Curt Davis

Curt Davis, a 6’2″ 185-lb native of Greenfield, Missouri, pitched in a NL-leading 51 games, winning 19, as a Phillies rookie in 1934. Davis won 15 or more three additional times during his career: 1935 (16) for the Phillies, 1939 (22) for the Cardinals, and 1942 (15) for the Dodgers. Davis was named to the 1936 and 1939 NL All-Star teams; he surrendered three runs in 2/3 of an inning as Carl Hubbell’s reliever in the 1936 game and did not play in the 1939 game. Davis was the Dodgers’ starting and losing pitcher in the opening game of the 1941 World Series; the winner of that 3-2 contest was future Hall of Famer Red Ruffing. Davis was one of three players traded, along with cash, by the Cubs to the Cardinals for Dizzy Dean in 1938.