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296. Fred Tenney

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296. Fred Tenney
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 9, 1859 in Marlborough, NH USA
  • Weight: 0 lbs.
  • Height: 0'0"
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  • Debut: June 17, 1884
  • Final Game: August 28, 1884
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We don’t talk enough about excellent fielding First Baseman, but if you are going to start with one, chronologically speaking, that is, Fred Tenney is the perfect place to start.

Tenney played 15 of his 17 seasons with Boston of the National League, the team that would eventually become today’s Atlanta Braves.  In addition to his stellar defense, Tenney was a good hitter who strung together six.300 Seasons, 2,231 career Hits, and a lifetime Batting Average of .294.   

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Georgetown, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Catcher, First Base, Outfield
  • Played For: Boston Rustlers, Boston Beaneaters, Boston Doves, New York Giants
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    Most At Bats (1) (NL) (1897)
    Most Plate Appearances (2) (NL) (1897 & 1908)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (NL) (1908)
    Most Sacrifice Hits (1) (NL) (1902)
    Most Outs Made (1) (NL) (1897)
    Most Putouts (3) (NL) (1905, 1907 & 1908)

  • Other Points of Note:

    2 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Hits)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Total Bases)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Triples)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Singles)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    19. Sacrifice Hits: 277
    20. Putouts: 18,278
    73. Singles: 1,862

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame:

    1936: 1.3% (Veteran’s)
    1937: 2.5%
    1938: 3.1%
    1939: 1.1%
    1942: 0.4%
    1946: 0.5% (Nominating Vote)

  • Should be Inducted As A: Boston Beaneater

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