Harry Danning Stats

Harry Danning was born on Wednesday, September 6, 1911, in Los Angeles, California. Danning was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 30, 1933, with the New York Giants. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Harry Danning baseball stats page.

"The main thing was just getting picked. That was the biggest thing to go to the All-Star game... I remember everything from that at-bat (1940 All-Star Game). The catcher I knew from playing Cleveland every spring, and he said to me, 'Ha, ha, we're going to get you out, we're going to get you.' I knew (Bob Feller) was going to throw me a curve, and I singled to right-center. Everybody tried to win, and it was great." - Harry Danning in The Times (Jim Hunsley, 07/13/2003)
Harry Danning

Harry 'The Horse' Danning Autograph on a 1941 Play Ball Reprint (#7)
Harry 'The Horse' Danning Autograph on a 1941 Play Ball Reprint (#7)

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Birth Name:
Harry Danning
Nickname:
Harry The Horse
Born On:
09-06-1911  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-29-2004 ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Valparaiso, Indiana
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Los Angeles High School (Los Angeles, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
190
First Game:
07-30-1933 (Age 21)
Last Game:
09-25-1942
Draft:
Not Applicable
Harry Danning

Harry Danning Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Harry Danning

Harry Danning Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1933 22 Giants 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 - 0 1 .000 .333 .000
1934 23 Giants 53 97 8 32 7 0 1 0 7 1 - 9 1 - 0 5 .330 .337 .433
1935 24 Giants 65 152 16 37 11 1 2 0 20 9 - 16 2 - 0 4 .243 .286 .368
1936 25 Giants 32 69 3 11 2 2 0 0 4 1 - 5 3 - 1 5 .159 .183 .246
1937 26 Giants 93 292 30 84 12 4 8 0 51 18 - 20 1 - 1 8 .288 .331 .438
1938 27 Giants 120 448 59 137 26 3 9 1 60 23 - 40 1 - 4 14 .306 .345 .438
1939 28 Giants 135 520 79 163 28 5 16 0 74 35 - 42 6 - 2 12 .313 .359 .479
1940 29 Giants 140 524 65 157 34 4 13 0 91 35 - 31 2 - 5 18 .300 .349 .454
1941 30 Giants 130 459 58 112 22 4 7 1 56 30 - 25 3 - 1 12 .244 .292 .355
1942 31 Giants 119 408 45 114 20 3 1 0 34 34 - 29 3 - 0 15 .279 .335 .350
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
10 Years 890 2,971 363 847 162 26 57 2 397 187 - 217 22 - 14 94 .285 .330 .415
Harry Danning

Harry Danning Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1933 Giants C 1 0 - 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0.00
1934 Giants C 37 14 359 92 2.5 91 78 13 1 1 0 3 0 .989 6.84
1935 Giants C 44 29 779 179 4.1 175 153 22 4 6 1 5 0 .978 6.07
1936 Giants C 24 15 366 81 3.4 80 70 10 1 2 0 10 0 .988 5.90
1937 Giants C 86 70 1,836 396 4.6 389 332 57 7 7 3 17 0 .982 5.72
1938 Giants C 114 110 2,874 507 4.4 499 449 50 8 7 7 28 0 .984 4.69
1939 Giants C 132 13 372 636 4.8 630 550 80 6 13 8 13 0 .991 45.73
1940 Giants C 131 13 363 740 5.6 725 634 91 15 13 7 13 0 .980 53.93
1941 Giants 1B 1 0 - 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
1941 Giants C 116 109 285 611 5.3 607 530 77 4 8 3 3 31 .993 57.51
1942 Giants C 116 106 2,722 525 4.5 514 459 55 11 7 3 29 0 .979 5.10
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
C Totals 801 479 9,956 3,769 4.7 3,712 3,257 455 57 64 32 121 32 .985 10.07
1B Totals 1 0 0 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.00
10 Years 802 479 9,956 3,771 4.7 3,714 3,259 455 57 64 32 121 32 .985 10.07
Harry Danning

Harry Danning Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1933 Giants 0 - - 2 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1934 Giants 1 - - 16 0 n/a 97.0 10.8 13.9 - - -
1935 Giants 0 - - 22 0 n/a 76.0 9.5 7.6 - - -
1936 Giants 0 - - 8 0 n/a 0.0 13.8 17.3 - - -
1937 Giants 0 - - 11 0 n/a 36.5 14.6 5.7 - - -
1938 Giants 1 - - 6 0 n/a 49.8 11.2 7.5 - - -
1939 Giants 4 - - 3 0 n/a 32.5 12.4 7.0 - - -
1940 Giants 3 - - 9 0 n/a 40.3 16.9 5.8 - - -
1941 Giants 1 - - 13 0 n/a 65.6 18.4 8.2 - - -
1942 Giants 3 - - 3 0 n/a 408.0 14.1 12.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
10 Years 13 - - 93 0 n/a 52.1 13.7 7.5 - - -
Harry Danning

Harry Danning Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1933 New York Giants 28 Undetermined - -
1934 New York Giants 10 Undetermined - -
1935 New York Giants 10 Undetermined - -
1936 New York Giants 9 Undetermined - Stats
1937 New York Giants 9 $7,500.00 - Stats
1938 New York Giants 9 Undetermined Stats -
1939 New York Giants 8 Undetermined Stats -
1940 New York Giants 8 $15,000.00 Stats -
1941 New York Giants 3 Undetermined Stats -
1942 New York Giants 8 Undetermined - -


What did Danning think of the Major Leagues after his career? In Baseball Digest, 'What Some Old-Timers Think of the Major Leagues Today' (November 1995, Rick Van Blair, Page 51) he said, "Back in the 1930s we played a much better game and a smarter game. Bill Terry was my manager and Bill let us play with little interference, and we improved as players and as a team. Today they don't give their players the opportunity to play their own game. Now managers call all the pitches and pitchouts. They should just let the players play and develop, but they don't and it's stupid. In the old days, the catcher ran the game. Now when they go out to the mound, the first guy there to talk to the pitcher is the pitching coach, not the catcher. I've always said this about today's game: They try to take a kid's game and make an exact science out of it. It's a game! It should be played as a game!"

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Last-Modified: April 21, 2018 6:20 AM EST

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