Wednesday, April 20, 2016

MAJOR LEAGUE FOUNDERS: DAVY FORCE 1876-1976

Next up in my 1976 century celebration of the Major Leagues is former shortstop Davy Force:


Force first played in the National Association all four seasons between 1871-1875 before moving on to the newly formed Majors in 1876 with the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Mutuals.
He’d end up playing through the 1886 season, putting together a nice 15-year career, though he only played in 1029 games over that time.
Nevertheless he’d bat .249 with 1059 hits in 4250 official at-bats, the bulk of his Major League tenure playing for the Buffalo team between 1879 and 1885.

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