- Denny Lyons
Denny Lyons Third baseman Born: March 12, 1866
Died: January 2, 1929(aged 62)
West Covington, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB debut September 18, 1885 for the Providence Grays Last MLB appearance July 23, 1897 for the Pittsburgh Pirates Career statistics Batting average .310 Hits 1,333 Runs 932 Teams
Dennis Patrick Aloysius Lyons (March 12, 1866 – January 2, 1929) was a Major League Baseball player. He played third base for the Providence Grays (1885), Philadelphia Athletics (1886-90), St. Louis Browns (1891 and 1895), New York Giants (1892) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1893-94 and 1896-97).
Lyons was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He led the American Association in On-base percentage (.461), Slugging Percentage (.531) and OPS (.992) in 1890. He still ranks 45th on the MLB Career On-base percentage List (.407), behind Jeff Bagwell and ahead of Riggs Stephenson. Lyons reached base by a hit or a walk in 52 consecutive games in 1887.
He died in West Covington, Kentucky, at the age of 62.
- ^ a b Pietrusza, David (2000). Baseball : the biographical encyclopedia. Kingston, NY [u.a.]: Total/Sports Illustrated. pp. 687-688. ISBN 1892129345.
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