Virgil Lawrence Davis
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 197 lb.
- High School Gulf Coast Military Academy
- Debut April 30, 1928
- Final Game September 5, 1945
- Born December 20, 1904 in Birmingham, AL USA
- Died August 14, 1984 in Birmingham, AL USA
Catcher Spud Davis played 16 seasons in the National League from 1928 to 1945, hitting .308 over his career. He was second in the 1933 NL batting championship, behind Chuck Klein. He was part of the Gas House Gang with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934-1936, and went 2 for 2 in the 1934 World Series.
Davis also managed the 1946 Pittsburgh Pirates for three games. He was a coach with the Pirates from 1941 to 1946 , then scouted for the team from 1947 to 1949. He then became a coach for the Chicago Cubs from 1950 to 1953.
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- Andy Sturgill: "Spud Davis", in Charles F. Faber, ed.: The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals: The World Champion Gas House Gang, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 74-77. ISBN 978-1-933599-731