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Full Name: John Allen Denny Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/185 First Game: September 12, 1974
Birthdate: November 8, 1952 Final Game: August 18, 1986
Birthplace: Prescott, Arizona MLB Experience: 13 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on November 8, 1952 in Prescott, Arizona, John Denny (John Allen Denny) played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds over the course of his 13 year career. Denny broke into the bigs on September 12, 1974 with the St. Louis Cardinals, and put up a 3.97 ERA in 136 innings pitched in 1975, his rookie year.

Most people believe that John Denny's best season was 1983, when he posted a 2.37 ERA, won 19 games and struck out 139 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1974 STL N 2 0 0 0 .00 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0
1975 STL N 25 24 10 7 3.97 72 73 60 3 2 0 136 149 5 51 6 8 3
1976 STL N 30 30 11 9 2.52 74 71 58 8 3 0 207 189 11 74 3 5 8
1977 STL N 26 26 8 8 4.51 60 85 75 3 1 0 149.2 165 9 62 0 6 5
1978 STL N 33 33 14 11 2.96 103 81 77 11 2 0 234 200 13 74 4 8 6
1979 STL N 31 31 8 11 4.85 99 116 111 5 2 0 206 206 24 100 7 6 3
1980 CLE A 16 16 8 6 4.39 59 54 53 4 1 0 108.2 116 4 47 2 4 5
1981 CLE A 19 19 10 6 3.15 94 62 51 6 3 0 145.2 139 9 66 3 10 3
1982 PHI N 4 4 0 2 4.03 19 12 10 0 0 0 22.1 18 1 10 1 0 0
1982 CLE A 21 21 6 11 5.01 94 80 77 5 0 0 138.1 126 11 73 2 5 6
1982 Total 25 25 6 13 4.87 113 92 87 5 0 0 160.2 144 12 83 3 5 6
1983 PHI N 36 36 19 6 2.37 139 77 64 7 1 0 242.2 229 9 53 5 6 4
1984 PHI N 22 22 7 7 2.45 94 53 42 2 0 0 154.1 122 11 29 2 0 4
1985 PHI N 33 33 11 14 3.82 123 112 98 6 2 0 230.2 252 15 83 5 8 3
1986 CIN N 27 27 11 10 4.20 115 89 80 2 1 0 171.1 179 15 56 9 2 4
Total NL 269 266 99 85 3.46 899 771 675 47 14 0 1756 1712 113 592 42 49 40
Total AL 56 56 24 23 4.15 247 196 181 15 4 0 392.2 381 24 186 7 19 14
Total 325 322 123 108 3.59 1146 967 856 62 18 0 2148.2 2093 137 778 49 68 54

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1974 STL N P 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1975 STL N P 25 24 136 11 30 4 2 0 2 6 8 6 .911
1976 STL N P 30 30 207 24 34 4 3 0 2 8 9 1 .935
1977 STL N P 26 26 149.2 9 37 3 3 0 1 7 4 4 .939
1978 STL N P 33 33 234 17 73 4 8 0 1 15 12 4 .957
1979 STL N P 31 31 206 16 36 2 4 0 1 8 6 1 .963
1980 CLE A P 16 16 108.2 8 18 1 2 0 0 8 6 0 .963
1981 CLE A P 19 19 145.2 14 40 3 7 0 0 7 5 1 .947
1982 PHI N P 4 4 22.1 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000
1982 CLE A P 21 21 138.1 12 19 0 2 0 1 11 4 1 1.000
1982 Total P 25 25 160.2 13 26 0 3 0 1 11 4 2 1.000
1983 PHI N P 36 36 242.2 16 42 8 6 0 0 12 19 0 .879
1984 PHI N P 22 22 154.1 20 36 1 2 0 1 11 5 0 .982
1985 PHI N P 33 33 230.2 15 39 0 4 0 3 25 7 0 1.000
1986 CIN N P 27 27 171.1 16 40 2 2 0 1 12 9 2 .966
Total P 325 322 2148.2 179 451 32 46 0 13 130 94 21 .952

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1974 STL N 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 STL N 26 44 4 10 0 3 .227 .227 .227 0 0 0 17 0 6 0 0 0
1976 STL N 30 67 3 15 0 4 .224 .235 .254 2 0 1 27 0 7 1 0 0
1977 STL N 26 51 4 5 0 2 .098 .132 .098 0 0 1 15 1 5 1 0 1
1978 STL N 33 73 10 13 0 3 .178 .218 .247 3 1 4 21 0 7 0 0 0
1979 STL N 31 70 5 9 0 3 .129 .139 .186 2 1 1 21 0 8 1 0 0
1980 CLE A 16 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 CLE A 19 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 PHI N 4 6 0 1 0 0 .167 .375 .167 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
1982 CLE A 21 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 Total 25 6 0 1 0 0 .167 .375 .167 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
1983 PHI N 36 77 7 13 0 2 .169 .190 .182 1 0 2 16 0 17 2 0 2
1984 PHI N 22 47 3 9 0 4 .191 .204 .191 0 0 1 11 0 5 0 0 0
1985 PHI N 33 81 2 10 0 4 .123 .165 .136 1 0 4 19 0 3 2 0 0
1986 CIN N 27 54 6 12 0 4 .222 .263 .222 0 0 3 15 0 5 2 0 1
Total NL 270 570 44 97 0 29 .170 .197 .193 9 2 19 164 1 63 9 0 4
Total AL 56 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 326 570 44 97 0 29 .170 .197 .193 9 2 19 164 1 63 9 0 4

Transactions

  • Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in the 29th round of the free-agent draft (June 4, 1970 - signed June 19, 1970).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals with Jerry Mumphrey to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Bobby Bonds (December 7, 1979).
  • Granted free agency (November 13, 1981).
  • Signed by Cleveland Indians (February 13, 1982).
  • Traded by Cleveland Indians to Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Wil Culmer, Jerry Reed and Roy Smith (September 12, 1982).
  • Traded by Philadelphia Phillies with Jeff Gray to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Gary Redus and Tom Hume (December 11, 1985).
  • Granted free agency (November 12, 1986).

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