- Dave Davenport is also the name of a fictional character in the webcomic, Narbonic.
February 20, 1890|
|Died: October 16, 1954
El Dorado, Arkansas
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 17, 1914 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 1, 1919 for the St. Louis Browns|
|Earned run average||2.93|
David W. Davenport (born February 20, 1890 in Alexandria, Louisiana – October 16, 1954), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1914 to 1919. Davenport went on to play for the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Terriers, and the St. Louis Browns. He led the Federal League in strikeouts in 1915 while playing for the St. Louis Terriers. Davenport's Major League career was ended after he was involved in a scuffle with Browns manager Jimmy Burke, after being absent from the team in early September. He was fined $100 and suspended without pay for the rest of the season. Dave Davenport's .092 batting average in 1915 is the worst ever by a player with at least 140 plate appearances.
He was the brother of former major leaguer Claude Davenport.
- Peyton Wiggins, Robert (2008). The Federal League of Base Ball Clubs: The History of an Outlaw Major League, 1914-1915. United States: McFarland Publishing. p. 362. ISBN 0786438355.
- Fangraphs search
September 7, 1915
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