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Bancroft, David Jameslocked

(20 April 1892–09 October 1972)
  • David L. Porter


Bancroft, David James (20 April 1892–09 October 1972), baseball player, coach, and manager, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Frank Bancroft, a Milwaukee Railroad news vendor and truck farmer, and Ella Gearhart. From 1907 to 1909 Bancroft attended Sioux City Central High School, where he played baseball. After moving to Superior, Wisconsin, at age seventeen, he married Edna H. Gisin in 1910. They had no children....

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