Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLV
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One of the greatest shortstops of his era, Davis was also considered the game’s finest switch-hitter of the late 1890’s and early 1900’s. A star for the White Sox for seven years, Davis helped the “Hitless Wonders” stun the Cubs in the 1906 World Series. According to the Sporting Life in 1899, “Taking it all in all, Davis is as valuable a ball player as there is in the league.” Late in his career, Davis was a controversial figure after a contract dispute. Viewed as a “politically charged player,” Davis was denied the credit he so richly deserved and wasn’t voted into Cooperstown until long after his death.
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