George Davis

Hall of Fame

Shortstop

1890—1909

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
NR
Shortstop RANK
NR

Player Detail

George Stacey
GIVEN NAME
Davis
SURNAME
August 23, 1870, in Cohoes, NY
BORN
October 17, 1940, in Philadelphia, PA, USA
DIED
1890—1909
Playing Career
Played from 19-38
PLAYING AGE
Cleveland Spiders
New York Giants
Chicago White Sox
Teams Played For
Shortstop
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
1906
World Series titles
NONE
NICKNAME
none
UNIFORM NUMBER
UNKNOWN
BATTING ORDER
5-9 / 180
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Both / Right
BATTED / THREW
April 19, 1890
Major League Debut
August 15, 1909
FINAL GAME

WHO IS George Davis?

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.

50

HITTING

40

POWER

50

RUNNING

70

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2372
2665
73
1440
.295

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:
COMING SOON

BEST SEASON

1905 White Sox

34 Years Old

.278
AVG
1
HR
55
RBI
74
RUNS
.353
OBP
153
HITS
29
2B
1
3B
.340
SLG
60
BB
31
SB
7.2
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.295
.362
.405

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.767
.677
113.2

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
64.3
55.4

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

George Davis Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Davis
533
157
91
27
10
4
85
52
36
36
216
213
.295
.362
.405
767
AVG SS
537
142
78
20
8
3
72
45
39
25
187
193
.265
.329
.348
.677

George Davis Rankings

AT Shortstop BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
NR
4
24
5
6
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Shortstop BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
NR
NR
NR
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

George Davis PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
84.3
44.4
27.0
21.3
5.75
67.7
43.1
30.3
21.6
4.89
BLUE = George Davis
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
395.7
208.4
121.4
99.9
27.0
327.4
189.4
134.4
92.3
24.2
BLUE = George Davis
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME SS

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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