Jerry Denny

Third Base
  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: Indianapolis
  • Team: Hoosiers (NL)
  • League: National League

Jeremiah Dennis Denny (1859-1927) was a rare ambidextrous third baseman who played professionally for over 20 years, 14 in the majors. He was the last position player to play his entire career without a glove. Denny led the ’84 Providence Grays to the first inter-league post-season tournament championship as the NL beat the AA in 1884.

  • Holds the MLB record for chances by a third baseman in a game: 16 on 8/17/82
  • Denny’s remarkable ability to throw with either hand led him to forego the glove

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