Johnny Davis

Johnny Davis color

Born: February 6, 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. Inducted into the Puerto Rico Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 2023.

Photo colorization: Joe Torres

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