Denny Lyons

Denny Lyons
Third baseman
Born: (1866-03-12)March 12, 1866
Died: January 2, 1929(1929-01-02) (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
MLB statistics
Batting average .310
Hits 1,333
Runs 932

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.[1] 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.[1]

He died in West Covington, Kentucky, at the age of 62.

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  1. 1 2 Pietrusza, David (2000). Baseball : the biographical encyclopedia. Kingston, New York [u.a.]: Total/Sports Illustrated. pp. 687–688. ISBN 1-892129-34-5.

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