Dave Davenport

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Dave Davenport
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Born: (1890-02-20)February 20, 1890
Alexandria, Louisiana
Died: October 16, 1954(1954-10-16) (aged 64)
El Dorado, Arkansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1914, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 1, 1919, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Pitching Record 73-83
Earned run average 2.93
Strikeouts 719

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.[1] Dave Davenport's .092 batting average in 1915 is the worst ever by a player with at least 140 plate appearances.[2]

He was the brother of former major leaguer Claude Davenport.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Fangraphs search


Preceded by
Jimmy Lavender
No-hitter pitcher
September 7, 1915
Succeeded by
Tom Hughes