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Harry Davis Harry Davis

Righthanded 1st.Baseman & OF; N.Y. Giants 1895; Pittsburgh Pirates 1896; Washington, Louisville, Minneapolis, Philadelphia A's, 1897-1911. Manager; Cleveland 1912.

Jasper Davis was the first major league player to lead his league in home runs for four straight years. He also led the league twice in RBI's, 3 times in doubles, and once in runs scored.

In the Dead Ball Era of 1904, Slugger Harry Davis won his first Homer Crown by blasting 10. The following year Jasper Davis slugged 8 homers to take another crown, he also led the league in doubles, 47, in runs scored with 92 and in RBIs with 83.

Davis hitting helped the Philadelphia A's in their pennant winning years thru the early 1900's. Connie Mack appointed Jasper Davis the team captain for his field strategy and made him a coach following Harry Davis retirement in 1913, he coached until 1919.

In his career, Davis batted 6,653 times, hit 363 doubles, 145 triples, 75 homers, batting average .277, and scored 1001 runs. archives

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