Davis became the Pirate right fielder in 1901 when Honus Wagner moved to shortstop.
A solid hitter with a strong arm, Davis never regained his form after he suffered
a broken leg at the Pirates' Exposition Park in 1902.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 11, 1902:
In a 6–3 win against the Giants, the Pirates' Lefty Davis, 26, in stealing second "broke his leg in the same manner Van Haltren did two months ago on the same spot," according to The Sporting Life. Davis, a .287 hitter with 45 steals in 171 big league games so far, is out for the season. He'll return, but bat only .234 with 20 thefts in 177 more games. (As noted by Bill Deane)