David Charles "Dauntless Dave" Danforth (March 7, 1890 – September 19, 1970) was a professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher over parts of ten seasons (1911–1912, 1916–1919, 1922–1925) with the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Browns. For his career, he compiled a 71–66 record in 286 appearances, with a 3.89 earned run average and 484 strikeouts. Danforth played on two World Series championship teams, the 1911 Athletics and the 1917 White Sox. He appeared in one World Series game (in 1917), pitching one inning, giving up two runs and striking out two.
An alumnus of Baylor University, he was born in Granger, Texas and later died in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 80. He is buried in Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore.
By Dean Hanley
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