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Steel Arm Davis



Walter Davis
(Lefty)

Born: June 22, 1896 in Wortham, TX
Died: November 30, 1941 in Chicago, IL
          (45 years old)

Bats: L
Throws: L
Ht: 6'1"
Wt: 175
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Notes:


• Buried: Cook County Cemetery (Oak Forest, IL)


Teammates


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
7
1927
1935
MULT
22.1
0.0
0.0
22.1
0.0
2
SS
3
1927
1929
CAG
12.2
9.8
0.9
0.0
1.5
3
CF
4
1923
1935
MULT
10.1
11.0
0.2
-0.8
-0.3
4
SP
4
1927
1933
CAG/CUB
6.7
-0.3
0.0
7.0
0.0
5
SS
1
1923
1923
DS
4.7
0.8
3.5
0.0
0.4
6
SS
3
1929
1935
CAG/WES
4.5
3.6
0.4
0.0
0.6
7
C
5
1927
1932
CAG
4.4
3.1
1.4
0.0
-0.1
8
CF
4
1920
1930
CAG/DYM
4.3
3.8
1.0
0.0
-0.5
9
SP
3
1927
1929
CAG
3.9
-0.2
0.0
4.1
0.0
10
1B
7
1927
1935
CAG
3.5
4.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.7
11
SP
1
1920
1920
COG
3.3
-0.3
0.0
3.6
0.0
12
3B
5
1927
1935
CAG/WES
3.2
3.6
-0.6
0.0
0.3
13
3B
4
1927
1933
CAG
2.9
1.8
0.6
0.0
0.5
14
1B
3
1929
1935
CAG/WES
2.6
2.7
0.2
0.0
-0.3
15
RF
5
1927
1935
CAG
2.5
3.7
-0.6
0.0
-0.7
16
SP
1
1920
1920
DYM
2.5
0.6
0.1
1.7
0.0
17
C
4
1927
1935
MULT
2.4
2.1
-0.1
0.0
0.4
18
CF
4
1927
1930
CAG
2.4
0.9
1.2
0.0
0.3
19
SP
1
1923
1923
DS
2.3
-0.7
0.0
2.9
0.0
20
SP
1
1934
1934
BEG
2.3
-0.2
0.0
2.5
0.0
21
SP
1
1923
1923
DS
2.3
0.4
0.0
1.9
0.0
22
SP
2
1929
1930
CAG
2.1
0.3
0.0
1.8
0.0
23
C
3
1927
1930
CAG
2.0
1.8
-0.1
0.0
0.2
24
1B
1
1923
1923
DS
2.0
1.5
0.8
0.0
-0.3
25
CF
2
1927-28
1930
CUB/CAG
1.9
1.8
0.2
0.0
-0.1
26
SP
1
1934
1934
BEG
1.8
-0.1
0.0
1.9
0.0
27
SP
1
1935
1935
CAG
1.8
-0.3
0.0
2.1
0.0
28
SP
4
1927
1930
CAG
1.7
-0.3
-0.1
2.1
0.0
29
2B
4
1927
1930
CAG
1.7
0.5
-0.1
0.0
1.2
30
SS
2
1930
1932
CAG
1.6
1.2
0.0
0.0
0.4
31
SP
1
1920
1920
DYM
1.6
-0.1
0.0
1.7
0.0
32
3B
1
1934
1934
BEG
1.6
1.1
0.4
0.0
0.1
33
SS
1
1920
1920
COG
1.6
0.7
0.4
0.3
0.2
34
CF
1
1927
1927
CAG
1.6
2.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.4
35
LF
1
1920
1920
DYM
1.5
1.6
0.1
0.0
-0.1
36
LF
4
1928
1932
CAG
1.5
3.1
-0.4
0.0
-1.1
37
C
4
1920
1930
CAG/DYM
1.5
0.8
0.4
0.0
0.3
38
CF
1
1930
1930
CAG
1.5
1.4
0.1
0.0
-0.1
39
3B
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
1.4
0.7
0.6
0.0
0.1
40
3B
2
1920
1934
BEG/DYM
1.3
0.5
0.6
0.0
0.1
41
C
1
1930
1930
CAG
1.3
1.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
42
2B
3
1932
1935
CAG
1.2
1.2
-0.4
0.0
0.4
43
SS
2
1933
1934
WES/BEG
1.2
0.9
0.1
0.0
0.1
44
RF
1
1934
1934
BEG
1.0
0.3
0.8
0.0
-0.1
45
SP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.9
-0.2
0.0
1.2
0.0
46
SP
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
0.9
-0.1
0.0
1.0
0.0
47
SP
1
1927
1927
CAG
0.8
-0.2
0.0
1.1
0.0
48
RP
2
1932
1933
CAG
0.6
0.4
0.3
0.0
-0.1
49
SP
1
1928
1928
CAG
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
50
SP
3
1928
1930
CAG
0.5
0.1
0.0
0.4
0.0
51
RF
1
1928
1928
CAG
0.4
0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.2
52
LF
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
0.4
0.0
0.5
0.0
-0.1
53
SP
1
1920
1920
DYM
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
54
SP
1
1923
1923
DS
0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.5
0.0
55
RP
1
1929
1929
CAG
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
56
SP
1
1934
1934
BEG
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
57
C
2
1929
1932
CAG
0.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
58
3B
1
1928
1928
CAG
0.3
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.0
59
RP
1
1932
1932
CAG
0.3
-0.1
0.1
0.3
0.0
60
2B
1
1933
1933
CAG
0.3
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
61
SS
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.2
62
SS
1
1920
1920
COG
0.3
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
63
SS
1
1934
1934
BEG
0.2
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.1
64
RP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.3
0.0
65
C
2
1928
1934
CAG/BEG
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
66
1B
1
1920
1920
COG
0.2
0.5
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
67
RP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
68
C
1
1934
1934
BEG
0.2
0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
69
3B
1
1920
1920
COG
0.2
1.2
-1.2
0.0
0.1
70
RP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
71
1B
1
1934
1934
BEG
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
72
SP
2
1933
1935
CAG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
73
2B
1
1934
1934
BEG
0.1
0.7
-0.7
0.0
0.1
74
LF
1
1934
1934
BEG
0.1
0.6
-0.9
0.6
-0.1
75
RP
1
1930
1930
CAG
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
76
RP
1
1929
1929
CAG
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
77
2B
2
1929
1930
CAG
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
78
RF
1
1920
1920
DYM
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
79
RF
1
1927
1927
CAG
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
80
3B
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
0.1
0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
81
RP
1
1923
1923
DS
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
82
2B
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
0.1
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
83
RP
1
1930
1930
CAG
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
84
RF
1
1923
1923
DS
0.1
0.4
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
85
C
1
1934
1934
BEG
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
86
RF
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
0.1
0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
87
RP
1
1920
1920
COG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
88
2B
1
1923
1923
DS
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
89
-
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
90
-
1
1933
1933
WES
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
91
RF
1
1927
1927
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
92
C
1
1920
1920
COG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
93
LF
1
1930
1930
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
94
-
1
1932
1932
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
95
-
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
96
-
1
1929
1929
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
97
-
1
1920
1920
DYM
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
98
C
1
1932
1932
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
99
RP
1
1923
1923
DS
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
100
LF
1
1929
1929
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
101
RF
1
1929
1929
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
102
2B
1
1934
1934
BEG
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
103
C
1
1923
1923
DS
0.0
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.1
104
-
1
1928
1928
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
105
LF
1
1920
1920
COG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
106
1B
1
1934
1934
BEG
0.0
-0.2
0.2
0.0
-0.1
107
CF
1
1930
1930
CAG
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
108
C
1
1934
1934
BEG
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
109
-
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
110
RF
1
1934
1934
BEG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
111
LF
1
1920
1920
COG
-0.1
0.6
-0.5
0.0
-0.1
112
C
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
113
SS
1
1929
1929
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
114
C
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
115
-
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
116
C
1
1932
1932
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
117
1B
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
118
3B
1
1923
1923
DS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
119
C
2
1932
1935
CAG
-0.1
-0.3
0.2
0.0
0.1
120
-
1
1923
1923
DS
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
121
RP
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
122
C
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
123
SS
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
124
RP
1
1929
1929
CAG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
125
SS
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
126
-
1
1929
1929
CAG
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
127
CF
1
1929
1929
CAG
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
128
3B
1
1934
1934
BEG
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
129
1B
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.2
0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
130
RF
1
1920
1920
COG
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
131
C
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.2
-0.6
0.2
0.0
0.1
132
LF
1
1923
1923
DS
-0.2
-0.1
0.2
0.0
-0.2
133
2B
1
1920
1920
COG
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
134
1B
2
1927-28
1929
CUB/CAG
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
135
-
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
136
RP
1
1934
1934
BEG
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
137
SS
2
1920
1923
DYM/DS
-0.2
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.1
138
RF
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
139
-
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
140
SP
1
1928
1928
CAG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
141
CF
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.3
0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
142
-
1
1935
1935
CAG
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
143
RP
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
144
RP
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
145
C
1
1920
1920
COG
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
146
-
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
147
RP
2
1932
1933
CAG
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
148
CF
1
1934
1934
BEG
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
149
-
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
150
2B
1
1920
1920
COG
-0.3
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
151
RF
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
0.0
0.0
152
-
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
153
1B
1
1928
1928
CAG
-0.4
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
154
SS
1
1934
1934
BEG
-0.4
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
155
SP
5
1929
1935
CAG
-0.4
0.3
0.1
-0.4
-0.4
156
RF
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
-0.4
-0.1
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
157
-
1
1923
1923
DS
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.4
0.0
158
-
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
159
RF
1
1920
1920
COG
-0.5
0.2
-0.6
0.0
-0.2
160
2B
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.6
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
161
SS
4
1927
1930
CAG
-0.6
-0.2
-0.1
-0.7
0.5
162
SP
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
-0.6
-0.1
0.0
-0.5
0.0
163
RP
1
1934
1934
BEG
-0.6
-0.2
0.1
-0.5
0.0
164
SP
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.6
0.3
0.0
-0.9
0.0
165
RF
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.7
-0.2
-0.4
0.0
-0.1
166
-
1
1930
1930
CAG
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
167
SS
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.8
-0.3
-0.7
0.0
0.1
168
SP
2
1930
1935
CAG
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.7
0.0
169
1B
1
1927-28
1927-28
CUB
-0.8
-0.4
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
170
2B
1
1920
1920
DYM
-0.9
-0.3
-0.4
-0.2
0.0
171
-
1
1935
1935
CAG
-0.9
0.0
0.0
-0.9
0.0
172
-
1
1928
1928
CAG
-0.9
-0.3
-0.7
0.0
0.1
173
SP
1
1929
1929
CAG
-0.9
-0.2
0.0
-0.7
0.0
174
C
1
1923
1923
DS
-0.9
-0.5
-0.5
0.0
0.1
175
CF
1
1920
1920
COG
-0.9
0.5
-1.4
0.1
-0.1
176
-
1
1920
1920
COG
-1.0
0.1
0.0
-1.1
0.0
177
LF
1
1935
1935
CAG
-1.1
0.1
-0.1
-1.1
0.0
178
-
1
1935
1935
CAG
-1.2
-0.8
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
179
-
1
1929
1929
CAG
-1.2
-0.1
0.0
-1.1
0.0
180
2B
1
1920
1920
COG
-1.4
0.2
-1.6
0.0
0.1
181
C
2
1932
1933
CAG
-1.4
-0.2
0.1
-1.3
0.0
182
-
1
1935
1935
CAG
-1.5
-1.0
-0.3
0.0
-0.2
183
-
1
1923
1923
DS
-1.6
-0.9
-0.7
0.0
0.1
184
SP
1
1923
1923
DS
-1.7
0.0
0.0
-1.7
0.0
185
3B
4
1920
1930
MULT
-1.7
-2.1
-0.1
0.0
0.4
186
3B
1
1920
1920
DYM
-1.9
0.2
-0.8
-1.3
0.0

If you have any questions regarding Negro Leagues statistical or biographical data, please contact gary@seamheads.com..

All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James