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Full Name: James Bennett Davis Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/180 First Game: April 18, 1954
Birthdate: September 15, 1924 Final Game: July 7, 1957
Birthplace: Red Bluff, California MLB Experience: 4 years
Died: November 30, 1995
Deathplace: San Mateo, California
Bat/Throw: Both/Left


Biography

Born on September 15, 1924 in Red Bluff, California, Jim Davis (James Bennett Davis) played for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants over the course of his 4 year career. Davis broke into the bigs on April 18, 1954 with the Chicago Cubs, and put up a 3.52 ERA in 127.2 innings pitched in 1954, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Jim Davis's best season was 1954, when he posted a 3.52 ERA, won 11 games and struck out 58 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1954 CHI N 46 12 11 7 3.52 58 57 50 2 0 4 127.2 114 12 51 2 3 3
1955 CHI N 42 16 7 11 4.44 62 79 66 0 0 3 133.2 122 16 58 5 7 2
1956 CHI N 46 11 5 7 3.66 66 56 49 2 1 2 120.1 116 11 59 4 3 6
1957 STL N 10 0 0 1 5.27 5 8 8 0 0 1 13.2 18 1 6 0 0 0
1957 NY N 10 0 1 0 6.55 6 9 8 0 0 0 11 13 2 5 1 0 0
1957 TOT N 20 0 1 1 5.84 11 17 16 0 0 1 24.2 31 3 11 1 0 0
Total 154 39 24 26 4.01 197 209 181 4 1 10 406.1 383 42 179 12 13 11

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1954 CHI N P 46 12 127.2 13 24 1 0 0 2 4 0 4 .974
1955 CHI N P 42 0 0 5 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1956 CHI N P 46 0 0 2 23 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1957 STL N P 10 0 13.2 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.000
1957 NY N P 10 0 11 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 .750
1957 TOT N P 20 0 24.2 0 6 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 .857
Total P 154 12 152.1 20 75 3 4 0 6 5 0 4 .969

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1954 CHI N 46 32 3 2 0 0 .063 .231 .063 0 0 7 22 0 0 0 0 0
1955 CHI N 42 37 1 1 0 1 .027 .100 .027 0 0 3 21 0 3 0 0 1
1956 CHI N 46 28 3 5 0 0 .179 .207 .179 0 0 1 10 0 3 0 0 0
1957 STL N 10 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1957 NY N 10 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 TOT N 20 2 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 154 99 7 9 0 1 .091 .182 .091 0 0 11 54 0 6 0 0 1

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Boston Red Sox (1946).
  • Sold by Boston Red Sox to Seattle (PCL) (October 2, 1949).
  • Sold by Seattle (PCL) to Chicago Cubs (April 15, 1954).
  • Traded by Chicago Cubs with Hobie Landrith, Sam Jones and Eddie Miksis to St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for Tom Poholsky, Jackie Collum, Ray Katt and Wally Lammers (December 11, 1956).
  • Claimed on waivers by New York Giants from St. Louis Cardinals (June 4, 1957).

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