Friday, October 28, 2011

Lloyd Davenport led Cuban League in hitting (.322) in 1945-46

Oct. 28: On this day in 1911, former Negro and Cuban league player Lloyd Davenport was born in New Orleans.

Davenport, who played for several Negro League teams between 1934-49, played for Habana, Almendares and Alacranes during five winters in Cuba between 1943-48.

According to Who's Who in Cuban Baseball, 1878-1961, Davenport (shown in this 1945-46 Felices card) is tied for the Cuban League record for most hits (six) in a game, accomplished against Marianao on Jan. 17, 1946. He also led the league in hitting (.322) in 1945-46, splitting the season with Habana and Almendares.

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