WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HIM:
His 67 home runs were the most in baseball from 1900 to 1909. Davis was an accomplished player and widely respected. Davis was the starting first baseman and first captain of manager Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics in the first decade of the 20th century. In 1905 he led the American league in home runs, RBI, runs and doubles, and led the Athletics to the World Series against the New York Giants. He was the starting first baseman for the 1910 World Champions and hit .353 in the World Series. In 1911, the 37-year-old Davis was replaced at first base by the younger Stuffy McInnis
, and Davis played a reserve role for the 1911 World Champions. He continued as a coach and scout with Mack’s Athletics until 1927 and also served as a Philadelphia City Councilman.