Harry Davis

The gentlemanly Davis was an outstanding slugger for Connie Mack‘s Philadelphia teams in the early 20th century. In the A’s 1911 WS victory over the Giants, he and Frank “Home Run” Baker each drove in five runs. Only Davis, Baker, Babe Ruth, and Ralph Kiner have led a ML in home runs four or more years in a row. Davis accomplished the feat 1904 through 1907 and also led in doubles in 1902, ’05, and ’07 and in RBI in ’05 and ’06. The native Philadelphian was named the A’s first captain and managed whenever Connie Mack was absent. The highly regarded sign stealer remained with the team as a player or coach until 1927, except for 1912, when he became manager of Cleveland. His strict disciplinary tactics failed to help the Indians and he quit after 127 games with the team in sixth place. From 1913 to 1917 he made token appearances in the A’s lineup. While still with the A’s, he became a Philadelphia city councilman.