James Denton: "Desperate" Baller

3/22/2007 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
James DentonHunky TV plumber James Denton no longer has to unclog Teri Hatcher's corroded, rusty pipes in order to get to third base!

The "Desperate Housewives" he-man just bought independent minor league baseball team, the Fullerton Flyers. Denton, along with members of an investment group, obtained the Orange County team for a "seven-figure purchase price," an amount almost equal to the cost of Nicollette Sheridan's makeup.

One thing's for sure ... unlike other "Housewives" stars, we definitely know what team Denton plays on!