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Full Name: David James Bancroft Primary Position: SS
Height/Weight: 5' 9.5"/160 First Game: April 14, 1915
Birthdate: April 20, 1891 Final Game: May 31, 1930
Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa MLB Experience: 16 years
Died: October 9, 1972
Deathplace: Superior, Wisconsin
Bat/Throw: Both/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971


Biography

Dave Bancroft (David James Bancroft) was born on April 20, 1891 in Sioux City, Iowa. He made his Major League debut on April 14, 1915 for the Philadelphia Phillies. In 1915, his rookie year, he hit .254 with 7 home runs and 30 RBI. Bancroft played for the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants, Boston Braves and Brooklyn Robins over the course of his 16 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Dave Bancroft's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1922, when he hit for a .321 average and knocked in 60 runs. However, others believe that it was 1921, when he hit for a .318 average and knocked in 67 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1915 PHI N 153 563 85 143 7 30 .254 .346 .330 18 2 77 62 2 23 15 0 0
1916 PHI N 142 477 53 101 3 33 .212 .323 .252 10 0 74 57 4 16 15 0 0
1917 PHI N 127 478 56 116 4 43 .243 .307 .335 22 5 44 42 0 18 14 0 0
1918 PHI N 125 499 69 132 0 26 .265 .338 .319 19 4 54 36 1 7 11 0 0
1919 PHI N 92 335 45 91 0 25 .272 .333 .352 13 7 31 30 0 9 8 0 0
1920 PHI N 42 171 23 51 0 5 .298 .337 .363 7 2 9 12 1 4 1 0 0
1920 NY N 108 442 79 132 0 31 .299 .349 .396 29 7 33 32 1 12 7 0 0
1920 TOT N 150 613 102 183 0 36 .299 .346 .387 36 9 42 44 2 16 8 0 0
1921 NY N 153 606 121 193 6 67 .318 .389 .441 26 15 66 23 4 22 17 0 0
1922 NY N 156 651 117 209 4 60 .321 .397 .418 41 5 79 27 3 12 16 0 5
1923 NY N 107 444 80 135 1 31 .304 .391 .399 33 3 62 23 1 6 8 0 0
1924 BOS N 79 319 49 89 2 21 .279 .356 .339 11 1 37 24 1 5 4 0 0
1925 BOS N 128 479 75 153 2 49 .319 .400 .426 29 8 64 22 0 17 7 0 0
1926 BOS N 127 453 70 141 1 44 .311 .399 .384 18 6 64 29 2 22 3 0 0
1927 BOS N 111 375 44 91 1 31 .243 .322 .307 13 4 43 36 1 8 5 0 0
1928 BRO N 149 515 47 127 0 51 .247 .326 .303 19 5 59 20 2 15 7 0 0
1929 BRO N 104 358 35 99 1 44 .277 .331 .332 11 3 29 11 0 16 7 0 0
1930 NY N 10 17 0 1 0 0 .059 .158 .118 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1913 7182 1048 2004 32 591 .279 .355 .358 320 77 827 487 23 212 145 0 5

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1915 PHI N SS 153 0 0 336 492 64 60 0 0 0 0 0 .928
1916 PHI N SS 142 0 0 326 510 60 64 0 0 0 0 0 .933
1917 PHI N OF 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1917 PHI N SS 120 0 0 274 439 49 56 0 0 0 0 0 .936
1917 PHI N 2B 3 0 0 11 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .850
1918 PHI N SS 125 0 0 371 457 64 57 0 0 0 0 0 .928
1919 PHI N SS 88 0 0 242 306 28 43 0 0 0 0 0 .951
1920 PHI N SS 42 0 0 106 153 5 28 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1920 NY N SS 108 0 0 256 445 40 67 0 0 0 0 0 .946
1920 TOT N SS 150 0 0 362 598 45 95 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1921 NY N SS 153 153 0 396 546 39 105 0 0 0 0 0 .960
1922 NY N SS 156 156 1196.1 405 579 62 93 1 0 0 0 0 .941
1923 NY N SS 96 0 0 246 381 43 54 0 0 0 0 0 .936
1923 NY N 2B 11 0 0 34 35 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1924 BOS N SS 79 0 0 186 259 18 57 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1925 BOS N SS 125 0 0 300 459 44 81 0 0 0 0 0 .945
1926 BOS N 3B 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1926 BOS N SS 123 0 0 317 398 33 75 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1927 BOS N SS 104 0 0 275 329 39 66 0 0 0 0 0 .939
1927 BOS N 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1928 BRO N SS 149 0 0 350 484 46 66 0 0 0 0 0 .948
1929 BRO N SS 102 0 0 224 309 25 45 0 0 0 0 0 .955
1930 NY N SS 8 0 0 13 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .966
Total OF 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 2B 14 0 0 45 41 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 .935
Total SS 1873 309 1196.1 4623 6561 660 1017 1 0 0 0 0 .944
Total 3B 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Sold by Portland (PCL) to Philadelphia Phillies for $5000 (1915).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies to New York Giants in exchange for Art Fletcher, Bill Hubbell and cash (June 8, 1920).
  • Traded by New York Giants with Casey Stengel and Bill Cunningham to Boston Braves in exchange for Billy Southworth and Joe Oeschger (November 12, 1923).
  • Released by Boston Braves (October 14, 1927).
  • Signed by Brooklyn Robins (October 14, 1927).
  • Released by Brooklyn Robins (October 10, 1929).
  • Signed by New York Giants (November 4, 1929).

Trivia

  • World Series Champion in 1921 and 1922


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