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About David James "Beauty" Bancroft
David James "Beauty" Bancroft (April 20, 1891 – October 9, 1972) was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball from 1915 to 1930. He is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bancroft was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He broke into the major leagues in 1915 with the Philadelphia Phillies. Bancroft played shortstop for the Phillies until 1920 when he was traded to the New York Giants. He played for the Giants until 1924, when he was traded to the Boston Braves. Bancroft was a player-manager for the Braves for three seasons from 1925 until 1927. He then when he went to play for the Brooklyn Robins in 1928 and 1929. He ended his career in 1930 back with the Giants.
Following his majors career, Bancroft managed from 1948 through 1950 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League for the Chicago Colleens (1948) and South Bend Blue Sox (1949–1950).
Bancroft was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971 by the Veterans' Committee. Bancroft is still considered to be among the top fielders in baseball history.