Diunte: Remembering Negro League pitching ace Ross ‘Satchel’ Davis, 94

From SABR member Nick Diunte at Examiner.com on January 3, 2013:

Davis was born on July 28, 1918 in Greenville, Miss. He pitched in the Negro Leagues from 1940-47 with the Baltimore Elite Giants, Cleveland Buckeyes, New York Black Yankees, and Boston Blues. His career highlights include pitching a no-hitter with Roy Campanella as his catcher as a member of the Baltimore Elite Giants against a potent Newark Eagles lineup that included Hall of Famers Biz Mackey, Monte Irvin, and Willie Wells in 1940, and pitching in the 1947 Negro World Series as a member of the Negro American League champion Cleveland Buckeyes.

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Originally published: January 4, 2013. Last Updated: January 4, 2013.