Danning, whose brother Ike caught two games for the 1928 Browns, backed up Gus Mancuso for the 1936 pennant-winning Giants, then took over as the regular for the 1937 NL Champions. He earned a reputation (and nickname) for durability. The Horse hit 46 homers and averaged .303 in the period 1937-40. Playing with injuries in the next two seasons, his hitting suffered. He retired after WWII military service.