John Davis (davisjo01)
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John Humphrey Davis (Red)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 172 lb.
- Debut September 9, 1941
- Final Game September 28, 1941
- Born July 15, 1915 in Wilkes-Barre, PA USA
- Died April 26, 2002 in Laurel, MS USA
John "Red" Davis had one year in the majors along with long careers in the minors as a player and manager.
His one season as a player in the majors occurred in 1941. He became the regular third baseman for 21 games from September 9, 1941 to Sepember 28, 1941, posting a fielding average well above the league average. However, his batting average was only .214. He replaced Dick Bartell at third base during that period; Bartell was a player/coach that year, and his playing time after 1940 never exceeded 400 at-bats.
His minor league playing career was in 1935-41, 1946-54, and 1958.
He spent 27 seasons as a minor league manager between 1949-1976, compiling a record of 1,993-1,927. He starting managing for independent teams in 1949, then moved to the New York Giants organization (1954-1962), Cincinnati Reds (1963-1966), Cleveland Indians (1967-1969), Pittsburgh Pirates (1970-1972), and back to the Indians (1973-1976).
- see also Minor League Wins by a Manager