September 25, 1889|
|Died: November 5, 1970
Virginia Beach, Virginia
|June 5, 1912, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 1922, for the New York Giants|
|Runs batted in||364|
|Career highlights and awards|
Davis Aydelotte Robertson (September 25, 1889 – November 5, 1970) is a former professional baseball player. He was an outfielder over parts of nine seasons with the New York Giants, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates.
In 1916 and 1917, he tied for the National League lead in home runs (with Cy Williams and Gavvy Cravath, respectively) while playing for New York. He played for the Giants in the 1917 World Series against the Chicago White Sox, his 11 hits leading the team in the Series in a losing cause.
A member of the Giants during the 1922 season, he did not make an appearance in the 1922 World Series. The champion Giants swept all four games of that Series from their crosstown rival New York Yankees.
Robertson was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He attended North Carolina State University after matriculating at Maury High School and Norfolk Academy. He died at the age of 81 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The short-distanced right field fence at the Polo Grounds was a frequent target of long drives hit by Robertson and his Giants' teammate, Benny Kauff. Their hits to right field became so much of an issue that National League officials convened following the 1916 baseball season. Baseball officials decided to amend Rule #1, which read the shortest distance from a fence or stand on fair territory to the home base should be 235 feet. The amendment to the rule changed the shortest distance from a stand or fence to 270 feet.
- "Schupp Leads Pitchers". November 28, 1916. New York Times. 14.
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