Danning, Harry

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Danning, Harry Gender: M
born on 6 September 1911 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Los Angeles, California, 34n03, 118w15
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°52' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 18°31 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 24°47'

Harry Danning


American baseball player, a star New York Giants catcher, who lived to be the last surviving member of the 1937 pennant-winning Giants and the oldest Jewish major leaguer. He died of pneumonia in Valparaiso, Indiana, age 93, on November 29, 2004. He had been wheelchair-bound for three years prior to his death but was always mentally alert.

He was a catcher for the Giants from 1933 to 1942, a four-time All-Star and member of three World Series teams. On June 9, 1939, he hit one of five home runs hit in an inning, breaking a major league record. A sportswriter dubbed him "Harry the Horse" after a Damon Runyan character, giving a nod to Danning's power and stamina. Danning hit .300 or better for three consecutive years, 1938-1940. As one of fewer than 150 Jews to play in the major leagues, he endured several ethnic slurs.

He retired from baseball in 1942 with knee problems diagnosed while he was in the Army. He then tried on sales jobs and completed his career working in the insurance field.

He was married, with one child, a daughter Viktoria.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Gumbert, Harry (born 5 November 1909). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1935-1941
  • associate relationship with Ripple, Jimmy (born 14 October 1909). Notes: New York Giants teammates, 1936-1939


  • Work : New Career 1933 (pro-baseball)
  • Work : Prize 1937 (Team won the pennant)
  • Work : Retired 1942 (from baseball)
  • Social : Joined group 1942 (Army)

Source Notes

PT quotes b/c in hand


  • Traits : Body : Constitution hardy
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (one daughter)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (pneumonia)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (93)
  • Vocation : Business : Insurance fields
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship