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Handful Davis

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Handful Davis1 was a Negro baseball player during the 1930s. He was likely from northeast Arkansas.

Biography

Davis played with Blytheville in 1934,2 3 the 1935 Claybrook Tigers, and the State Line Booker T's in 1936 and 1937.4 5

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"He grabbed two handfuls of biscuits and put them in his pockets when he left home to play baseball," [Gene] Smith said, "That is how he got the nickname 'Handful'".6
1 Davis is only referred to as "Handful" is newspaper accounts, with no last name. His last name is given as Davis in "Timber Team" by Darren Ivy, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 7/4/2002.
6 "Timber Team" by Darren Ivy, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 7/4/2002.