Like his more celebrated younger brother, Harry Danning, Ike was also a catcher. He played two games for the St. Louis Browns in 1928.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. January 20, 1905 - d. March 30, 1983
A three-sport star in high school at Los Angeles Polytechnic Institute, Danning began playing professional baseball in the minors in 1923. For the next five years, Ike played in the minors before he got a chance in the majors with the St. Louis Browns in 1928. Brief as his career was, Ike had a lifetime .500 batting average, going three for six with one RBI.
Danning eventually retired from baseball in 1933 and settled in Los Angeles. He worked for 34 years as the Head of Transportation at Twentieth Century-Fox.
Danning played two games for the St Louis Browns in 1928.
5'10", 160 pounds
Batting Avg.: .500
Slugging Avg.: .500
Home Runs: 0
Home Run %: 0
Strike Outs: 2
Stolen Bases: 0
Total Chances per Game: 6.0
Fielding Avg: .917
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