Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > Harry Danning Statistics and History

 

Photo of Harry Danning


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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Team: Giants 1933-1942

Final Game: September 25, 1942 (Age 31.019)
Died: November 29, 2004 in Valparaiso, IN
Cremated
Relatives: Brother of Ike Danning
    About biographical information


Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 19, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1106. Lou Bierbauer… #1107. Ellis Valentine… #1108. Jacque Jones… #1109. HARRY DANNING… #1110. Bengie Molina… #1111. Jay Johnstone… #1112. Ted Sizemore… 

Standard Batting

More Stats

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

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 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 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 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 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1933 NYG NL 21 C 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 4.40 0 0 0
1934 NYG NL 22 C 37 14 13 92 78 13 1 1 .989 2.46 .985 4.85 0 8 6 43% 44%
1935 NYG NL 23 C 44 29 29 179 153 22 4 6 .978 3.98 .976 4.78 1 8 10 56% 44%
1936 NYG NL 24 C 24 15 14 81 70 10 1 2 .988 3.33 .979 4.96 0 11 4 27% 46%
1937 NYG NL 25 C 86 70 67 396 332 57 7 7 .982 4.52 .980 5.25 3 20 24 55% 46% MVP-14
1938 NYG NL 26 C 114 110 108 507 449 50 8 7 .984 4.38 .979 4.85 7 28 16 36% 45% AS,MVP-16
1939 NYG NL 27 C 132 131 124 636 550 80 6 13 .991 4.77 .982 4.81 8 43 35 45% 46% AS,MVP-9
1940 NYG NL 28 C 131 130 121 740 634 91 15 13 .980 5.53 .978 5.00 7 7 33 37 53% 45% 1 AS,MVP-7
1941 NYG NL 29 C 116 109 107 611 530 77 4 8 .993 5.23 .983 5.04 3 4 32 33 51% 46% 0 AS,MVP-35
1941 NYG NL 29 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 10.20 AS,MVP-35
1942 NYG NL 30 C 116 106 102 525 459 55 11 7 .979 4.43 .979 4.95 3 5 31 24 44% 46% 0
10 Seasons C 801 714 685 3769 3257 455 57 64 .985 4.63 .980 4.95 32 16 214 189 47% 45% 1
1 Season 1B 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .990 10.20
10 Seasons TOT 802 714 685 3771 3259 455 57 64 .985 4.63 .980 4.96 32 16 214 189 47% 45% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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, 13%)
1938 NL (16, 4%)
1939 NL (9, 10%)
1940 NL (7, 19%)
1941 NL (35, 1%)
0.47 Career Shares (474th)

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)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1938 NL  114 (4th)
1939 NL  132 (1st)
1940 NL  131 (1st)
1941 NL  116 (4th)
1942 NL  116 (2nd)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1938 NL  449 (4th)
1939 NL  550 (1st)
1940 NL  634 (1st)
1941 NL  530 (1st)
1942 NL  459 (3rd)

Assists as C s c a p y
1938 NL  50 (5th)
1939 NL  80 (1st)
1940 NL  91 (1st)
1941 NL  77 (2nd)
1942 NL  55 (5th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1940 NL  15 (1st)
1942 NL  11 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1937 NL  7 (4th)
1938 NL  7 (5th)
1939 NL  13 (1st)
1940 NL  13 (1st)
1941 NL  8 (5th)
1942 NL  7 (5th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1938 NL  7 (3rd)
1939 NL  8 (3rd)
1940 NL  7 (1st)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1938 NL  28 (3rd)
1939 NL  43 (1st)
1940 NL  33 (4th)
1941 NL  32 (4th)
1942 NL  31 (3rd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1939 NL  35 (1st)
1940 NL  37 (1st)
1941 NL  33 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1937 NL  54.5 (4th)
1940 NL  52.9 (3rd)
Career  46.9 (56th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1939 NL  4.77 (3rd)
1940 NL  5.53 (1st)
1941 NL  5.23 (1st)
1942 NL  4.43 (5th)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1937 NL  .982 (4th)
1938 NL  .984 (4th)
1939 NL  .991 (4th)
1940 NL  .980 (5th)
1941 NL  .993 (3rd)

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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 14 (1250), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 24 (713), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 8 (1842), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Catcher (99th), 15.5 career WAR/15.8 7yr-peak WAR/15.6 JAWS
Average HOF C (out of 13) = 52.5 career WAR/33.8 7yr-peak WAR/43.1 JAWS

Transactions

The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1937 25 New York Giants $7,500 ? 1/20/38 TSN
1940 28 New York Giants $15,000 ? 2/13/41 TSN
Career to date (may be incomplete)$22,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Other Resources & Links

Error?     Compare     Search SABR's Baseball Index     Other Links@google.com     Baseball Library     Baseball-Almanac.com     Retrosheet     The Baseball Cube     WahooSam.com     WhatIfSports: Harry Danning    

Name and misspellings: Harry The hal Harry Horse Danning

Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
Default Setting for this feature: Turn On / Turn Off
Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

The play-by-play information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet.