Davy Force Stats

Davy Force was born on Friday, July 27, 1849, in New York, New York. Force was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 5, 1876, with the Philadelphia Athletics. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Davy Force baseball stats page.

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Birth Name:
David W. Force
Nickname:
Davy or Davey or Tom Thumb
Born On:
07-27-1849  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New York, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
06-21-1918 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Englewood, New Jersey
Cemetery:
Brookside Cemetery, Englewood, New Jersey
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
130
First Game:
05-05-1876 (Age 26)
Last Game:
08-20-1886
Draft:
Not Applicable

Davy Force

Davy Force Pitching Stats

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Davy Force Hitting Stats

1876 27 Athletics 60 284 48 66 6 0 0 0 17 5 - 3 - - 0 - .232 .246 .254
1876 27 Mutuals 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 - - 0 - .000 .000 .000
1877 28 Brown Stockings 58 225 24 59 5 3 0 0 22 11 - 15 - - 0 - .262 .297 .311
1879 30 Bisons 79 316 36 66 5 2 0 0 8 13 - 37 - - 0 - .209 .240 .237
1880 31 Bisons 81 290 22 49 10 0 0 0 17 10 - 35 - - 0 - .169 .197 .203
1881 32 Bisons 75 278 21 50 9 1 0 0 15 11 - 29 - - 0 - .180 .211 .219
1882 33 Bisons 73 278 39 67 10 1 1 0 28 12 - - - - 0 - .241 .272 .295
1883 34 Bisons 96 378 40 82 11 3 0 0 35 12 - - - - 0 - .217 .241 .262
1884 35 Bisons 106 403 47 83 13 3 0 0 36 27 - - - - 0 - .206 .256 .253
1885 36 Bisons 71 253 20 57 6 1 0 0 15 13 - - - - 0 - .225 .263 .257
1886 37 Senators 68 242 26 44 5 1 0 0 16 17 - - - - 0 - .182 .236 .211
10 Years 768 2,950 323 623 80 15 1 0 209 131 - 119 - - 0 - .211 .245 .249

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Davy Force Fielding Stats

1876 Athletics 3B 2 - - 7 3.5 5 2 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .714 0.00
1876 Athletics SS 60 - - 384 6.4 345 108 237 39 11 n/a n/a n/a .898 0.00
1876 Mutuals SS 1 - - 6 6.0 5 2 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 0.00
1877 Brown Stockings 3B 8 - - 28 3.5 26 11 15 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 0.00
1877 Brown Stockings SS 50 - - 257 5.1 235 75 160 22 9 n/a n/a n/a .914 0.00
1879 Bisons 3B 1 - - 2 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1879 Bisons SS 78 - - 364 4.7 338 74 264 26 26 n/a n/a n/a .929 0.00
1880 Bisons 2B 53 - - 393 7.4 369 163 206 24 27 n/a n/a n/a .939 0.00
1880 Bisons SS 30 - - 191 6.4 177 59 118 14 10 n/a n/a n/a .927 0.00
1881 Bisons 2B 51 - - 412 8.1 386 168 218 26 19 n/a n/a n/a .937 0.00
1881 Bisons 3B 1 - - 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1881 Bisons RF 3 - - 3 1.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1881 Bisons SS 21 - - 109 5.2 103 25 78 6 6 n/a n/a n/a .945 0.00
1882 Bisons 2B 1 - - 4 4.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1882 Bisons 3B 11 - - 40 3.6 36 18 18 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .900 0.00
1882 Bisons SS 61 - - 303 5.0 275 66 209 28 13 n/a n/a n/a .908 0.00
1883 Bisons 2B 7 - - 40 5.7 34 19 15 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .850 0.00
1883 Bisons 3B 13 - - 47 3.6 42 17 25 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .894 0.00
1883 Bisons SS 78 - - 361 4.6 319 79 240 42 22 n/a n/a n/a .884 0.00
1884 Bisons 2B 1 - - 7 7.0 6 3 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 0.00
1884 Bisons SS 105 - - 470 4.5 422 110 312 48 21 n/a n/a n/a .898 0.00
1885 Bisons 2B 42 - - 280 6.7 247 113 134 33 23 n/a n/a n/a .882 0.00
1885 Bisons 3B 6 - - 25 4.2 20 7 13 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .800 0.00
1885 Bisons SS 24 - - 103 4.3 94 28 66 9 5 n/a n/a n/a .913 0.00
1886 Senators 2B 8 - - 46 5.8 40 18 22 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .870 0.00
1886 Senators 3B 4 - - 15 3.8 14 1 13 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .933 0.00
1886 Senators SS 56 - - 296 5.3 269 58 211 27 21 n/a n/a n/a .909 0.00
SS Totals 564 0 0 2,844 5.0 2,582 684 1,898 262 144 n/a n/a n/a .908 0.00
2B Totals 163 0 0 1,182 7.3 1,086 485 601 96 76 n/a n/a n/a .919 0.00
3B Totals 46 0 0 166 3.6 147 57 90 19 3 n/a n/a n/a .886 0.00
RF Totals 3 0 0 3 1.0 3 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
10 Years 776 - - 4,195 5.4 3,818 1,228 2,590 377 223 n/a n/a n/a .910 0.00

Davy Force

Davy Force Miscellaneous Stats

1876 Athletics - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 94.7 16.7 - - -
1876 Mutuals - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1877 Brown Stockings - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 15.0 10.2 - - -
1879 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.5 39.5 - - -
1880 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 8.3 17.1 - - -
1881 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 9.6 18.5 - - -
1882 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 278.0 0.0 9.9 - - -
1883 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 10.8 - - -
1884 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 11.2 - - -
1885 Bisons - - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 16.9 - - -
1886 Senators 9 - - 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 15.1 - - -
10 Years 9 - - 0 0 n/a 2,950.0 24.8 14.1 - - -

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Davy Force Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1876 Philadelphia Athletics n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1876 New York Mutuals n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1877 St. Louis Brown Stockings n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1879 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1880 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1881 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1882 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1883 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1884 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1885 Buffalo Bisons n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
1886 Washington Senators n/a Undetermined n/a n/a
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On September 15, 1881, Davy Force of Buffalo became the first second baseman in Major League history to turn two unassisted double plays during a game. Claude Ritchey of Louisville tied the record on July 9, 1899, but the American League had to wait until August 10, 1978 , when Mike Edwards of Oakland turned two and nineteen years later was tied by Luis Alicea of Anaheim on August 8, 1997 .

In 1883 Francis Richter founded the Sporting Life, a weekly magazine devoted to coverage of all sports, with an emphasis on baseball. In 1887 Richter, and other baseball journalists, formed the Base Ball Reporters Association of America, also referred to as the National Base Ball Reporters' Association. And in 1914 Richter wrote the History and Records of Baseball: the American Nation's Chief Sport (Philadelphia: Sporting Life Publishing Co., 1914). In that historic book Richter selected the greatest players in each position in each decade:

Francis Richter Greatest Players by Decade

Decade Catchers Catchers
1870-1880 Doug Allison Deacon White
1880-1890 Charlie Bennett Buck Ewing
1890-1900 Tom Daly Yank Robinson
1900-1912 Chief Meyers Billy Sullivan
Decade Pitchers Pitchers
1870-1880 Candy Cummings Al Spalding
1880-1890 John Clarkson Old Hoss Radbourn
1890-1900 Amos Rusie Cy Young
1900-1912 Christy Mathewson Rube Waddell
Decade First Base First Base
1870-1880 Wes Fisler Joe Start
1880-1890 Cap Anson Charlie Comiskey
1890-1900 Jake Beckley Dan Brouthers
1900-1912 Hal Chase Fred Tenney
Decade Second Base Second Base
1870-1880 Ross Barnes Al Reach (NA Only)
1880-1890 Fred Dunlap Bid McPhee
1890-1900 Nap Lajoie Fred Pfeffer
1900-1912 Eddie Collins Johnny Evers
Decade Third Base Third Base
1870-1880 Cap Anson Ezra Sutton
1880-1890 Jerry Denny Denny Lyons
1890-1900 John McGraw Billy Nash
1900-1912 Home Run Baker Jimmy Collins
Decade Shortstops Shortstops
1870-1880 Davy Force George Wright
1880-1890 Monte Ward Ned Williamson
1890-1900 Hughie Jennings Herman Long
1900-1912 Honus Wagner Bobby Wallace
Decade Left Fielders Left Fielders
1870-1880 Andy Leonard Lip Pike
1880-1890 Tip O'Neill George Wood
1890-1900 Ed Delahanty Joe Kelley
1900-1912 Fred Clarke Chick Stahl
Decade Center Fielders Center Fielders
1870-1880 Count Sensenderfer (NA Only) Harry Wright
1880-1890 Ned Hanlon Hardy Richardson
1890-1900 Billy Hamilton Bill Lange
1900-1912 Ty Cobb Tris Speaker
Decade Right Fielders Right Fielders
1870-1880 Jack Chapman Cal McVey
1880-1890 Joe Kelley Sam Thompson
1890-1900 Jesse Burkett Mike Tiernan
1900-1912 Sam Crawford Willie Keeler

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