Ike Davis is as confused about the title of this post as he is with a bat in his hands.
I’m sure you’re looking at the title of this post, scratching your head and wondering what the fudge I’m talking about. Well, the Ike Davis currently playing for the Mets is not the first player named Ike Davis to suit up for a major league team. And with the way the 21st century Ike Davis is playing, the 20th century Ike Davis might soon be the better of the two Ikes.
Isaac Marion Davis (better known as Ike Davis) was a shortstop who played all or parts of three seasons for the Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox from 1919 to 1925. The 20th century Ike Davis only compiled 732 plate appearances in the big leagues, but despite his lack of power (no home runs) and low batting average (.235), he found other ways to help his team win.
After Ike Davis Version 1.0 played in eight games for the 1919 Senators and ten games for the 1924 White Sox, he was named the Pale Hose’s starting shortstop i...