Gene Tenace

Gene Tenace
Birthdate 10/10/1946
Death Date
Debut Year 1968
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Padres, Pirates
Positions Catcher, First Base, Manager

The 1972 World Series Most Valuable Player, Gene Tenace has four rings, 4 homers, 12 RBI, and a .405 on-base percentage in Fall Classic play.

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Gene Tenace played catcher and first base for the Oakland A's from 1969-1976

Gene Tenace played catcher and first base for the Oakland A's from 1969-1976

Fiore Gino Tennaci played 15 years in the big leagues. Better known as Gene Tenace, he was the starting catcher for three consecutive World Series championship teams starting in 1972 Tenace served as a backup catcher for the Oakland A’s from ’68-’72. When he reached the Fall Classi
Gene Tenace hit 4 homers in the 1972 World Series and was named the Most Valuable Player

Gene Tenace hit 4 homers in the 1972 World Series and was named the Most Valuable Player

The object of baseball is to gain the World Series. Perhaps the greatest individual achievement is being named Most Valuable Player of the Fall Classic. Gene Tenace did both of these in 1972. Tenace’s Oakland A’s won 93 games in the regular season to win the AL Western Division. They defeated th
His final 7 seasons were in the NL, including the 1982 champion Cardinals

His final 7 seasons were in the NL, including the 1982 champion Cardinals

After 8 seasons with Charlie Finley’s Oakland Athletics, Tenace signed with the Padres as a free agent in December of 1976. He enjoyed four productive seasons in San Diego. In his first year in America’s Finest City Tenace drew a career-high and league-leading 125 walks. He was also hit

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