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Curt Davis

Curt Davis

Eligible in 1951.

John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 03, 2005 at 01:27 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. John (You Can Call Me Grandma) Murphy Posted: May 03, 2005 at 01:34 PM (#1306873)
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   2. Michael Bass Posted: May 11, 2005 at 10:28 PM (#1330866)
I may have missed it, but was there ever any discussion of minor league credit for Davis?
   3. OCF Posted: May 11, 2005 at 11:23 PM (#1330978)
RA+ Pythpat equivalent record, year-by-year

Year Age   W-L
1934 30  20-10
1935 31  17- 9
1936 32  14-10
1937 33   7- 7
1938 34  11-8
1939 35  15-13
1940 36  11-10
1941 37  10- 7
1942 38  15- 8
1943 39   8-10
1944 40  12-10
1945 41   9- 7
1946 42   0- 0

Overall, that adds up to 148-110.

Many of the pitchers I know of with records after the age of 30 that look something like that were "late bloomers," and that probably applies to Davis as well. But I can see how MLE is a relevant question in his case - note in particular how good he was at ages 30-31.

He had 429 games pitched but only 281 starts. He had a significant number of relief appearances in every year of his career.

While his overall hitting isn't much, he had a year in 1939, batting .381 (40 for 105) and saw some use as a pinch hitter that year.
   4. TomH Posted: May 12, 2005 at 11:28 AM (#1331624)
okay, I admit: I have never ever heard of Curt Davis before.
   5. jingoist Posted: May 12, 2005 at 02:38 PM (#1331826)
I'm with you TomH; I never heard of him before either.
But that's half the fun of this project; learning about folks you never knew existed, or finding "gems in the rough" like several of the old-timers: Joe Start, Al Spalding, Lip Pike and Jack Glasscock.
Some I'd heard of but never truly knew of their impact on the game; others were brand new to me.

Curt looks like a great #2 or #3 pitcher, although he seemed to be a #1 for Phillies when he first came up.
Not an HoMer but worthy of analysis.
   6. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: May 12, 2005 at 02:56 PM (#1331854)
I may have missed it, but was there ever any discussion of minor league credit for Davis?

Yea in the '51 discussion thread. I'd heard from somewhere that he'd been a star with the SF Seals in the PCL for 5-6 years, which is why I requested this thread. However, it wasn't the case - he was there for 6 years, but only a star for a year or two.

He's a late bloomer, and not someone to be seriously considered for induction.
   7. Michael Bass Posted: May 12, 2005 at 03:39 PM (#1331936)
Gotcha...I could have sworn we'd talked about him, but this thread was barren, and his first two major league years were awesome, so I wanted to make sure.

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