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Harry Davis

Harry Davis

Position(s):
1B, OF, SS, 3B, 2B
Nicknames:
Jasper
Born:
July 19, 1873
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
180 lbs
Major League Debut:
9-21-1895 with NY1

Harry H. Davis (July 19, 1873 - August 11, 1947) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (1895–96), Pittsburgh Pirates (1896–98), Louisville Colonels (1898), 19th century National League Washington Senators (1898–99), Philadelphia Athletics (1901–11, 1913–17), and Cleveland Naps (1912).

Davis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Girard College. He led the American League in home runs from 1904–1907, one of only five players to have ever lead their league for four consecutive seasons. He also hit for the cycle on July 10, 1901.He led the AL in doubles three times and the NL in triples once.

Davis was the starting first baseman and first captain of manager Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics from 1901-1910. In 1905 he led the American league in home runs, RBI, runs and doubles, and led the Athletics to the 1905 World Series against the New York Giants. He was the starting first baseman for the 1910 World Champions and hit .353 in the 1910 World Series. In 1911, the 37 year old Davis was replaced at first base by the younger Stuffy McInnis, and Davis played a reserve role for the 1911 World Champions.

Davis managed the 1912 Cleveland Naps, but left with 28 games left in the season and a record of 54-71. He returned to the Athletics as a player/coach in 1913, amassing only 33 plate appearances over the next five seasons combined. He continued as a coach and scout with Mack's Athletics until 1927 and also served as a Philadelphia City Councilman.

Davis died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 74.

 

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Cleveland Naps, Harry Davis, Louisville Colonels, New York Giants, Philadelphia Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators

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