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Esterbrook led with an average
of .895. He headed the league
again in 1889, with a .913 aver
age. Denny made his great reputa
tion while playing against such
men as Jim McGarr, Billy Nash
and Ed Williamson, the hest men
that ever played the position.
Denny is a New Yorker and
was born March 16, 1859. His
major league career began in
Providence, where he plared
from 1881 to 1886; he was with
St. Louis one year, Indianapolis
three, New York two, Cleveland
one and Louisville two, leaving
the majorsm 1894.
He is best remembered as one
of the great Providence team of
'84, the year Radbourne pitched
72 games, and Sweeney fanned
21 Boston batters. Art Irwin and
Paul Hines were with that team,
Hines being the hero of the first
unassisted triple play in baseball.
Baseball owes Jerry Denny a
good" bit. With B. W. Porter and
Jim O'Rourke he organized the
Connecticut league, which still
; . Poor Hubby.
"See that man over there? He
is a bombastic idiot, a wind-jammer
nonentity, a false alarm and
in encumberer of the ear.th I"
"Would you mind writing all
that dowrtior me?"
"Why in the world"
"He's my husband and I should
like to use it on him sometime.".
Thomas O'Grady, 5, 1939 Shef
:5eld av., severely injured by auto.
Detective Michael Burke of the
Central detail, who shot and kill
ed Joseph Harasek early Sunday
morning, has been suspended on
the orderof Mayor Harrison.
He has not been arrested, and
will probably be free until the
coroners inquest, which was
postponed yesterday until Dec.
31. His freedom will depend up
on ihe jury's verdict.
Burke might not have been sus
pended if it had not been for the
action of Mayor- Harrison. The
mayor summoned' Chief Mc
Weeny to his office.
"What are you going to do
with Burke?" demanded the
"I guess he will be suspended,"
answered the chief.
The mayor at once ordered the
suspension and a thorough in
vestigation of the killing.
Harasek had quarreled with
Burke on a street car. He struck
the policeman when both alighted
at 86th street and Summit ave
nue. Harasek was running away
from Burke when the latter
"fired to frighten him."
Binks I had a most exciting
time today. Jinks You don't say
so! Binks Yes; I ran into the
middle of State street, flung Up
both arms and stopped a runaway
cab horse. Jinks Pooh! That's
nothing.. D'ye know what I did
the other day? Binks No'; what
was it? Jinks Why, I stepped
to the edge of the sidewalk, held
up my little finger and stopped a