houston Athletics. “I think when the first person hit the home run and the hammer got used, they were instantly hooked. The crowd got into it, and it became a little tradition.”
Davis had his memorable hammer moment of the season back on March 10. It was Davis’ sixth home run of the season, and it came in walk-off fashion to give the Cougars a victory — and series sweep — over Army. He leads the Cougars with 14 home runs and is second in The American, so he is clearly worthy of lifting the hammer.
Only problem? “When the adrenaline is pumping you don’t realize how heavy it is,” Davis said. “But when you need to tote it around for a while, you’re like, ‘man, this thing weighs me down pretty good.’”