John Allen Denny
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 190 lb.
- High School Prescott (AZ) High School
- Debut September 12, 1974
- Final Game August 18, 1986
- Born November 8, 1952 in Prescott, AZ USA
Originally drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1970 amateur draft, Denny made his pro debut that year with the GCL Cardinals. He reached the big leagues as a September call-up for the Cards in 1974 and joined the club's rotation the following year, winning 10 games. He notched 11 victories in 1976 and led the National League with a 2.52 ERA.
After going 30-30 over the next three seasons, Denny was traded to the Cleveland Indians as part of a deal for Bobby Bonds. Late in the 1982 season, he was sent to the Philadelphia Phillies for three players. He responded by having his finest big league season for the Phillies in 1983, winning 19 games, posting a 2.37 ERA, and capturing the Cy Young Award as his team reached the World Series. He won the opener of the Fall Classic, but Philadelphia fell to the Baltimore Orioles in five games.
- NL Cy Young Award Winner (1983)
- 1983 NL Comeback Player of the Year Award
- NL ERA Leader (1976)
- NL Wins Leader (1983)
- NL Winning Percentage Leader (1983)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1983)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 5 (1976, 1978, 1979, 1983 & 1985)
|NL Cy Young Award|
|Steve Carlton||John Denny||Rick Sutcliffe|