PLAYER: George Davis (HOF)
TEAM: Chicago White Sox
BACK: El Principe De Gales (20/39)
GRADE: SGC 5 EX (136) 1778-070
A stellar example of Chicago White Sox Hall of Fame second baseman George Davis. The card features the El Principe De Gales advertising reverse (ranked 20 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource).
This particular example comes from the find known as the “Portland Maine Trove”.
George Stacey Davis
Born: August 23, 1870 – Cohoes, NY
Died: October 17, 1940 – Philadelphia, PA
Career BA: .295
Managerial Record: 107–139
Cleveland Spiders NL (1890–1892)
New York Giants NL (1893–1901, 1903; player/manager: 1895, 1900–1901)
Chicago White Sox AL (1902, 1904–1909)
Although he is a Hall of Famer, George Davis has never really gotten his due. A skilled hitter and superb base stealer, he batted .355 and stole 37 bases in 1893. Davis batted over .300 on nine different occasions, and ranks in the top 100 ballplayers with games played, at bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, RBI, stolen bases, and singles. He helped lead the White Sox to a World Series win in 1906. At one time Davis was the second-highest-paid player behind Nap Lajoie. Very well liked and modest, he was player/manager of the Giants in 1895, 1900, and 1901. After his MLB days, Davis managed in the minors, and coached at Amherst College until 1918. He then moved on from baseball to work as a car salesman and even tried his hand at professional bowling. George Davis was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998.
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