Kiddo Davis
Center fielder
Born: (1902-02-12)February 12, 1902
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Died: March 4, 1983(1983-03-04) (aged 81)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 15, 1926, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
May 7, 1938, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average.282
Home runs19
Runs scored171
Runs batted in171
Teams
Career highlights and awards

George Willis "Kiddo" Davis (February 12, 1902 – March 4, 1983) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. He played all or part of eight seasons in the majors, 1926 and 1932-1938. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, New York Giants, New York Yankees, and Philadelphia Phillies.

Biography

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Davis acquired the nickname “Kiddo” because he typically played baseball with children who were a few years older than he was. Davis attended Bridgeport High School before beginning his professional baseball career.[1]

In an eight-year major league career, Davis batted .282 (515-1824) with 281 runs scored, 19 home runs and 171 RBI. His on-base percentage was .336 and slugging percentage was .393. He compiled a .980 fielding percentage at all three outfield positions. In nine World Series games (1933 and 1936), he hit .381 (8-21).

Davis died in Bridgeport in 1983.

References

  1. ^ Harrison, Don. Kiddo Davis. Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved September 10, 2018.