- 1B, C, OF, P
- November 26, 1871
- 5' 9"
- 155 lbs
- Major League Debut:
- 6-16-1894 with BSN
The first player to play well off the bag at first base, Fred Tenney was also credited with being the originator of the 3-6-3 double play. Also a fine hitter, Tenney slapped the ball and was an excellent bunter. But it was with the glove that he drew raves, establishing a style of play at first base that was iamitated for years to come. Compensating for his small size, Tenney was agile and sure-handed, and frequently paced the National League in assists and putouts. His 152 assists in 1905 stood as a record for more than 40 years.
In 1895, Fred Tenney was one of five members of the Boston team that was married that season. The others included Hugh Duffy, Herman Long, Jack Ryan, and Jim Sullivan.
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- Fred Tenney