Daisy Davis

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Daisy Davis
Born: (1858-11-28)November 28, 1858
Boston, Massachusetts
Died: November 5, 1902(1902-11-05) (aged 43)
Lynn, Massachusetts
Batted: Unknown Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 6, 1884, for the St. Louis Browns
Last MLB appearance
July 29, 1885, for the Boston Beaneaters
MLB statistics
ERA 3.78
Record 16-21
Strikeouts 186

John Henry Albert "Daisy" Davis (November 28, 1858 – November 5, 1902) was a right-handed professional baseball pitcher who played at the major league level in 1884 and 1885 for the St. Louis Browns and Boston Beaneaters.[1]


Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Davis made his big league debut on May 6, 1884 for the Browns. In 25 games with them (24 starts), he went 10-12 with 20 complete games and an ERA of 2.90.[1] His 6.49 strikeouts per nine innings pitched were second in the American Association that year, and 4.09 strikeout to walk ratio was eighth.[2] He then appeared in four games for the Beaneaters, completing all of them but going only 1-3 with a 7.84 ERA. Overall, he went 11-15 with 23 complete games in 29 games (28 starts). He had a 3.57 ERA.[1]

In 1885, he appeared in 11 games, completing 10 of them. He went 5-6 with a 4.29 ERA.[1] He played his final game on July 29.[1] Overall, Davis went 16-21 with a 3.78 ERA in 40 games. He completed 33 of the games he pitched. As a batter, he hit .157 in 140 at-bats, and he had a .826 fielding percentage.[1] Statistically, he is most similar to Stan Yerkes, according to the Similarity Scores at Baseball-Reference.com.[2]

Following his death of consumption at the age of 43,[3] he was interred at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Daisy Davis". retrosheet.org. Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Daisy Davis". Baseball-Reference.com.com. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Too Young To Die". thedeadballera.com. TheDeadBallEra. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 

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