September 7, 1903|
Died: November 12, 1965
|April 21, 1934, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 28, 1946, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Earned run average||3.42|
|Career highlights and awards|
"Curt Davis" was also a pseudonym used by Jack Kirby.
Curtis Benton Davis (September 7, 1903 – October 12, 1965) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. On October 2, 1933 he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Pacific Coast League San Francisco Seals in the 1933 rule V draft. He played for the Phillies (1934–36), Chicago Cubs (1935–37), St. Louis Cardinals (1938–40), and Brooklyn Dodgers (1940–46). The right-hander was a native of Greenfield, Missouri.
Even though Davis didn't pitch in the major leagues until he was 30, he still managed to have a 13-season National League career. He had quite a list of accomplishments, including winning 19 games as a rookie, 22 wins in 1939, eleven double-digit victory seasons, twice a N.L. All-Star, and pitching in the 1941 World Series. He had incredible control, leading the league in BB/9IP in 1938 and 1941, and finishing in the TOP TEN in that category ten times.
Other top ten rankings for Davis include wins (4 times), winning percentage (4 times), ERA (4 times), H/9IP (3 times), WHIP (5 times), shutouts (5 times), saves (5 times), games finished (1 time), and oldest player (5 times).