George Davis

George Davis

Superstar
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
During his playing career, Davis enjoyed a reputation as an intelligent and hard-working player who did not participate in dirty play. On their way to practice at the Polo Grounds on April 26, 1900, Davis and teammates Kid Gleason and Mike Grady stumbled upon a raging tenement fire. The players rushed into the building and rescued two women and a three-year-old child. The fire left 45 families homeless. Davis said, “I didn’t do much. I just went up the ladder the same as the rest of the boys and helped to carry down women and children… I didn’t do half as much as Grady and Gleason.” His face blistered from the heat, Davis helped his team earn a 10–10 tie with the Boston Beaneaters that evening.

primary position

Shortstop

primary team

New York Giants

playing career

1890—1909

nickname

Born

August 23, 1870, in Cohoes, NY

died

October 17, 1940, in Philadelphia, PA, USA

bats / throws

Both / Right

height / weight

5-9 / 180
Average HOF SS
Hitting
50
Power
40
Running
50
Fielding
70
Throwing
60
*The Scouting Grades are based on performance in the Major Leagues, not predictive skills typically placed on prospects.
SCOUTING SCALE
80 = Elite
70 = Excellent
60 = Above Average
50 = MLB Average
40 = Below Average
30 = Inferior
20 = Poor
UNIFORM NUMBER
#none
BATTING ORDER
Not in our database
MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT
4-19-1890
FINAL GAME
8-15-1909
CAREER AGE
19-38
MEMBER OF WORLD CHAMPIONS
1906
WAR
Win Shares

WAR

84.3

career value

WAR7

44.4

long peak

WAR5C

27.0

prime

WAR3

21.3

short peak
Average HOF SS

65.9

Career Wins Above Replacement
Average HOF SS

42.1

war in best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

29.8

war in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

21.3

WAR in best 3 seasons

WIN SHARES

395.7

career value

WIN shares 7

208.4

long peak

Win SHares 5C

121.4

prime

Win SHares 3

99.9

short peak
Average HOF SS

327.4

Career Win Shares
Average HOF SS

189.4

Win SHares In best 7 seasons
Average HOF SS

133.0

Win shares in best 5 consecutive
Average HOF SS

92.3

Win Shares in best 3 seasons

Position

NR

Shortstop

ERA AT HIS POSITION

NR

1890—1909

All-Time

NR

POsition Players
#15
BILL JAMES POSITION
UNRANKED
BILL JAMES TOP 100
#4
HALL OF STATS POSITION
UNRANKED
JOE POSNANSKI TOP 100
#5
JAWS POSITION
#40
JAWS TOP 100
.295
Batting Average
.362
On-Base Percentage
.405
Slugging Percentage
5
home runs per season
42
Stolen Bases per season