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Harry Danning

Harry Danning (Harry The Horse)

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 6, 1911 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: Los Angeles HS (Los Angeles, CA)(All Transactions)
Debut: July 30, 1933 (Age 21.327, 6,365th in MLB history)   vs. BSN 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Team: Giants 1933-1942

Last Game: September 25, 1942 (Age 31.019)   vs. PHI 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: November 29, 2004 in Valparaiso, IN
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of Ike Danning
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1933 21 NYG NL 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 2 0 1 0 0 /2
1934 22 NYG NL 53 99 97 8 32 7 0 1 7 1 1 9 .330 .337 .433 .770 106 42 5 0 1 2
1935 23 NYG NL 65 163 152 16 37 11 1 2 20 0 9 16 .243 .286 .368 .654 75 56 4 0 2 2
1936 24 NYG NL 32 74 69 3 11 2 2 0 4 0 1 5 .159 .183 .246 .429 15 17 5 1 3 2
1937 25 NYG NL 93 312 292 30 84 12 4 8 51 0 18 20 .288 .331 .438 .770 106 128 8 1 1 2 MVP-14
1938 ★ 26 NYG NL 120 476 448 59 137 26 3 9 60 1 23 40 .306 .345 .438 .783 113 196 14 4 1 *2 AS,MVP-16
1939 ★ 27 NYG NL 135 563 520 79 163 28 5 16 74 4 35 42 .313 .359 .479 .838 122 249 12 2 6 *2 AS,MVP-9
1940 ★ 28 NYG NL 140 566 524 65 157 34 4 13 91 3 35 31 .300 .349 .454 .803 119 238 18 5 2 *2 AS,MVP-7
1941 ★ 29 NYG NL 130 492 459 58 112 22 4 7 56 1 30 25 .244 .292 .355 .647 80 163 12 1 3 *2/3 AS,MVP-35
1942 30 NYG NL 119 445 408 45 114 20 3 1 34 3 34 29 .279 .335 .350 .685 100 143 15 0 3 *2
10 Yrs 890 3193 2971 363 847 162 26 57 397 13 187 217 .285 .330 .415 .745 104 1232 94 14 22
162 Game Avg. 162 581 541 66 154 29 5 10 72 2 34 39 .285 .330 .415 .745 104 224 17 3 4

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1933 21 NYG NL 3 3 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /2
1934 22 NYG NL 53 99 1 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 3 4 0.5 .503 .501 0.4 0.1 4 2
1935 23 NYG NL 65 163 -5 0 0 1 1 -3 -0.3 5 2 0.2 .495 .498 0.1 0.2 1 2
1936 24 NYG NL 32 74 -8 0 0 1 1 -7 -0.7 2 -4 -0.4 .478 .496 -0.6 0.2 -5 2
1937 25 NYG NL 93 312 3 0 0 1 3 7 0.6 10 17 1.7 .507 .504 1.6 0.3 16 $7,500 2 MVP-14
1938 ★ 26 NYG NL 120 476 7 0 0 1 4 12 1.1 15 28 2.8 .511 .508 2.7 0.4 27 *2 AS,MVP-16
1939 ★ 27 NYG NL 135 563 15 -0 0 3 4 22 2.2 18 41 4.1 .517 .514 3.9 0.7 38 *2 AS,MVP-9
1940 ★ 28 NYG NL 140 566 13 -0 0 0 4 18 1.8 19 37 3.8 .513 .511 3.8 0.4 37 $15,000 *2 AS,MVP-7
1941 ★ 29 NYG NL 130 492 -12 0 0 2 4 -6 -0.7 17 11 1.0 .495 .496 0.8 0.6 9 *2/3 AS,MVP-35
1942 30 NYG NL 119 445 -0 -0 0 0 4 3 0.3 14 18 1.8 .503 .502 1.9 0.4 18 *2
10 Seasons 890 3193 13 1 0 9 26 48 4.5 105 153 15.5 .506 .505 14.8 3.3 144 $22,500

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
1933 21 NYG NL 3 3 0 0.0 91 .000 .000 .273 .333 .326 .000 .374 .333 .699 2 .000 -0.2 -0.0 .333 .500 .000
1934 22 NYG NL 99 71 14 5.3 103 .356 .330 .285 .337 .340 .433 .405 .770 .744 106 .548 0.7 0.1 .629 .124 .103 1.0
1935 23 NYG NL 163 121 16 3.5 103 .261 .243 .284 .286 .340 .368 .405 .654 .745 75 .375 -5.4 -0.5 .546 .184 .125 .0
1936 24 NYG NL 74 66 3 1.2 103 .172 .159 .286 .183 .345 .246 .400 .429 .745 15 .078 -8.7 -0.9 .302 .101 .087
1937 25 NYG NL 312 217 42 5.2 102 .288 .288 .281 .331 .343 .438 .399 .770 .742 106 .561 1.4 0.1 .681 .212 .151 .0
1938 26 NYG NL 476 326 67 5.5 100 .321 .306 .276 .345 .340 .438 .393 .783 .733 113 .602 7.1 0.7 .689 .185 .132 1.8
1939 27 NYG NL 563 375 89 6.3 104 .318 .313 .282 .359 .347 .479 .402 .838 .750 122 .646 14.7 1.4 .786 .240 .165 6.4
1940 28 NYG NL 566 387 82 5.7 99 .300 .300 .273 .349 .338 .454 .393 .803 .731 119 .620 13.0 1.3 .730 .227 .155 4.9
1941 29 NYG NL 492 362 47 3.5 96 .246 .244 .268 .292 .339 .355 .378 .647 .717 80 .420 -13.9 -1.4 .543 .179 .111 1.8
1942 30 NYG NL 445 312 48 4.2 88 .299 .279 .257 .335 .329 .350 .357 .685 .687 100 .539 -0.1 -0.0 .583 .162 .071 1.5
10 Yrs 3193 2240 408 4.9 99 .293 .285 .274 .330 .340 .415 .389 .745 .729 104 .553 8.7 0.8 .652 .197 .130 21.2
162 Game Avg. 581 408 74 4.9 99 .293 .285 .274 .330 .340 .415 .389 .745 .729 104 .553 2 0 .652 .197 .130 4

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1936 24 NYG NL WS NYY L 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
1937 25 NYG NL WS NYY L 3 12 12 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .333 .583 4 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (2 Series) 5 14 14 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .214 .214 .286 .500 4 0 0 0 0
2 WS 5 14 14 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .214 .214 .286 .500 4 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1938 NYG NL 26 DNP
1939 NYG NL 27 DNP
1940 NYG NL 28 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0
1941 NYG NL 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (2 GP) 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
1933 21 NYG NL 3 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 0.00 67%
1934 22 NYG NL 99 1.0% 9.1% 1.0% 8.1% 25% 9.00 10.8 97.0 13.9 1.11 88%
1935 23 NYG NL 163 1.2% 9.8% 5.5% 8.6% 38% 1.78 9.5 76.0 7.6 0.93 82%
1936 24 NYG NL 74 0.0% 6.8% 1.4% 5.4% 36% 5.00 13.8 17.3 1.50 86%
1937 25 NYG NL 312 2.6% 6.4% 5.8% 7.7% 29% 1.11 14.6 36.5 5.7 1.07 85%
1938 26 NYG NL 476 1.9% 8.4% 4.8% 8.0% 28% 1.74 11.2 49.8 7.5 0.92 84%
1939 27 NYG NL 563 2.8% 7.5% 6.2% 8.7% 30% 1.20 12.4 32.5 7.0 1.01 82%
1940 28 NYG NL 566 2.3% 5.5% 6.2% 9.0% 33% 0.89 16.9 40.3 5.8 1.11 85%
1941 29 NYG NL 492 1.4% 5.1% 6.1% 6.7% 30% 0.83 18.4 65.6 8.2 1.22 87%
1942 30 NYG NL 445 0.2% 6.5% 7.6% 5.4% 21% 0.85 14.1 408.0 12.0 1.06 85%
10 Yrs 3193 1.8% 6.8% 5.9% 7.7% 29% 1.16 13.7 52.1 7.5 1.05 84%
MLB Averages 1.4% 8.8% 8.6% 6.6% 27% 1.02 10.2 63.8 7.9 1.04 79%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
1933 21 NYG NL -0.2 -0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0
1934 22 NYG NL 0.7 0.1 64 0.1 1.8 -1.8 1.46 -0.2 0.2 -2.0 1.01 -2.2 2.33 16
1935 23 NYG NL -5.4 -0.5 127 -0.9 1.6 -2.6 1.09 -0.5 -0.4 -6.2 0.99 -7.0 1.79 19
1936 24 NYG NL -8.7 -0.9 29 -0.8 0.2 -0.9 1.10 -0.4 -0.3 -6.1 0.94 -4.7 1.97 5
1937 25 NYG NL 1.4 0.1 244 0.9 5.3 -4.4 1.16 -0.1 0.9 6.3 1.00 -0.6 2.37 11
1938 26 NYG NL 7.1 0.7 296 -0.5 4.2 -4.7 .86 -0.6 -0.0 0.0 0.92 -4.4 0.62 2
1939 27 NYG NL 14.7 1.4 352 3.0 7.8 -4.8 .92 1.9 1.4 18.6 0.93 19.2 2.05 1
1940 28 NYG NL 13.0 1.3 262 2.8 7.2 -4.4 1.15 1.1 1.4 17.4 1.03 13.5 0.68 4
1941 29 NYG NL -13.9 -1.4 161 0.4 3.2 -2.9 1.11 -0.2 0.5 3.5 0.99 -1.7 1.74 2
1942 30 NYG NL -0.1 -0.0 216 0.4 4.1 -3.8 1.05 -0.4 0.7 1.8 1.04 -2.9 1.40 2
10 Yrs 8.7 0.8 1751 5.3 35.5 -30.2 1.05 0.7 4.4 33.5 0.98 9.2 1.92 62

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
1934 22 NYG NL 1 0 22% 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 43% 2 1 1 2 2 0 3 1 2
1935 23 NYG NL 2 0 32% 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 50% 4 3 0 1 1 0 7 1 6
1936 24 NYG NL 0 0 23% 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33% 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
1937 25 NYG NL 3 0 23% 80 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 1 40% 20 14 5 3 2 1 7 1 6
1938 26 NYG NL 5 0 32% 133 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 49% 20 13 7 2 1 1 11 2 8
1939 27 NYG NL 8 0 34% 138 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 2 1 7 64% 21 10 10 3 1 2 12 1 11
1940 28 NYG NL 5 0 28% 97 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 50% 18 12 6 2 0 2 14 5 9
1941 29 NYG NL 1 0 38% 50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 50% 7 3 4 1 1 0 6 3 3
1942 30 NYG NL 7 0 30% 76 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 1 36% 10 10 0 3 3 0 12 3 9
10 Yrs 32 0 31% 621 13 6 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 1 6 6 3 14 49% 104 68 33 17 11 6 73 17 55

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
1934 22 NYG NL 64 20% 32 16 6 0 3 2.33 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 23 5 22% 6 1 17% 42 4 10% 4 1 25% 1 1 100% 35
1935 23 NYG NL 127 17% 37 19 1 0 1 1.79 2 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 2 29 4 14% 15 6 40% 98 13 13% 9 6 67% 2 2 100% 36
1936 24 NYG NL 29 45% 11 5 0 0 1 1.97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 5 71% 3 2 67% 20 1 5% 2 1 50% 1 1 100% 45
1937 25 NYG NL 243 28% 84 11 2 1 3 2.37 8 0 7 3 2 7 1 0 1 52 8 15% 24 13 54% 181 41 23% 28 17 61% 6 4 67% 69
1938 26 NYG NL 293 21% 137 2 1 0 0 0.62 9 0 5 5 0 8 1 0 1 50 14 28% 23 4 17% 159 26 16% 8 5 63% 13 5 38% 183
1939 27 NYG NL 347 13% 163 1 0 0 0 2.05 16 0 10 12 1 12 4 0 6 70 12 17% 29 9 31% 224 45 20% 24 11 46% 17 9 53% 216
1940 28 NYG NL 255 21% 157 4 0 0 0 0.68 13 0 13 6 0 9 4 0 2 62 18 29% 22 8 36% 200 37 19% 18 12 67% 8 4 50% 311
1941 29 NYG NL 161 7% 112 2 1 0 1 1.74 7 1 5 2 1 6 1 0 3 38 12 32% 16 9 56% 114 22 19% 6 5 83% 5 4 80% 331
1942 30 NYG NL 211 23% 114 2 0 0 0 1.40 1 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 3 46 15 33% 17 5 29% 151 26 17% 9 6 67% 6 3 50% 234
10 Yrs 1730 19% 847 62 11 1 9 1.92 57 1 52 29 4 43 14 0 22 377 94 25% 155 57 37% 1189 215 18% 108 64 59% 59 33 56% 1463
MLB Averages 47% 10% 36% 16% 54% 58%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1933 21 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 2 0 1 0 0
1934 22 56 102 99 8 32 7 0 1 7 1 2 9 .323 .337 .424 .761 104 42 6 0 1
1935 23 121 265 251 24 69 18 1 3 27 1 11 25 .275 .305 .390 .696 86 98 10 0 3
1936 24 153 339 320 27 80 20 3 3 31 1 12 30 .250 .279 .359 .639 71 115 15 1 6
1937 25 246 651 612 57 164 32 7 11 82 1 30 50 .268 .304 .397 .701 88 243 23 2 7
1938 26 366 1127 1060 116 301 58 10 20 142 2 53 90 .284 .322 .414 .736 98 439 37 6 8
1939 27 501 1690 1580 195 464 86 15 36 216 6 88 132 .294 .334 .435 .770 106 688 49 8 14
1940 28 641 2256 2104 260 621 120 19 49 307 9 123 163 .295 .338 .440 .778 110 926 67 13 16
1941 29 771 2748 2563 318 733 142 23 56 363 10 153 188 .286 .330 .425 .755 104 1089 79 14 19
1942 30 890 3193 2971 363 847 162 26 57 397 13 187 217 .285 .330 .415 .745 104 1232 94 14 22

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
1933 21 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 3
1934 22 56 103 101 8 32 7 0 1 7 1 1 10 .317 .324 .416 .739 14 53
1935 23 68 169 158 16 37 11 1 2 20 0 9 17 .234 .275 .354 .630 16 65
1936 24 33 78 73 3 12 2 2 0 4 0 1 5 .164 .187 .247 .433 3 32
1937 25 98 323 303 29 84 12 4 8 50 0 18 21 .277 .320 .422 .742 41 93
1938 26 127 498 469 59 140 27 3 9 60 1 24 42 .299 .338 .426 .764 67 120
1939 27 142 586 542 79 166 29 5 16 74 4 36 44 .306 .352 .467 .819 88 135
1940 28 147 590 547 65 161 35 4 13 91 3 36 33 .294 .344 .444 .788 82 140
1941 29 135 511 476 60 116 23 4 7 58 1 31 26 .244 .291 .353 .644 49 130
1942 30 126 479 438 52 127 22 3 1 39 3 38 31 .290 .347 .361 .707 55 119
10 Yrs 935 3340 3109 371 875 168 26 57 403 13 195 229 .281 .327 .407 .734 415 890
162 Game Avg. 162 579 539 64 152 29 5 10 70 2 34 40 .281 .327 .407 .734 72 890



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1958 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1960 BBWAA ( 0.4%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1937 NL (14, 12%)
1938 NL (16, 4%)
1939 NL (9, 10%)
1940 NL (7, 19%)
1941 NL (35, 1%)
0.46 Career Shares (483rd)

Batting Average s c a p y
1939 NL  .313 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1939 NL  249 (9th)

Doubles s c a p y
1940 NL  34 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1939 NL  16 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1940 NL  91 (9th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1939 NL  .646 (10th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1938 NL  4 (8th)
1940 NL  5 (8th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1940 NL  18 (3rd)
1942 NL  15 (9th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1939 NL  32.5 (9th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
1940 NL  17.43 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1939 NL  3.0 (6th)
1940 NL  2.8 (4th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1939 NL  1.9 (9th)

Youngest s c a p y
1933 NL  born 1911-09-06 (6th)


Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 14 (1263), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 24 (722), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1861), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (100th), 15.5 career WAR/15.8 7yr-peak WAR/15.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 14) = 52.7 career WAR/34.2 7yr-peak WAR/43.4 JAWS

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