July 27, 1977 |
|September 14, 2004, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 2004, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Earned run average||9.56|
Drafted in the 26th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft by the Cleveland Indians, Denney worked his way through the Indians minor league organization, being named a 2003 Eastern League All-star. He made his major league debut on September 14, 2004. He became a free agent after the 2005 season and signed with the Washington Nationals on February 10, 2006, starting 6 games for their Triple-A New Orleans team. In 2007, Denney played 5 games for the Single-A Lakeland Tigers of the Detroit Tigers organization.
Denney is probably best known for a bizarre incident which occurred toward the end of the 2004 season. While riding the team bus after a game in Kansas City, Denney was struck in the calf by a stray bullet fired by an unknown assailant. He was saved from suffering a more serious injury thanks to the pair of USC cheerleader boots he was wearing as part of a hazing ritual.
Denney was also an excellent high school quarterback and basketball guard. He hit a buzzer beater from the opposing team's free throw line during a game against Byng High School.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube
- Indians' pitcher shot on team bus
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