Curt Davis


Curt Davis
Curt Davis
Pitcher
Born: September 7, 1903(1903-09-07)
Greenfield, Missouri
Died: November 12, 1965(1965-11-12) (aged 62)
Covina, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 21, 1934 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
April 28, 1946 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career statistics
Win–Loss record     158–131
Earned run average     3.42
Strikeouts     684
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Curtis Benton Davis (September 7, 1903 - October 12, 1965) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. On October 2, 1933 he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Pacific Coast League San Francisco Seals in the 1933 rule V draft. He played for the Phillies (1934-1936), Chicago Cubs (1935-1937), St. Louis Cardinals (1938-1940), and Brooklyn Dodgers (1940-1946). The right-hander was a native of Greenfield, Missouri.

Even though Davis didn't pitch in the major leagues until he was 30, he still managed to have a 13-season National League career. He had quite a list of accomplishments, including winning 19 games as a rookie, 22 wins in 1939, eleven double-digit victory seasons, twice a N.L. All-Star, and pitching in the 1941 World Series. He had incredible control, leading the league in BB/9IP in 1938 and 1941, and finishing in the TOP TEN in that category ten times.

Other top ten rankings for Davis include wins (4 times), winning percentage (4 times), ERA (4 times), H/9IP (3 times), WHIP (5 times), shutouts (5 times), saves (5 times), games finished (1 time), and oldest player (5 times).

Career totals for 429 games pitched include a 158-131 record, 281 games started, 141 complete games, 24 shutouts, 111 games finished, 33 saves, and an ERA of 3.42 in 2325 innings pitched.

After pitching one game in the 1946 season (April 28), he was released by Brooklyn three days later.

Davis died at the age of 62 in Covina, California.

Trivia

  • Davis was one of the Cubs players involved in the 1938 trade which brought Dizzy Dean over from the Cardinals.
  • His nickname was "Coonskin."

See also

External links

Preceded by
Whit Wyatt
Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day
Starting pitcher

1942
Succeeded by
Ed Head
Preceded by
Hal Gregg
Brooklyn Dodgers Opening Day
Starting pitcher

1945
Succeeded by
Hal Gregg



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