John Davenport

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John J. Davenport

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

In 1951, manager John Davenport was transfered by the parent Philadelphia Phillies from the Elizabethton Phils to the Bradford Phillies. At the time, Davenport was leading the Appalachian League with a .382 average while playing first base.

Davenport's playing career began in 1942 and ended in 1955. He hit .300 or better in six seasons and once topped 100 RBI. He never played above A ball.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1950 Salina Blue Jays Western Association 53-83 8th Philadelphia Phillies
1951 Elizabethton Phils Appalachian League -- Philadelphia Phillies -- replaced by Donald Marshall June 22
Bradford Phillies PONY League 5th Philadelphia Phillies replaced Frank McCormick June 22
1952 Miami Eagles Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 67-57 2nd Philadelphia Phillies League Champs
1953 Bradford Phillies PONY League 66-60 4th Philadelphia Phillies Lost in 1st round
1954 Muskogee Giants Western Association 85-54 2nd New York Giants Lost in 1st round
1955 Sioux City Soos Western League 69-81 5th New York Giants