A Question of Character: George Davis and the Flora Campbell Affair

By Bill Lamb

This article was published in the Fall 2016 Baseball Research Journal.

Hall of Famer George Davis was, undoutedly, one of the finest ballplayers of the late 19th/early 20th century. His life outside of baseball is considerably more enigmatic, as exemplified by the case of a purported affair with the another ballplayer's wife. Of the more than 300 individuals enshrined in Cooperstown, perhaps the most enigmatic is George Davis. Despite an outstanding 20-season playing career—and twice being manager of the renowned New York Giants—Davis was rarely the subject of close press scrutiny. To this . . .

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