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Lefty Davis

Alfonzo DeFord Davis

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 4, 1875 in Nashville, TN
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1901. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 18, 1901 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Pirates/Highlanders/Reds/Superbas 1901-1907

Final Game: July 16, 1907 (Age 32)
Died: February 7, 1919 in Collins, NY
Buried: Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, NY
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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
1901 26 TOT NL 112 503 426 98 124 10 11 2 40 26 66 34 .291 .389 .380 .769 120 162 2 9 *O/4
1901 26 BRO NL 25 102 91 11 19 2 0 0 7 4 10 8 .209 .287 .231 .518 49 21 0 1 O/4
1901 26 PIT NL 87 401 335 87 105 8 11 2 33 22 56 26 .313 .415 .421 .836 139 141 2 8 O
1902 27 PIT NL 59 274 232 52 65 7 3 0 20 19 35 12 .280 .377 .336 .713 118 78 1 6 O
1903 28 NYY AL 104 435 372 54 88 10 0 0 25 11 43 31 .237 .319 .263 .582 72 98 2 18 *O/6
1907 32 CIN NL 73 298 266 28 61 5 5 1 25 9 23 23 .229 .293 .297 .590 82 79 1 8 O
4 Yrs 348 1510 1296 232 338 32 19 3 110 65 167 100 .261 .348 .322 .670 98 417 6 41
162 Game Avg. 162 703 603 108 157 15 9 1 51 30 78 47 .261 .348 .322 .670 98 194 3 19
PIT (2 yrs) 146 675 567 139 170 15 14 2 53 41 91 38 .300 .399 .386 .786 131 219 3 14
BRO (1 yr) 25 102 91 11 19 2 0 0 7 4 10 8 .209 .287 .231 .518 49 21 0 1
CIN (1 yr) 73 298 266 28 61 5 5 1 25 9 23 23 .229 .293 .297 .590 82 79 1 8
NYY (1 yr) 104 435 372 54 88 10 0 0 25 11 43 31 .237 .319 .263 .582 72 98 2 18
NL (3 yrs) 244 1075 924 178 250 22 19 3 85 54 124 69 .271 .359 .345 .705 109 319 4 23
AL (1 yr) 104 435 372 54 88 10 0 0 25 11 43 31 .237 .319 .263 .582 72 98 2 18

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
1901 26 BRO NL 25 102 -5 -0 0 -3 -1 -10 -1.0 3 -6 -0.6 .460 .494 -0.3 -0.4 -3 O/4
1901 26 PIT NL 87 401 19 -1 0 4 -5 18 1.7 12 30 3.1 .521 .511 2.7 -0.1 26 O
1902 27 PIT NL 59 274 6 1 0 0 -3 4 0.4 8 12 1.3 .508 .503 1.3 -0.4 12 O
1903 28 NYY AL 104 435 -11 -1 0 -4 -5 -21 -2.5 16 -6 -0.8 .477 .485 -0.2 -1.1 -2 *O/6
1907 32 CIN NL 73 298 -5 -0 0 0 -2 -7 -1.0 10 2 0.1 .487 .494 0.1 -0.3 2 O
4 Seasons 348 1510 4 -1 0 -3 -17 -16 -2.4 49 32 3.1 .494 .497 3.7 -2.3 35
PIT (2 yrs) 146 675 26 0 0 4 -8 22 2.1 20 42 4.4 .515 .508 4.1 -0.5 38
BRO (1 yr) 25 102 -5 -0 0 -3 -1 -10 -1.0 3 -6 -0.6 .460 .494 -0.3 -0.4 -3
CIN (1 yr) 73 298 -5 -0 0 0 -2 -7 -1.0 10 2 0.1 .487 .494 0.1 -0.3 2
NYY (1 yr) 104 435 -11 -1 0 -4 -5 -21 -2.5 16 -6 -0.8 .477 .485 -0.2 -1.1 -2

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 G Awards
1901 TOT NL 26 OF 110 207 177 18 12 7 .942 1.77 .942 2.06 12-2-96
1901 BRO NL 26 OF 24 45 37 0 8 0 .822 1.54 .942 2.06 12-2-10
1901 BRO NL 26 2B 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .940 5.10
1901 PIT NL 26 OF 86 162 140 18 4 7 .975 1.84 .942 2.06 0-0-86
1902 PIT NL 27 OF 59 91 80 6 5 1 .945 1.46 .945 1.97 0-0-59
1903 NYY AL 28 OF 102 202 176 7 19 1 .906 1.79 .952 1.95 95-1-6
1903 NYY AL 28 SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.30
1907 CIN NL 32 OF 70 176 160 11 5 3 .972 2.44 .960 1.98 0-69-1
4 Seasons OF 341 676 593 42 41 12 .939 1.86 .950 2.00 107-72-162
1 Season SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 5.30
1 Season 2B 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 .940 5.10
4 Seasons TOT 343 679 596 42 41 12 .940 1.86 .950 2.01 107-72-162
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
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1901 NL  66 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1903 AL  19 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1901 NL  7 (2nd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2217), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 1 (2281), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 6 (2102), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (328th), 3.1 career WAR/3.1 7yr-peak WAR/3.1 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Alfonzo DeFord Lefty Davis

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