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Fred Tenney

American baseball player, coach, manager

Fred Tenney is ...


Born 26 November 1871 in Georgetown
Died 3 July 1952 in Boston
Age 80 years, 8 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Occupation baseball player

About Fred Tenney

Fred Tenney: The Baseball Legend Who Shaped the Game

Fred Tenney was born on November 26, 1871, in Georgetown, Massachusetts. He was a baseball player, coach, and manager who left an indelible mark on the sport. Tenney played for the Boston Beaneaters, the New York Giants, and the Pittsburgh Pirates during his career, which spanned from 1894 to 1911.

Tenney was known for his exceptional fielding skills and his ability to hit for average. He was a five-time National League batting champion and led the league in hits twice. Tenney was also a skilled first baseman, winning four Gold Glove awards during his career.

After retiring as a player, Tenney became a coach and manager. He managed the Boston Doves from 1906 to 1907 and the New York Giants from 1921 to 1923. Tenney was known for his innovative coaching techniques and his ability to motivate his players.

Tenney's impact on the game of baseball extended beyond his playing and coaching career. He was instrumental in the development of the modern baseball glove, working with Rawlings to create a more durable and comfortable glove for players.

Tenney was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946, recognizing his contributions to the sport both on and off the field. He passed away on July 3, 1952, leaving behind a legacy that continues to shape the game of baseball today.


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