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Gene TenaceTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1965-1983 MLB Years: 1969-1983
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World Series Champion

PositionsC-891, 1B-626, 3B-17, OF-11, DH-6, 2B-6Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameFury Gene Tenace
Height6-0Weight190BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 10,1946 [71.255]PlaceRussellton,Pennsylvania
High SchoolValley (Lucasville,OH)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Athletics [Team Picks] in the 20th round (399th overall) of the 1965 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutMay 29,1969 [22.231]
OrganizationsOAK [9] SDN [4] KC1 [3] SLN [2] PIT [1] Awards4Awards Voting2-20
TBC Player ID18775Retrosheet IDtenag101MLBAM ID123183
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed45Power86Contact30XBH82RBIs72Runs38Hitting48Durability47Team.539Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1965ShelbyWcarA-18329310172126000000000.183.183.290.47327593.165.107.108.2080.000.000.002.1546.5029.41
1966LeesburgFSLA+-1991228284882124000000000.211.211.276.4876311228.207.065.066.2140.000.000.000.44228.0022.92
1967PeninsulaCaroA+-2037000001000000000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1967LeesburgFSLA+-201063544794122644000000000.266.266.362.62812820354.253.096.096.2810.000.000.001.6959.0021.28
1967Totals for A+-A+         1093614794122645000000000.260.260.355.61512820361.248.095.094.2750.000.000.001.6660.1721.28
1968PeninsulaCaroA+-21132435781232032171000000000.283.283.487.77021244435.246.204.205.3520.000.000.004.8320.7135.77
1969BirminghamSouAA-228927656882042074000000000.319.319.638.95717644276.266.319.319.4240.000.000.007.2513.8050.00
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24c2216381600120011510000.158.200.237.4379140.227.079.105.2052.5037.5015.002.5038.0016.67
1970IowaAmerAAA-239331954902411663000000000.282.282.514.79616441319.244.232.232.3490.000.000.005.0219.9445.56
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38,54c233810519326072002233000022.305.430.562.9925913128.368.257.457.43517.9723.441.305.4715.0040.63
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38c246517926497072521293421003.274.381.430.8117714211.304.156.324.37413.7416.111.173.3225.5728.57
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak38c258222722515353200244232024.225.307.339.6467713256.256.114.220.2999.3816.411.751.9545.4025.49
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak181b2616051083132182248422101941087813.259.387.443.83022644636.271.184.382.37515.8814.780.933.7721.2533.33
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak181b-c27158484711021712673291101051224610.211.367.411.77819944612.213.200.413.36117.9717.160.954.2518.6243.14
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak18c-1b2815849883127170298774106127123428.255.395.464.85923146623.283.209.428.39517.0120.391.204.6517.1736.22
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak181b-c2912841764104191226654819141527.249.373.458.83119142508.265.209.405.38315.9417.911.124.3318.9540.38
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn18c30147437661022441561531251191324105.233.415.410.82517943581.283.177.467.37421.5120.480.952.5829.1342.16
1978San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn181b-c31142401609018416616510198110285.224.392.409.80116438515.256.185.439.36819.6119.030.973.1125.0642.22
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn18c-1b321514636112216420672610510671647.263.403.445.84820640582.297.182.400.38218.0418.211.013.4423.1532.79
1980San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn18c33133316467011117504492634041111.222.399.424.82313429416.221.202.494.37022.1215.140.684.0918.5941.43
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln18c345812926307052200382641221.233.416.403.8195212174.250.170.465.38221.8414.940.682.8725.8040.00
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln18c356612418329071811363140111.258.436.500.9366216165.287.242.532.41821.8218.790.864.2417.7150.00
1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit181b365362711500601121740000.177.346.258.60416578.244.081.258.29915.3821.791.420.000.0045.45
MLB Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter1555439065310601792020167436429849989121395877.241.388.429.81718824005525.266.188.410.00017.8118.061.013.6421.8437.74
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter5461712273460861366283000000000.269.269.450.7197701651712.239.181.181.0000.000.000.003.8625.9435.87
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter9331954902411663000000000.282.282.514.79616441319.244.232.232.0000.000.000.005.0219.9445.56
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter8927656882042074000000000.319.319.638.95717644276.266.319.319.0000.000.000.007.2513.8050.00
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter332102415326540728140000000000.259.259.394.653403751024.238.135.135.0000.000.000.002.7336.5728.30
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter329310172126000000000.183.183.290.47327593.165.107.108.0000.000.000.002.1546.5029.41
Oakland Athletics Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter805245836960389712138918224755384417202247.245.374.435.80910692173014.265.190.381.00015.7617.851.134.0120.3135.99
San Diego Padres Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter57316172333846913682391718423386353163328.237.403.422.8256831502094.268.185.446.00020.2018.430.913.2523.7839.06
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1242534462160124011745781332.245.426.451.87711428339.267.206.498.00021.8316.810.773.5421.0845.16
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5362711500601121740000.177.346.258.60416578.244.081.258.00015.3821.791.420.000.0045.45
Average MLB - Per 162 games1624576811019221704410310492468.241.388.429.81719642576.266.188.410.00017.8118.061.013.6421.8437.74
Average Minor - Per 162 games162508811362642084000000000.269.269.450.71922849508.239.181.181.0000.000.000.003.8625.9435.87

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1966nullA+--Rel19012.12303000017.024740680001.7612.71--3.184.241.33.000-
1967nullA+--Rel20000.0040400008.04000180000.634.50--1.139.008.00--
1968nullA+--Rel21003.0020200003.04110100001.6712.00--3.00--0.00--
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter011.61909000028.0328508160001.4310.29--2.575.142.00.000-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter011.61909000028.0328508160001.4310.29--2.575.142.00.000-
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings081.61710710000220.025163390631260001.4310.29--2.575.142.00.000-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22C13--616--67671.0005.15-5271.421681.38.0
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23C30--1801827200198.9906.60-----13878.918.5
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24C52--3002023322320.9946.15-----66580.032.3
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24OF1---------------651.50.6
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25C47-4052661861290284.9796.040.7020969.048257.330.3
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25OF9-5811---11111.0001.220.19-----8211.05.8
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak251B8-55493-452521.0006.500.95-----829.85.2
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak252B2-62---221.0001.000.33-----822.41.3
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak253B2-10121-43.7501.500.30-----822.41.3
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak261B134-10771095611310411691156.9898.631.07-----16083.882.7
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26C34-213123914133132.9923.880.6213765.0416021.321.0
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26DH3---------------1601.91.9
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak262B1-2-1--111.0001.000.50-----1600.60.6
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak271B106--81641480861857.9958.08------15867.165.4
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27C79--2934263341335.9824.24-302554.5415850.048.8
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak272B3--1---111.0000.33------1581.91.9
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28C125--541631010614604.9844.83-663466.01115879.177.2
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak281B68--40121127423422.9986.21------15843.042.0
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28DH1---------------1580.60.6
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak291B70--57731347611608.9958.69------12854.743.5
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29C65--2632553293288.9834.43-421771.2412850.840.4
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29DH2---------------1281.61.2
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30C99--52361129596584.9805.90-735059.31414767.361.1
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn301B36--28027120308307.9978.53------14724.522.2
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn303B14--1724344441.9322.93------1479.58.6
1978San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn311B80--66837561710705.9938.81------14256.349.4
1978San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn31C71--2764237321318.9914.48-422364.6414250.043.8
1978San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn313B1---------------1420.70.6
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32C94--41351110465464.9984.94-423852.5815162.358.4
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn321B72--58232755621614.9898.53------15147.744.7
1980San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33C104--41546107471461.9794.43-803967.2313378.264.2
1980San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn331B19--1251019136135.9937.11------13314.311.7
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34C38--1261831147144.9803.79-----25865.537.3
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln341B7--394-343431.0006.14------5812.16.9
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35C37--149211-171170.9944.59-----66656.122.8
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln351B7--393-442421.0006.00------6610.64.3
1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit361B19--835168988.9894.63------5335.811.7
1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36C3--1611-1817.9445.67-1-100.0-535.71.9
1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36OF1---------------531.90.6
MLB Totals for C - 15 season(s)-   C891-6183945441636544494386.9864.927.1041424462.9738910.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 12 season(s)-   1B626-113247542753642050655029.9938.034.44-----6260.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B17-101826444844.9172.594.40-----170.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF11-5811---11111.0001.000.19-----110.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B6-831--441.0000.670.50-----60.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 3 season(s)-   DH6---------------60.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1969Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak22-13---------
1970Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak23-30---------
1971Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak24-52-------1-
1972Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak25-4782-2---9-
1973Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak26-341341------3
1974Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak27-791063-------
1975Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak28-12568-------1
1976Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak29-6570-------2
1977San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30-9936--14-----
1978San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn31-7180--1-----
1979San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn32-9472--------
1980San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn33-10419--------
1981St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34-387--------
1982St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln35-377--------
1983Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit36-319------1-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1971Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB2413000000001100000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.33325.0025.001.000.000.000.00
1972Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB25517110001003500000.059.200.059.2591020.083.000.17615.0025.001.670.000.000.00
1972Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB25723581049002400000.348.400.9131.31321525.267.565.6528.0016.002.0016.005.7562.50
1973Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB26517341000002400000.235.316.294.6105119.308.059.17610.5321.052.000.000.0025.00
1973Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB267190310030011700000.158.467.211.6784130.250.053.63236.6723.330.640.000.0033.33
1974Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB27411100001104400000.000.267.000.2670015.000.000.45526.6726.671.000.000.000.00
1974Oakland AthleticsWorld SeriesMLB2759020000003400000.222.417.222.6392012.400.000.33325.0033.331.330.000.000.00
1975Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB2839000000003200000.000.250.000.2500012.000.000.33325.0016.670.670.000.000.00
1982St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB3556000000001200000.000.143.000.143007.000.000.16714.2928.572.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 5 yrs185755100210131600000.088.257.105.3626170.122.017.26318.5722.861.230.000.0020.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs24575132041200171700000.228.405.474.87927674.250.246.54422.9722.971.005.4114.2546.15

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1986Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou39Bullpen Coach1629666.593--1Hal LanierLost NLCS (Mets)
1987Houston AstrosNLMLBMLBhou40Bullpen Coach1627686.46914.03Hal Lanier
1988Prince William YankeesCaroA+Minornya41Manager1395584.39623.54 
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor43Hitting Coach1628676.5312.02Cito Gaston
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor44Manager1629171.562--1 Lost ALCS (Twins)
1991Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor44Hitting Coach1629171.562--1Cito Gaston,Gene TenaceLost ALCS (Twins)
1992Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor45Bench Coach1629666.593--1Cito GastonWon World Series (Braves)
1993Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor46Bench Coach1629567.586--1Cito GastonWon World Series (Phillies)
1994Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor47Bench Coach1155560.47816.03Cito Gaston
1995Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor48Bench Coach1445688.38930.05Cito Gaston
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor49Bullpen Coach1627488.45718.04Cito Gaston
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor50Bullpen Coach1627686.46922.05Mel Queen,Cito Gaston
2001Trenton ThunderEastAAMinorbos54Hitting Coach1426775.47220.05Billy Gardner
2008Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor61Hitting Coach1628676.53111.04John Gibbons,Cito Gaston
2009Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor62Hitting Coach1627587.46328.04Cito Gaston
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1972World Series MVP1
1975AL Player of the Month (September) ... American League Player of the Week (September 8-September 14)2
1980National League Player of the Week (September 1-September 7)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1984-03-31Released by Pirates. 
1982-12-01ContractSigned as Free Agent by Pirates. 
1982-11-10Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1980-12-08TradeTraded by Padres with Bob Geren, Bob Shirley and Rollie Fingers to Cardinals for Al Olmsted, Kim Seaman, John Urrea, John Littlefield, Mike Phillips, Steve Swisher and Terry Kennedy. 
1976-12-14ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1976-11-01Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.