Bill Denehy
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Bill Denehy
Bill Denehy
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 371 of 1043 players
William Francis Denehy
Born: March 31, 1946 at Middletown, Conn.
Throws: Right Bats: Both
Height: 6.03 Weight: 200

Bill Denehy was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on July 27, 2012, and December 24, 2016.


First Mets game: April 16, 1967
Last Mets game: June 25, 1967

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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.

mike z
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!

Robbie Boy...!!
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.

Jamey Bumbalo
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.

Choo Choo
February 12, 2006
I met Bill once. He refers to that card as the "Denehy Rookie" card.

Larry Grafanakis
April 28, 2011
Bill, if you see this: Howdy!

Bill played on my Tucson City League team in the mid 70's. Man, could he pop that catcher's mitt. I actually had to catch one of the games he pitched. My palm was black and blue for a week.

He's a great guy. He went 5 wins and 1 loss for us. The one loss was because we only scored one run and we got beat 3 - 1 because of errors. His average game was a two- or three-hitter.

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