Iron Davis

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George Davis
Born: (1890-03-09)March 9, 1890
Lancaster, New York
Died: June 4, 1961(1961-06-04) (aged 71)
Buffalo, New York
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 16, 1912, for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
October 7, 1915, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 7-10
Earned run average 4.48
Strikeouts 77
Career highlights and awards

George Allen "Iron" Davis (March 9, 1890 – June 4, 1961), was a professional baseball pitcher. He played all or part of four seasons in Major League Baseball from 1912 to 1915. He played for the Boston Braves and New York Highlanders.

Davis attended Williams College before beginning his pro baseball career. He later attended Harvard University, where he obtained his law degree.

On September 9, 1914, Davis threw a no-hitter for the Boston Braves against the Philadelphia Phillies.

From 1918 to 1919, Davis served in the U.S. Army. After his military service, he settled in Buffalo, New York and took philosophy, comparative religion and astronomy classes at University at Buffalo. For thirty years he conducted astronomy classes at the Buffalo Museum of Science, where he was also a trustee.

From 1928 to 1934, Davis was a member-at-large of the Buffalo Common Council, and sought the Republican nomination for mayor in 1934 unsuccessfully. He practiced law under a family firm before joining what would become Hodgson Russ law firm.

Davis hanged himself in Buffalo, New York on June 4, 1961.[1]

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Preceded by
Joe Benz
No-hitter pitcher
September 9, 1914
Succeeded by
Ed Lafitte