Harry Davis (1930s first baseman)

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Harry Davis
First baseman
Born: (1908-05-07)May 7, 1908
Shreveport, Louisiana
Died: March 3, 1997(1997-03-03) (aged 88)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 13, 1932, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1937, for the St. Louis Browns
MLB statistics
Batting average .264
Home runs 7
Runs batted in 123

Harry Albert Davis (May 7, 1908 – March 3, 1997), nicknamed "Stinky", was the Detroit Tigers first baseman who lost his job when Hank Greenberg joined the Tigers in 1933. Stinky Davis was the Tigers' starting first baseman in 1932. That year, he hit .269 with a .339 on-base percentage, 92 runs scored, 159 hits, and 74 RBIs. Despite decent numbers, Davis lost his starting job to Greenberg in 1933. He played 66 games at first base in 1933 before Greenberg took over. After 1933, Davis dropped out of the major leagues for four years before being given a second chance by the St. Louis Browns in 1937. He played in 120 games for the Browns and hit .276 with a .374 on-base percentage. Stinky Davis was born and died in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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