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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

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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

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

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1926 NYY AL 24 OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.30
1926 NYY AL 24 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
1932 PHI NL 30 OF 133 132 131 437 411 15 11 6 .975 3.20 .976 2.52
1932 PHI NL 30 CF 132 131 130 436 410 15 11 6 .975 3.22 .982 2.97
1932 PHI NL 30 LF 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.30
1933 NYG NL 31 CF 120 104 96 258 248 7 3 3 .988 2.13 .979 2.78
1933 NYG NL 31 OF 120 104 96 258 248 7 3 3 .988 2.13 .977 2.43
1934 TOT NL 32 CF 110 106 105 345 327 14 4 3 .988 3.10 .979 2.70
1934 TOT NL 32 OF 109 106 105 345 327 14 4 3 .988 3.13 .973 2.37
1934 STL NL 32 CF 10 6 6 25 23 1 1 0 .960 2.40 .979 2.70
1934 STL NL 32 OF 9 6 6 25 23 1 1 0 .960 2.67 .973 2.37
1934 PHI NL 32 CF 100 100 99 320 304 13 3 3 .991 3.17 .979 2.70
1934 PHI NL 32 OF 100 100 99 320 304 13 3 3 .991 3.17 .973 2.37
1935 NYG NL 33 OF 21 17 16 44 42 1 1 0 .977 2.05 .971 2.42
1935 NYG NL 33 RF 17 14 13 33 31 1 1 0 .970 1.88 .968 2.17
1935 NYG NL 33 CF 2 2 2 9 9 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 .974 2.85
1935 NYG NL 33 LF 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.25
1936 NYG NL 34 OF 22 12 10 43 40 3 0 0 1.000 1.95 .973 2.38
1936 NYG NL 34 CF 11 5 5 21 18 3 0 0 1.000 1.91 .979 2.84
1936 NYG NL 34 RF 7 4 3 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.57 .966 2.11
1936 NYG NL 34 LF 6 3 2 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 1.83 .972 2.18
1937 TOT NL 35 OF 72 51 48 142 134 1 7 0 .951 1.88 .974 2.24
1937 TOT NL 35 CF 52 33 30 98 93 0 5 0 .949 1.79 .977 2.63
1937 TOT NL 35 LF 20 18 18 44 41 1 2 0 .955 2.10 .973 2.10
1937 NYG NL 35 OF 37 17 16 44 41 0 3 0 .932 1.11 .974 2.24
1937 NYG NL 35 CF 26 8 7 26 25 0 1 0 .962 0.96 .977 2.63
1937 NYG NL 35 LF 11 9 9 18 16 0 2 0 .889 1.45 .973 2.10
1937 CIN NL 35 OF 35 34 32 98 93 1 4 0 .959 2.69 .974 2.24
1937 CIN NL 35 CF 26 25 23 72 68 0 4 0 .944 2.62 .977 2.63
1937 CIN NL 35 LF 9 9 9 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 2.89 .973 2.10
1938 CIN NL 36 OF 5 4 4 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 .976 2.34
1938 CIN NL 36 RF 3 3 3 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 2.33 .979 2.07
1938 CIN NL 36 LF 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .970 2.25
8 Seasons OF 483 426 410 1278 1210 42 26 12 .980 2.59 .975 2.41
6 Seasons CF 427 381 368 1167 1105 39 23 12 .980 2.68 .980 2.80
5 Seasons LF 31 24 23 60 57 1 2 0 .967 1.87 .973 2.14
4 Seasons RF 28 21 19 51 48 2 1 0 .980 1.79 .969 2.14
8 Seasons TOT 483 426 410 1278 1210 42 26 12 .980 2.59 .975 2.41
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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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)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 NL  132 (2nd)
1933 NL  120 (4th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 NL  410 (2nd)
1934 NL  327 (4th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 NL  15 (2nd)
1933 NL  7 (4th)
1934 NL  14 (1st)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 NL  11 (1st)
1937 NL  5 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 NL  6 (1st)
1933 NL  3 (2nd)
1934 NL  3 (1st)

Putouts as OF s c a p y
1932 NL  411 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1932 NL  15 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1932 NL  11 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1932 NL  6 (1st)
1934 NL  3 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 NL  3.22 (2nd)
1934 NL  3.10 (1st)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
1932 NL  .975 (4th)
1933 NL  .988 (1st)
1934 NL  .988 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1932 NL  3.20 (2nd)
1934 NL  3.13 (1st)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1933 NL  .988 (2nd)
1934 NL  .988 (2nd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 9 (1503), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1233), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1976), 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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