Piper Davis

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Piper Davis
First baseman/Second baseman/Shortstop
Born: (1917-07-03)July 3, 1917
Piper, Alabama
Died: May 21, 1997(1997-05-21) (aged 79)
Birmingham, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Birmingham Black Barons
Last appearance
Birmingham Black Barons

Lorenzo "Piper" Davis (July 3, 1917 in Piper, Alabama – May 21, 1997 in Birmingham, Alabama) was an American professional baseball player who played in the Negro league from 1942 to 1950 for the Birmingham Black Barons.[1]

The Boston Red Sox signed Davis as their first black player, but he never played for the team.


  1. ^ The ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia. Sterling Publishing. 2007. p. 1699. ISBN 1-4027-4771-3.

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