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Kiddo Davis

George Willis Davis

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 178 lb.

Born: February 12, 1902 in Bridgeport, CT
High School: Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, CT)
School: New York University (New York, NY)(All Transactions)
Debut: June 5, 1926 (Age 24.113)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1932 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Phillies/Reds/Cardinals/Yankees 1926-1938

Final Game: May 7, 1938 (Age 36.084)
Died: March 4, 1983 in Bridgeport, CT
Buried: Park Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1926 24 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /O9
1932 30 PHI NL 137 629 576 100 178 39 6 5 57 16 44 56 .309 .359 .424 .783 100 244 1 8 *O8/7
1933 31 NYG NL 126 465 434 61 112 20 4 7 37 10 25 30 .258 .298 .371 .669 91 161 12 0 5 *8O
1934 32 TOT NL 116 460 426 56 125 28 5 4 52 2 30 29 .293 .340 .411 .751 90 175 8 0 4 *8O
1934 32 STL NL 16 36 33 6 10 3 0 1 4 1 3 1 .303 .361 .485 .846 118 16 1 0 0 8/O
1934 32 PHI NL 100 424 393 50 115 25 5 3 48 1 27 28 .293 .338 .405 .743 88 159 7 0 4 8O
1935 33 NYG NL 47 105 91 16 24 7 1 2 6 2 10 4 .264 .343 .429 .772 107 39 2 1 3 O9/87
1936 34 NYG NL 47 74 67 6 16 1 0 0 5 0 6 5 .239 .301 .254 .555 51 17 1 0 1 O8/97
1937 35 TOT NL 96 244 212 39 55 16 0 1 14 2 26 13 .259 .346 .349 .695 91 74 6 2 4 O87
1937 35 NYG NL 56 88 76 20 20 10 0 0 9 1 10 7 .263 .356 .395 .751 103 30 2 1 1 O87
1937 35 CIN NL 40 156 136 19 35 6 0 1 5 1 16 6 .257 .340 .324 .663 85 44 4 1 3 O8/7
1938 36 CIN NL 5 20 18 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .278 .316 .333 .649 80 6 0 0 1 /O97
8 Yrs 575 1997 1824 281 515 112 16 19 171 32 0 142 141 .282 .336 .393 .728 93 716 29 4 26
162 Game Avg. 162 563 514 79 145 32 5 5 48 9 40 40 .282 .336 .393 .728 93 202 1 7
NYG (4 yrs) 276 732 668 103 172 38 5 9 57 13 51 46 .257 .312 .370 .682 91 247 17 2 10
PHI (2 yrs) 237 1053 969 150 293 64 11 8 105 17 71 84 .302 .351 .416 .767 95 403 7 1 12
CIN (2 yrs) 45 176 154 22 40 7 0 1 5 1 17 10 .260 .337 .325 .662 84 50 4 1 4
STL (1 yr) 16 36 33 6 10 3 0 1 4 1 3 1 .303 .361 .485 .846 118 16 1 0 0
NYY (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (7 yrs) 574 1997 1824 281 515 112 16 19 171 32 142 141 .282 .336 .393 .728 93 716 29 4 26
AL (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1926 24 NYY AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /O9
1932 30 PHI NL 137 629 0 -0 0 0 -2 -2 -0.3 18 16 1.6 .498 .498 1.6 -0.2 16 *O8/7
1933 31 NYG NL 126 465 -5 -0 0 2 -2 -4 -0.6 14 10 1.0 .496 .497 0.8 -0.0 8 *8O
1934 32 STL NL 16 36 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .500 0.2 -0.0 2 8/O
1934 32 PHI NL 100 424 -7 0 0 8 -1 0 0.0 13 13 1.4 .500 .500 0.5 0.7 5 8O
1935 33 NYG NL 47 105 1 -0 0 0 -1 0 0.0 3 4 0.4 .501 .500 0.4 -0.1 4 O9/87
1936 34 NYG NL 47 74 -4 0 0 0 -1 -5 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .489 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -2 O8/97
1937 35 NYG NL 56 88 1 -0 0 -6 -1 -6 -0.6 3 -3 -0.3 .489 .496 0.3 -0.7 3 O87
1937 35 CIN NL 40 156 -2 -0 0 2 -1 -0 -0.1 5 5 0.5 .499 .500 0.3 0.1 3 O8/7
1938 36 CIN NL 5 20 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 1 -0 -0.0 .483 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 /O97
8 Seasons 575 1997 -15 -0 0 6 -9 -18 -2.1 61 43 4.4 .497 .498 3.8 -0.3 37
NYG (4 yrs) 276 732 -7 -0 0 -4 -4 -15 -1.7 23 7 0.8 .494 .497 1.2 -0.9 12
PHI (2 yrs) 237 1053 -7 -0 0 8 -4 -2 -0.3 31 29 3.0 .499 .499 2.1 0.5 21
CIN (2 yrs) 45 176 -2 0 0 2 -1 -1 -0.2 6 5 0.5 .497 .500 0.3 0.1 3
STL (1 yr) 16 36 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .500 0.2 -0.0 2
NYY (1 yr) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1932 30 PHI NL 629 406 87 5.8 113 .336 .309 .298 .359 .352 .424 .432 .783 .784 100 .593 0.4 0.0 .766 .219 .115 7.6
1933 31 NYG NL 465 339 48 3.8 91 .264 .258 .273 .298 .326 .371 .374 .669 .699 91 .467 -6.0 -0.6 .587 .194 .113 8.2
1934 32 TOT NL 460 313 60 5.1 114 .308 .293 .302 .340 .359 .411 .429 .751 .788 90 .534 -6.3 -0.6 .670 .192 .117 2.7
1934 32 STL NL 36 24 6 6.7 110 .290 .303 .296 .361 .352 .485 .420 .846 .772 118 .651 0.9 0.1 .833 .303 .182 1.0
1934 32 PHI NL 424 289 54 5.0 115 .309 .293 .302 .338 .359 .405 .430 .743 .789 88 .523 -7.2 -0.7 .656 .183 .112 1.5
1935 33 NYG NL 105 72 13 4.8 103 .259 .264 .284 .343 .340 .429 .405 .772 .745 107 .514 1.2 0.1 .754 .297 .165 2.0
1936 34 NYG NL 74 53 5 2.5 103 .258 .239 .286 .301 .345 .254 .400 .555 .745 51 .246 -4.6 -0.4 .442 .104 .015
1937 35 TOT NL 244 167 25 4.0 99 .273 .259 .276 .346 .338 .349 .392 .695 .730 91 .445 -0.9 -0.1 .638 .222 .090 1.3
1937 35 NYG NL 88 59 10 4.5 102 .290 .263 .281 .356 .343 .395 .399 .751 .742 103 .501 1.1 0.1 .724 .276 .132 .0
1937 35 CIN NL 156 108 15 3.7 97 .264 .257 .274 .340 .335 .324 .388 .663 .723 85 .411 -2.0 -0.2 .590 .191 .066 1.0
1938 36 CIN NL 20 14 2 3.8 97 .357 .278 .272 .316 .336 .333 .388 .649 .723 80 .437 -0.5 -0.1 .538 .111 .056
8 Yrs 1997 1364 240 4.7 105 .298 .282 .289 .336 .345 .393 .410 .728 .755 93 .518 -16.6 -1.7 .668 .206 .110 23.8
162 Game Avg. 563 384 68 4.7 105 .298 .282 .289 .336 .345 .393 .410 .728 .755 93 .518 -16.6 -1.7 .668 .206 .110 7
NYG (4 yrs) 732 523 76 3.9 95 .266 .257 .277 .312 .332 .370 .384 .682 .715 91 .457 -8.3 -0.8 .610 .208 .112 10.6
PHI (2 yrs) 1053 695 141 5.4 114 .325 .302 .300 .351 .355 .416 .431 .767 .786 95 .565 -6.8 -0.7 .720 .204 .114 10.9
CIN (2 yrs) 176 122 17 3.7 97 .273 .260 .274 .337 .335 .325 .388 .662 .723 84 .414 -2.5 -0.2 .585 .182 .065 1.0
STL (1 yr) 36 24 6 6.7 110 .290 .303 .296 .361 .352 .485 .420 .846 .772 118 .651 0.9 0.1 .833 .303 .182 1.0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1933 ❍ 31 NYG NL WS WSH W 5 20 19 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .368 .368 .421 .789 8 0 0 1 0 0
1936 34 NYG NL WS NYY L 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 9 22 21 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .381 .381 .429 .810 9 0 0 1 0 0
2 WS 9 22 21 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .381 .381 .429 .810 9 0 0 1 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1932 30 PHI NL 629 0.8% 8.9% 7.0% 8.0% 28% 1.27 10.3 115.2 10.1 82%
1933 31 NYG NL 465 1.5% 6.5% 5.4% 6.7% 28% 1.20 14.5 62.0 11.7 85%
1934 32 TOT NL 460 0.9% 6.3% 6.5% 8.0% 30% 0.97 14.7 106.5 8.2 85%
1934 32 STL NL 36 2.8% 2.8% 8.3% 11.1% 40% 0.33 33.0 33.0 8.3 86%
1934 32 PHI NL 424 0.7% 6.6% 6.4% 7.8% 29% 1.04 14.0 131.0 8.2 85%
1935 33 NYG NL 105 1.9% 3.8% 9.5% 9.5% 42% 0.40 22.8 45.5 15.2 81%
1936 34 NYG NL 74 0.0% 6.8% 8.1% 1.4% 6% 0.83 13.4 13.4 84%
1937 35 TOT NL 244 0.4% 5.3% 10.7% 7.0% 31% 0.50 16.3 212.0 15.1 81%
1937 35 NYG NL 88 0.0% 8.0% 11.4% 11.4% 50% 0.70 10.9 8.4 78%
1937 35 CIN NL 156 0.6% 3.9% 10.3% 4.5% 20% 0.38 22.7 136.0 27.2 83%
1938 36 CIN NL 20 0.0% 20.0% 5.0% 5.0% 20% 4.00 4.5 70%
8 Yrs 1997 1.0% 7.1% 7.1% 7.4% 29% 0.99 12.9 96.0 10.7 83%
MLB Averages 1.3% 8.1% 8.2% 6.9% 28% 0.99 11.0 68.7 7.6 80%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1926 24 NYY AL 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1932 30 PHI NL 0.4 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 31 NYG NL -6.0 -0.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 32 TOT NL -6.3 -0.6 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 32 STL NL 0.9 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1934 32 PHI NL -7.2 -0.7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1935 33 NYG NL 1.2 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1936 34 NYG NL -4.6 -0.4 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 35 TOT NL -0.9 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 35 NYG NL 1.1 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1937 35 CIN NL -2.0 -0.2 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1938 36 CIN NL -0.5 -0.1 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
8 Yrs -16.6 -1.7 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1932 30 138 629 576 100 178 39 6 5 57 16 0 44 56 .309 .359 .424 .783 100 244 1 8
1933 31 264 1094 1010 161 290 59 10 12 94 26 0 69 86 .287 .333 .401 .734 96 405 12 1 13
1934 32 380 1554 1436 217 415 87 15 16 146 28 0 99 115 .289 .335 .404 .739 95 580 20 1 17
1935 33 427 1659 1527 233 439 94 16 18 152 30 0 109 119 .287 .336 .405 .741 95 619 22 2 20
1936 34 474 1733 1594 239 455 95 16 18 157 30 0 115 124 .285 .334 .399 .733 93 636 23 2 21
1937 35 570 1977 1806 278 510 111 16 19 171 32 0 141 137 .282 .336 .393 .729 93 710 29 4 25
1938 36 575 1997 1824 281 515 112 16 19 171 32 0 142 141 .282 .336 .393 .728 93 716 29 4 26

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1932 30 143 637 586 90 170 37 6 5 51 15 42 59 .290 .339 .399 .738 78 137
1933 31 132 495 462 72 125 22 4 8 43 11 28 31 .271 .312 .387 .700 56 126
1934 32 124 474 441 50 120 27 5 4 47 2 29 31 .272 .317 .383 .700 53 116
1935 33 49 108 94 15 24 7 1 2 6 2 10 4 .255 .333 .415 .748 13 47
1936 34 49 76 69 6 16 1 0 0 5 0 6 5 .232 .293 .246 .540 5 47
1937 35 101 256 223 41 58 17 0 1 15 2 27 14 .260 .345 .350 .695 26 96
1938 36 5 21 19 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 .263 .300 .316 .616 2 5
7 Yrs 603 2067 1894 277 518 112 16 20 167 32 143 148 .273 .326 .381 .707 233 574
162 Game Avg. 162 555 509 74 139 30 4 5 45 9 38 40 .273 .326 .381 .707 63 574



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Runs Scored s c a p y
1932 NL  100 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1932 NL  39 (10th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1932 NL  56 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
1932 NL  16 (5th)
1933 NL  10 (10th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1933 NL  8.2 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1506), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1233), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1977), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (329th), 4.4 career WAR/4.6 7yr-peak WAR/4.5 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: George Kiddo Willis Davis

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