Dave Bancroft

Dave Bancroft of the New York Giants is pictured in 1921. (AP Photo)

American baseball shortstop and manager nicknamed "Beauty" for his penchant for calling good pitches "beauties". He played in Major League Baseball from 1915 to 1930, for the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants, Boston Braves and Brooklyn Robins. Bancroft was born in Sioux City, Iowa,  on April 20, 1891.

 

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