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Denny Lyons

Dennis Patrick Aloysius Lyons

Position: Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 12, 1866 in Cincinnati, OH(All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 1885 (Age 19.190)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1886 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Pirates/Browns/Giants/Grays 1885-1897

Final Game: July 23, 1897 (Age 31.133)
Died: January 2, 1929 in Covington, KY
Buried: St. Joseph New Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
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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
1885 19 PRO NL 4 16 16 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .125 .125 .188 .313 2 3 /5
1886 20 PHA AA 32 135 123 22 26 3 1 0 11 7 8 .211 .281 .252 .534 69 31 4 5
1887 21 PHA AA 137 623 570 128 209 43 14 6 102 73 47 16 .367 .421 .523 .943 162 298 6 *5
1888 22 PHA AA 111 504 456 93 135 22 5 6 83 39 41 43 .296 .363 .406 .769 148 185 7 *5
1889 23 PHA AA 131 596 510 135 168 36 4 9 82 10 79 44 .329 .426 .469 .895 159 239 7 *5/3
1890 24 PHA AA 88 406 339 79 120 29 5 7 73 21 57 .354 .461 .531 .992 193 180 10 *5
1891 25 STL AA 120 557 451 124 142 24 3 11 84 9 88 58 .315 .445 .455 .900 150 205 18 *5
1892 26 NYG NL 108 451 389 71 100 16 7 8 51 11 59 37 .257 .359 .396 .755 129 154 3 *5
1893 27 PIT NL 131 596 490 103 150 19 16 3 105 19 97 29 .306 .430 .429 .858 131 210 9 *5
1894 28 PIT NL 72 315 257 52 82 14 4 4 51 14 43 13 .319 .424 .451 .876 113 116 4 11 5
1895 29 STL NL 34 151 132 24 39 6 0 2 25 3 15 7 .295 .380 .386 .766 99 51 3 1 5
1896 30 PIT NL 118 519 436 77 134 25 6 4 71 13 67 25 .307 .406 .420 .825 121 183 5 11 *5
1897 31 PIT NL 37 160 131 22 27 6 4 2 17 5 22 5 .206 .346 .359 .705 89 47 6 1 3/5
13 Yrs 1123 5029 4300 933 1334 244 69 62 756 224 623 280 .310 .407 .442 .850 140 1902 82 24
162 Game Avg. 162 725 620 135 192 35 10 9 109 90 .310 .407 .442 .850 140 274
PHA (5 yrs) 499 2264 1998 457 658 133 29 28 351 150 232 103 .329 .408 .467 .875 158 933 34
PIT (4 yrs) 358 1590 1314 254 393 64 30 13 244 51 229 72 .299 .412 .423 .835 120 556 24 23
STL (2 yrs) 154 708 583 148 181 30 3 13 109 12 103 65 .310 .431 .439 .871 138 256 21 1
PRO (1 yr) 4 16 16 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .125 .125 .188 .313 2 3
NYG (1 yr) 108 451 389 71 100 16 7 8 51 11 59 37 .257 .359 .396 .755 129 154 3
NL (7 yrs) 504 2208 1851 352 534 87 37 23 321 65 303 119 .288 .397 .413 .810 119 764 30 24
AA (6 yrs) 619 2821 2449 581 800 157 32 39 435 159 320 161 .327 .415 .465 .880 157 1138 52

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
1885 19 PRO NL 4 16 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .460 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /5
1886 20 PHA AA 32 135 -4 0 0 -3 1 -6 -0.5 3 -3 -0.2 .484 .497 0.0 -0.2 -0 5
1887 21 PHA AA 137 623 52 2 0 -11 4 48 3.7 13 61 5.1 .526 .522 5.8 -0.4 72 *5
1888 22 PHA AA 111 504 26 0 0 -2 4 28 2.5 10 38 3.6 .523 .516 3.7 0.2 40 *5
1889 23 PHA AA 131 596 47 -3 0 3 4 52 4.2 12 64 5.5 .532 .526 5.1 0.6 61 *5/3
1890 24 PHA AA 88 406 44 -2 0 0 3 45 3.7 9 54 4.7 .543 .523 4.7 0.2 54 *5
1891 25 STL AA 120 557 36 -2 0 0 4 38 3.2 13 50 4.5 .526 .519 4.4 0.4 51 *5
1892 26 NYG NL 108 451 15 -1 0 -5 4 12 1.0 15 27 2.6 .510 .507 3.1 -0.2 32 *5
1893 27 PIT NL 131 596 32 -2 0 6 4 40 3.0 20 60 5.0 .523 .519 4.6 0.8 54 *5
1894 28 PIT NL 72 315 10 -1 0 -1 2 10 0.7 11 21 1.7 .510 .504 1.8 0.1 22 5
1895 29 STL NL 34 151 1 -0 0 -6 1 -5 -0.4 5 1 0.2 .490 .498 0.6 -0.4 7 5
1896 30 PIT NL 118 519 19 -2 0 -8 4 13 1.0 18 31 2.8 .509 .506 3.5 -0.3 39 $2,400 *5
1897 31 PIT NL 37 160 -1 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 5 3 0.3 .495 .499 0.4 -0.1 4 3/5
13 Seasons 1123 5029 275 -12 0 -28 35 269 21.7 136 405 35.5 .519 .515 37.7 0.8 433 $2,400
PHA (5 yrs) 499 2264 166 -3 0 -13 16 166 13.6 48 214 18.5 .527 .520 19.4 0.5 227
PIT (4 yrs) 358 1590 60 -6 0 -4 10 60 4.5 54 114 9.8 .513 .510 10.3 0.5 118 $2,400
STL (2 yrs) 154 708 37 -2 0 -6 5 33 2.8 18 51 4.6 .518 .515 5.0 0.0 57
PRO (1 yr) 4 16 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .460 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
NYG (1 yr) 108 451 15 -1 0 -5 4 12 1.0 15 27 2.6 .510 .507 3.1 -0.2 32

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
1885 19 PRO NL 16 14 0 0.0 66 .154 .125 .242 .125 .285 .188 .324 .313 .610 2 .000 -1.7 -0.2 .063
1886 20 PHA AA 135 97 8 2.2 73 .211 .211 .245 .281 .308 .252 .326 .534 .634 69 .295 -4.2 -0.5 .515 .163 .041 .0
1887 21 PHA AA 623 361 124 8.9 96 .370 .367 .279 .421 .343 .523 .376 .943 .719 162 .783 47.9 4.6 1.175 .367 .156 11.1
1888 22 PHA AA 504 321 66 5.5 69 .317 .296 .242 .363 .300 .406 .320 .769 .620 148 .722 25.6 2.9 .847 .285 .110 10.4
1889 23 PHA AA 596 342 100 7.6 89 .348 .329 .263 .426 .334 .469 .357 .895 .691 159 .754 44.0 4.4 .980 .314 .139 9.5
1890 24 PHA AA 406 219 80 9.5 86 .340 .354 .259 .461 .337 .531 .341 .992 .678 193 .842 43.5 4.5 1.224 .407 .177 10.5
1891 25 STL AA 557 309 87 7.3 97 .343 .315 .270 .445 .355 .455 .365 .900 .720 150 .750 37.2 3.8 1.036 .355 .140 9.9
1892 26 NYG NL 451 289 55 5.0 81 .267 .257 .251 .359 .324 .396 .336 .755 .659 129 .639 15.1 1.6 .785 .319 .139 9.3
1893 27 PIT NL 596 340 88 6.9 103 .321 .306 .282 .430 .360 .429 .384 .858 .744 131 .648 27.3 2.6 .985 .359 .122 5.2
1894 28 PIT NL 315 186 48 6.8 125 .325 .319 .313 .424 .384 .451 .441 .876 .825 113 .551 7.8 0.7 1.011 .354 .132 6.2
1895 29 STL NL 151 94 19 5.3 111 .301 .295 .301 .380 .367 .386 .407 .766 .774 99 .507 0.4 0.0 .774 .227 .091 2.4
1896 30 PIT NL 519 313 73 6.1 104 .319 .307 .292 .406 .357 .420 .390 .825 .747 121 .602 17.5 1.6 .887 .296 .112 6.1
1897 31 PIT NL 160 105 15 3.7 104 .202 .206 .293 .346 .357 .359 .390 .705 .746 89 .385 -1.4 -0.1 .769 .359 .153 2.9
13 Yrs 5029 2990 763 6.7 94 .321 .310 .272 .407 .343 .442 .366 .850 .709 140 .690 259.0 26.1 .954 .329 .132 97.1
162 Game Avg. 725 431 110 6.7 94 .321 .310 .272 .407 .343 .442 .366 .850 .709 140 .690 37 4 .954 .329 .132 14
PHA (5 yrs) 2264 1340 378 7.4 85 .337 .329 .261 .408 .328 .467 .349 .875 .677 158 .761 156.8 16.1 1.007 .329 .138 47.2
PIT (4 yrs) 1590 944 224 6.2 108 .309 .299 .293 .412 .363 .423 .398 .835 .761 120 .590 51.2 4.7 .934 .337 .124 20.7
STL (2 yrs) 708 403 106 6.8 100 .333 .310 .277 .431 .358 .439 .374 .871 .732 138 .703 37.7 3.8 .975 .326 .129 12.5
PRO (1 yr) 16 14 0 0.0 66 .154 .125 .242 .125 .285 .188 .324 .313 .610 2 -1.7 -0.2 .063
NYG (1 yr) 451 289 55 5.0 81 .267 .257 .251 .359 .324 .396 .336 .755 .659 129 .639 15.1 1.6 .785 .319 .139 9.3
NL (7 yrs) 2208 1341 298 5.8 102 .299 .288 .284 .397 .355 .413 .385 .810 .740 119 .588 65.0 6.2 .880 .323 .124 34.0
AA (6 yrs) 2821 1649 465 7.4 88 .338 .327 .263 .415 .333 .465 .352 .880 .685 157 .759 194.0 19.9 1.012 .334 .138 62.6

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
1885 19 PRO NL 16 0.0% 18.8% 0.0% 6.3% 50% 5.3 16.0 81%
1886 20 PHA AA 135 0.0% 5.9% 3.0% 15% 11.2 91%
1887 21 PHA AA 623 1.0% 2.6% 7.5% 10.1% 30% 0.34 35.6 95.0 5.6 88%
1888 22 PHA AA 504 1.2% 8.5% 8.1% 6.6% 24% 1.05 10.6 76.0 5.5 81%
1889 23 PHA AA 596 1.5% 7.4% 13.3% 8.2% 29% 0.56 11.6 56.7 6.2 77%
1890 24 PHA AA 406 1.7% 14.0% 10.1% 34% 48.4 4.6 82%
1891 25 STL AA 557 2.0% 10.4% 15.8% 6.8% 27% 0.66 7.8 41.0 5.4 69%
1892 26 NYG NL 451 1.8% 8.2% 13.1% 6.9% 31% 0.63 10.5 48.6 7.6 76%
1893 27 PIT NL 596 0.5% 4.9% 16.3% 6.4% 25% 0.30 16.9 163.3 4.7 77%
1894 28 PIT NL 315 1.3% 4.1% 13.7% 7.0% 27% 0.30 19.8 64.3 5.0 76%
1895 29 STL NL 151 1.3% 4.6% 9.9% 5.3% 21% 0.47 18.9 66.0 5.3 81%
1896 30 PIT NL 519 0.8% 4.8% 12.9% 6.7% 26% 0.37 17.4 109.0 6.1 78%
1897 31 PIT NL 160 1.3% 3.1% 13.8% 7.5% 44% 0.23 26.2 65.5 7.7 78%
13 Yrs 5029 1.2% 5.6% 12.4% 7.5% 28% 0.45 13.7 69.4 5.7 79%
MLB Averages 0.7% 6.8% 8.0% 5.6% 23% 0.84 13.4 135.6 7.6 83%

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
1885 19 4 16 16 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 .125 .125 .188 .313 2 3
1886 20 36 151 139 25 28 4 1 0 12 7 8 3 .201 .265 .245 .510 62 34 4
1887 21 173 774 709 153 237 47 15 6 114 80 55 19 .334 .390 .468 .858 144 332 10
1888 22 284 1278 1165 246 372 69 20 12 197 119 96 62 .319 .379 .444 .823 146 517 17
1889 23 415 1874 1675 381 540 105 24 21 279 129 175 106 .322 .394 .451 .846 150 756 24
1890 24 503 2280 2014 460 660 134 29 28 352 150 232 106 .328 .406 .465 .871 157 936 34
1891 25 623 2837 2465 584 802 158 32 39 436 159 320 164 .325 .414 .463 .877 156 1141 52
1892 26 731 3288 2854 655 902 174 39 47 487 170 379 201 .316 .406 .454 .860 152 1295 55
1893 27 862 3884 3344 758 1052 193 55 50 592 189 476 230 .315 .410 .450 .860 149 1505 64
1894 28 934 4199 3601 810 1134 207 59 54 643 203 519 243 .315 .411 .450 .861 146 1621 68 11
1895 29 968 4350 3733 834 1173 213 59 56 668 206 534 250 .314 .410 .448 .858 144 1672 71 12
1896 30 1086 4869 4169 911 1307 238 65 60 739 219 601 275 .314 .409 .445 .854 141 1855 76 23
1897 31 1123 5029 4300 933 1334 244 69 62 756 224 623 280 .310 .407 .442 .850 140 1902 82 24

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 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
1885 19 6 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 4
1886 20 37 151 139 19 26 3 1 0 10 7 8 0 .187 .252 .223 .475 7 32
1887 21 161 666 617 102 193 40 13 6 81 67 43 19 .313 .363 .449 .812 99 137
1888 22 131 580 527 96 147 24 5 7 85 42 45 51 .279 .345 .383 .728 67 111
1889 23 152 644 560 118 164 35 4 9 72 10 77 51 .293 .385 .418 .803 88 131
1890 24 119 514 436 85 140 34 6 8 78 24 66 0 .321 .424 .482 .906 86 88
1891 25 157 666 554 115 150 25 3 12 78 10 93 76 .271 .393 .392 .785 81 120
1892 26 114 461 401 66 97 16 7 8 47 11 57 39 .242 .341 .377 .717 50 108
1893 27 162 671 567 88 147 19 16 3 90 19 95 36 .259 .374 .365 .739 75 131
1894 28 88 344 288 38 73 12 4 4 38 12 38 16 .253 .348 .365 .713 36 72
1895 29 41 170 151 20 38 6 0 2 21 3 15 9 .252 .331 .331 .662 16 34
1896 30 145 599 510 72 139 26 6 4 67 13 70 31 .273 .366 .371 .736 69 118
1897 31 44 183 153 21 28 6 4 2 16 5 23 6 .183 .313 .314 .627 14 37
13 Yrs 1357 5672 4926 840 1342 246 69 65 683 223 630 338 .272 .365 .390 .755 688 1123
162 Game Avg. 162 677 588 100 160 29 8 8 82 75 .272 .365 .390 .755 82 1123

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1887 AA  5.0 (10th)
1889 AA  5.4 (8th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
1887 AA  5.0 (4th)
1888 AA  3.6 (8th)
1889 AA  5.4 (2nd)
1890 AA  4.7 (5th)
1891 AA  4.5 (4th)
1893 NL  5.0 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
1887 AA  5.7 (4th)
1888 AA  3.7 (7th)
1889 AA  5.0 (2nd)
1890 AA  4.7 (2nd)
1891 AA  4.4 (3rd)
1893 NL  4.5 (9th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1887 AA  .367 (4th)
1888 AA  .296 (7th)
1889 AA  .329 (3rd)
1890 AA  .354 (2nd)
1891 AA  .315 (6th)
Career  .310 (108th)

On-Base% s c a p y
1887 AA  .421 (5th)
1888 AA  .363 (6th)
1889 AA  .426 (3rd)
1890 AA  .461 (1st)
1891 AA  .445 (2nd)
1893 NL  .430 (6th)
Career  .407 (40th)

Slugging % s c a p y
1887 AA  .523 (4th)
1888 AA  .406 (8th)
1889 AA  .469 (5th)
1890 AA  .531 (1st)
1891 AA  .455 (6th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
1887 AA  .943 (4th)
1888 AA  .769 (7th)
1889 AA  .895 (4th)
1890 AA  .992 (1st)
1891 AA  .900 (3rd)
Career  .850 (174th)

Games Played s c a p y
1887 AA  137 (4th)
1893 NL  131 (10th)

At Bats s c a p y
1887 AA  570 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1887 AA  623 (6th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
1889 AA  135 (8th)
1891 AA  124 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
1887 AA  209 (3rd)
1889 AA  168 (10th)

Total Bases s c a p y
1887 AA  298 (3rd)
1889 AA  239 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1887 AA  43 (2nd)
1888 AA  22 (9th)
1889 AA  36 (3rd)
1890 AA  29 (2nd)
1891 AA  24 (8th)

Triples s c a p y
1887 AA  14 (10th)
1893 NL  16 (9th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1887 AA  6 (8th)
1888 AA  6 (4th)
1889 AA  9 (5th)
1890 AA  7 (3rd)
1891 AA  11 (2nd)
1892 NL  8 (6th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1887 AA  102 (7th)
1888 AA  83 (6th)
1890 AA  73 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1889 AA  79 (8th)
1891 AA  88 (6th)
1893 NL  97 (6th)
1896 NL  67 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1891 AA  58 (7th)

Singles s c a p y
1887 AA  146 (5th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
1887 AA  162 (5th)
1888 AA  148 (8th)
1889 AA  159 (3rd)
1890 AA  193 (1st)
1891 AA  150 (3rd)
1893 NL  131 (10th)
Career  140 (78th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1887 AA  124 (3rd)
1888 AA  66 (9th)
1889 AA  100 (5th)
1890 AA  80 (7th)
1891 AA  87 (6th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
1887 AA  48 (4th)
1888 AA  26 (8th)
1889 AA  44 (3rd)
1890 AA  44 (3rd)
1891 AA  37 (2nd)
1893 NL  27 (9th)
Career  259 (173rd)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
1887 AA  4.7 (4th)
1888 AA  2.9 (8th)
1889 AA  4.4 (3rd)
1890 AA  4.5 (3rd)
1891 AA  3.8 (2nd)
1893 NL  2.6 (9th)
Career  26.1 (162nd)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1887 AA  63 (2nd)
1889 AA  49 (4th)
1890 AA  41 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1887 AA  262 (3rd)
1889 AA  254 (7th)
1891 AA  248 (6th)
1893 NL  256 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1887 AA  .783 (4th)
1888 AA  .722 (7th)
1889 AA  .754 (4th)
1890 AA  .842 (1st)
1891 AA  .750 (2nd)
Career  .690 (89th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1890 AA  10 (10th)
1891 AA  18 (4th)
Career  82 (152nd)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
1887 AA  11.1 (9th)
1888 AA  10.4 (7th)
1890 AA  10.5 (5th)

AB per SO s c a p y
1887 AA  35.6 (5th)

AB per HR s c a p y
1888 AA  76.0 (4th)
1889 AA  56.7 (5th)
1890 AA  48.4 (3rd)
1891 AA  41.0 (3rd)
1892 NL  48.6 (3rd)

Youngest s c a p y
1885 NL  born 1866-03-12 (6th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 106 (207), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 48 (409), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 36 (214), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (44th), 35.5 career WAR/31.0 7yr-peak WAR/33.2 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

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