This day in baseball: Jumbo butter fingers

Jumbo Davis of the Kansas City Cowboys committed five errors in a game against St. Louis on June 25, 1888.  Over the course of the sesason, Davis committed 100 errors in 628 chances at shortstop and third base, giving him a .841 fielding percentage for the year (his lifetime fielding percentage would be .825).  Kansas City lost the game to St. Louis, 10-3.



2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Jumbo butter fingers”

  1. verdun2 says:

    Hooray, Jumbo.
    Said by a man who knows what it’s like to make multiple errors.

  2. wkkortas says:

    I’m guessing a guy nicknamed “Jumbo” probably wasn’t making up for bad hands with great range.

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