Tuesday, July 23, 2019

1975 IN-ACTION: GENE TENACE

Found a great shot of former Oakland A’s All-Star Gene Tenace to use for the long-running 1975 “In-Action” series, so here goes:


Fiore Gino Tenace, aka Gene Tenace, was a cog in the Oakland A’s three-time World Champion teams of the mid-70’s, playing both catcher and first base and consistently drawing an on-base-percentage around .400 thanks in large part for his ability to draw walks.
Over the course of seven seasons between 1973 and 1979 he’d collect over 100 walks six times, but he would also hit over 20 homers five times as well, with a high of 29 in 1975.
By the time he retired after the 1982 season, he was a member of four champion teams (Oakland 1972-1975, St. Louis Cardinals 1982), and hit 201 home runs with 674 runs batted in and a very nice .388 career OBP, while also being named the 1972 World Series MVP for hitting four homers with nine RBIs with a .348 batting average.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pic. Looks like it might have been from the 1972 World Series at Riverfront Stadium

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