Bob Davis (pitcher)

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Bob Davis
Pitcher
Born: (1933-09-11)September 11, 1933
New York, New York
Died: December 22, 2001(2001-12-22) (aged 68)
New York, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 26, 1958 for the Kansas City Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1960 for the Kansas City Athletics
Career statistics
Win–loss record 0–4
Strikeouts 50
Earned run average 5.71
Teams

Robert Edward Davis (September 11, 1933 – December 22, 2001) was a professional baseball pitcher. He played parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball, 1958 and 1960, for the Kansas City Athletics.

Early life[edit]

An alumnus of the Great Neck, New York, public schools, Davis, who was Jewish,[1] pitched for Yale University.[2][3] Davis earned a masters degree in history.[4]

Baseball career[edit]

Following the 1960 season, Davis was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 1960 Major League Baseball expansion draft for $75,000 ($592,000 today).[5][6] However, rather than report to the Angels, Davis retired and returned to Yale to continue his education.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jewish Baseball Players". Baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Famous People from Great Neck, New York". Gnalumni.org. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Eli Nine Stops Late Yardling Rally to Win, 8–7, with Davis". The Harvard Crimson. May 15, 1952. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Columbia University (1958). Columbia University forum; Volumes 2–3. Columbia University. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ John E. Peterson (2003). The Kansas City Athletics: a baseball history, 1954–1967. McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-1610-6. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Kerry Keene (2002). 1960: The Last Pure Season. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-487-3. Retrieved January 10, 2011. 

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