Johnny Davis

Johnny Davis color

Born: February 16, 1918 in Ashland, Virginia
Died: November 17, 1982 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Position: P/CF/Manager
Bats: Right Throws: Right
HT: 6-3 WT: 215 lb

Multi-talented player who led the league in earned runs in 1945-46 and strikeouts in 1947-48…named MVP in 1947-48…threw a no-hitter against Aguadilla on February 8, 1948…led the league in home runs in 1951-52…one of two players to throw a no-hitter, led the league in homers and be MVP (the other one is Tomás Quiñones)…in 1947-48 he batted eight hits in a row…had six rbi´s in a game twice, both against Aguadilla (11/19/48 and 11/15/49)..in only six seasons he batted 43 home runs..managed Mayagüez in 1949-50 and had record of 4-9…in 2014 he was named one of the best 75 players of the Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League.

Photo colorization: Joe Torres

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