Otto George Denning
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- High School Lane Tech High School
- Debut April 15, 1942
- Final Game June 4, 1943
- Born December 28, 1912 in Hays, KS USA
- Died May 25, 1992 in Chicago, IL USA
Otto "Dutch" Denning attended high school in Chicago, IL before beginning his pro baseball career in 1933. While playing for the Minneapolis Millers in 1938, he finished second to teammate Ted Williams in the American Association batting race. After nine seasons in the minors, he was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 1941 Rule V Draft. While many players were away serving in World War II, he made his big league debut on skipper Lou Boudreau's club in 1942 and played a season and a half in the majors. After that, he returned to the minors, where he later managed.
While in the minors with the Milwaukee Brewers, Denning became friends with Bill Veeck. After Veeck got out of baseball in the 1980s, he and Denning would often attend Chicago Cubs games, sitting together in the Wrigley Field bleachers.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1948||Pensacola Fliers||Southeastern League||18-19||--||none||--||replaced by Wally Dashiell (33-33) on May 21|
|Oil City Refiners||Middle Atlantic League||35-47||6th||Chicago White Sox||replaced Ray Dahlstrom (15-29) on June 22|
|1949||Oil City Refiners||Middle Atlantic League||67-69||4th||Chicago White Sox|
|1950||Waterloo White Hawks||Three-I League||70-56||3rd||Chicago White Sox||Lost in 1st round|
|1951||Waterloo White Hawks||Three-I League||29-33||--||Chicago White Sox||--||replaced by Edward Taylor (1-4) on July 2|
|Colorado Springs Sky Sox||Western League||33-42||7th||Chicago White Sox||replaced Johnny Mostil (2-2) on July 4|