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Fred Tenney

Fred Tenney

Position(s):
1B, C, OF, P
Born:
November 26, 1871
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Left
Height:
5' 9"
Weight:
155 lbs
Major League Debut:
6-16-1894 with BSN

Intro

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.

Factoid 1

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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