Kyle Denney

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Kyle Denney
Starting pitcher
Born: (1977-07-27) July 27, 1977 (age 39)
Prague, Oklahoma
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 2004, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 2004, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win-Loss 1-2
Earned run average 9.56
Strikeouts 13

Kyle Dean Denney (born July 27, 1977 in Prague, Oklahoma) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. Denney played for the Cleveland Indians in 2004.

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.

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