Harry Danning

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Birthdate 9/6/1911
Death Date 11/29/2004
Debut Year 1933
Year of Induction
Teams Giants
Position Catcher

Harry “The Horse” Danning was a four-time All Star who is widely considered the greatest Jewish catcher in the history of Major League Baseball.

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Met Ott was Harry Danning's teammate in all ten of Danning's MLB seasons

Met Ott was Harry Danning's teammate in all ten of Danning's MLB seasons

All of Harry Danning’s ten seasons in the Major Leagues were spent with the New York Giants as a teammate of Mel Ott. In this pair of handwritten letters, Danning offers his recollections of Ott. “Mell Ott was one of the finest men that has been my privilege to meet and know in my lifetime — h
Met Ott held the NL career record for home runs from 1937-1966

Met Ott held the NL career record for home runs from 1937-1966

Harry Danning was a teammate of Mel Ott for each of his ten big league seasons. From 1933-1942 they teamed to help the Giants win three National League pennants and one World Series title. Ott was the best National League home run hitter over the course of his 22 years with the New York Giants. He was the rare slugger who also produced a high on-base
Danning helped set a team mark as one of five players to homer in the same inning

Danning helped set a team mark as one of five players to homer in the same inning

The New York Giants catcher from 1933-42, Harry Danning made five consecutive all star games from 1938-1941. Danning also received support in MVP voting in six seasons. Shown here is a reprint of Danning’s 1940 Play Ball card. The catcher has signed it and added the inscription, “1939 NY Gia

One response to “Harry Danning”

  1. Dawn says:

    I am in receipt of a letter offering Harry Dannings reflections on his earlier days. The letter had been written between 2002 and 2004.

    I am excited to have received it.

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