Danforth was called Dauntless Dave because he pitched with a constantly pain-racked
left arm. He used his large, strong hands to loosen the covers on baseballs, adding
to the break on his curveball. In 1917 he recorded AL highs of 50 appearances, six
relief wins, and nine saves for Chicago. He left the majors just in time to avoid
involvement with the 1919 Black Sox, returning in 1922 for several strong seasons
with the Browns.