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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)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Pirates/Browns/Giants/Grays 1885-1897

Final Game: July 23, 1897 (Age 31)
Died: January 2, 1929 in Covington, KY
Buried: St. Joseph New Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 17, 2014 6:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #446. Yadier Molina… #447. Jimmy Dykes… #448. George Burns… #449. DENNY LYONS… #450. Kip Selbach… #451. Ron Gant… #452. Freddie Lindstrom… 

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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

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1885 PRO NL 19 3B 4 17 6 8 3 0 .824 3.50 .866 3.25
1886 PHA AA 20 3B 32 109 35 53 21 1 .807 2.75 .849 3.18
1887 PHA AA 21 3B 137 543 255 215 73 29 .866 3.43 .850 3.34
1888 PHA AA 22 3B 111 401 159 193 49 11 .878 3.17 .867 3.46
1889 PHA AA 23 3B 130 573 202 291 80 29 .860 3.79 .857 3.56
1889 PHA AA 23 1B 1 8 7 0 1 0 .875 7.00 .972 10.10
1890 PHA AA 24 3B 88 385 147 203 35 15 .909 3.98 .864 3.68
1891 STL AA 25 3B 120 456 151 246 59 16 .871 3.31 .872 3.63
1892 NYG NL 26 3B 108 411 152 206 53 13 .871 3.31 .879 3.58
1893 PIT NL 27 3B 131 563 214 303 46 23 .918 3.95 .893 3.79
1894 PIT NL 28 3B 72 310 121 157 32 11 .897 3.86 .878 3.48
1895 STL NL 29 3B 34 126 62 50 14 2 .889 3.29 .872 3.46
1896 PIT NL 30 3B 116 410 165 201 44 15 .893 3.16 .892 3.46
1897 PIT NL 31 1B 35 358 339 15 4 14 .989 10.11 .980 10.23
1897 PIT NL 31 3B 2 10 6 4 0 0 1.000 5.00 .892 3.35
13 Seasons 3B 1085 4314 1675 2130 509 165 .882 3.51 .871 3.54
2 Seasons 1B 36 366 346 15 5 14 .986 10.03 .980 10.23
13 Seasons TOT 1121 4680 2021 2145 514 179 .890 3.72 .880 3.75
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.
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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
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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 (111th)

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 (41st)

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 (176th)

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 (92nd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1890 AA  10 (10th)
1891 AA  18 (4th)
Career  82 (149th)

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)

Errors Committeds c a p y
Career  514 (76th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1887 AA  137 (1st)
1889 AA  130 (3rd)
1890 AA  88 (5th)
1891 AA  120 (2nd)
1892 NL  108 (5th)
1893 NL  131 (2nd)
1896 NL  116 (5th)
Career  1,085 (87th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1887 AA  255 (1st)
1888 AA  159 (4th)
1889 AA  202 (3rd)
1890 AA  147 (5th)
1891 AA  151 (3rd)
1892 NL  152 (5th)
1893 NL  214 (1st)
1896 NL  165 (3rd)
Career  1,675 (27th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1889 AA  291 (2nd)
1890 AA  203 (5th)
1891 AA  246 (2nd)
1892 NL  206 (5th)
1893 NL  303 (3rd)
Career  2,130 (81st)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1887 AA  73 (2nd)
1888 AA  49 (5th)
1889 AA  80 (2nd)
1891 AA  59 (2nd)
1892 NL  53 (5th)
1896 NL  44 (3rd)
Career  509 (7th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1887 AA  29 (1st)
1889 AA  29 (1st)
1890 AA  15 (4th)
1891 AA  16 (4th)
1893 NL  23 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1887 AA  3.43 (3rd)
1888 AA  3.17 (4th)
1889 AA  3.79 (3rd)
1890 AA  3.98 (2nd)
1893 NL  3.95 (3rd)
1894 NL  3.86 (2nd)
Career  3.51 (12th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1887 AA  .866 (3rd)
1888 AA  .878 (4th)
1889 AA  .860 (5th)
1890 AA  .909 (1st)
1891 AA  .871 (4th)
1892 NL  .871 (5th)
1893 NL  .918 (3rd)
1896 NL  .893 (5th)

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

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (540), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 106 (207), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 48 (407), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 36 (213), 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

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
189630Pittsburgh Pirates$2,4001/30/1897 Sporting Life
Career to date (may be incomplete)$2,400
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.

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