15. Harry Davis
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 18, 1873 in Philadelphia, PA USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 21, 1895
  • Final Game: May 30, 1917
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Harry Davis began his pro career in the National League in 1895, and other than leading the league in Doubles in 1897, it was reasonably non-descript as it was spent with four teams (New York Giants, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Washington).  He played for the minor league Providence Grays in 1900 and was ready to call it a career when Connie Mack came calling.  Mack convinced Davis to play for him, and it was a win-win for both parties.

Playing at First Base, Davis would go on the best run of his career.  While this was the dead ball era, he would lead the AL in Home Runs four years in a row (1904-07) and won two RBI Titles in 1905 and 1906.  Davis had three .300 seasons, though he didn't have the best On Base Percentage (.337).  Late in his career, he would help the Athletics win the World Series in 1910 and 1911.

Davis would return through the 1913 season as a player and coach, but by this point, he was hardly a player.  From his return to when he hung up the cleats for good in 1917, he only played in 19 Games but was a member of the 1913 World Series Championship.

He would overall record an even 1,500 Hits for Philadelphia with 761 Runs Batted In.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 5/21/01.
  • Departed:

    Left after 1911 Season to coach and play for the Cleveland Naps.

    Acquired (2): Signed during the 1913 Season.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 1917 Season.
  • Games Played: 1413
  • Notable Statistics: 811 Runs, 1,500 Hits, 319 Doubles, 82 Triples, 69 Home Runs, 761 Runs Batted In, 233 Stolen Bases, .279/.337/.408 Slash Line, 35.8 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (1910, 1911 & 1913)

    Most Runs Scored (1905)

    Most Doubles (1902, 1905 & 1907)

    Most Home Runs (1904, 1905, 1906 & 1907)

    Most Runs Batted In (1905 & 1906)

    Highest Power-Speed # (1904, 1905, 1906 & 1907)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a First Baseman (1906 & 1910)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a First Baseman (1901)
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