Davis, George

George Stacey Davis
Born: August 23, 1870, Cohoes, New York
Died: October 17, 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Played For: 
Cleveland Spiders (1890-1892), New York Giants (1893-1901, 1903), Chicago White Sox (1902, 1904-1909)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1998

A slick-fielding shortstop and superior batsman, George Davis compiled 2,683 hits, a .297 batting average and 631 stolen bases over a 20-year big league tour. The talented switch-hitter split the majority of his career between the New York Giants and the American League Chicago franchise. He batted over .300 in nine consecutive seasons and in 1893 fashioned a then-record 33-game hitting streak. He led the Hitless Wonder White Sox with six RBIs in their victory over the Cubs in the 1906 World Series.

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Did You Know: 
that on June 14, 1893, George Davis became the first player in big league history to hit a home run and a triple in the same inning?
Davis was a gifted natural athlete and a disciplined, durable player throughout his long career.
William F. Lamp