Pete M. - Idaho
April 8, 2001 I believe that Denehy was supposed to be one of the young phenom ppitching prospects with Koosman and Seaver but of course, he never got there. I do remember getting his autograph from a friend of mine because he rented an apartment in Elmhurst, Queens near our grammar school.
March 14, 2002 The highlight of Denehy's Mets career came when he was sent to the Senators as compensation for signing Gil Hodges to manage the Mets. Thanks, Bill. We couldn't have won the '69 Series without you.
May 27, 2003 Coach Denehy was a great guy. He gave me a chance to play at the University of Hartford in 1985. He was also responsible for recruiting Jeff Bagwell to the school in 1986. I guess "Wild Bill" knew talent when he saw it!
April 10, 2004 My memories of Bill were a few years after he played Pro-Baseball. He is my ex-brother-in-law's ex-brother-in-law. We played AAA Baseball in Wisconsin in the summer of 1979 together. What a sight. Bill pitching to me. John Boy Waylock (Bill's ex-brother-in-law) pitching for our team. The boys of Hartland. Sponsored by the local Tavern. He always said that if he ever pitched to me I should "run for the dugout." I should have that day. We were also quite good friends. Haven't heard much about Bill in the last 10-12 years, but I have heard Orlando loves him.
February 4, 2006 Bill Denehy has the distinction of appearing on Tom Seaver's rookie Topps card. If you were a Bill Denehy fan or were trying to complete a Mets card collection, you'd have to pay hundreds of dollars to get a mint copy. I wonder if Bill Denehy himself owns that memento of his baseball career. His 1968 card is an unappealing capless photo and is worth next to nothing.
February 12, 2006 I met Bill once. He refers to that card as the "Denehy Rookie" card.