Gene Tenace broke with the A’s in 1969. He was one of the many very talented young players that turned the A’s into a power house in the early 1970′s. Most of his career was as a catcher but did play first a lot too.
Overall, Tenace hit .241, 201 HR & 674 RBI in 1,555 games. Most of those numbers came with the A’s: 121 HR. His best season was 1975: 29 HR & 87 RBI.
He was great in the 1972 World Series: MVP, 4 HR & 9 RBI.
We say happy # 70 to Gene Tenace, a member of one of the best teams in major league history: 1972-74 Oakland A’s:
Mustaches and Mayhem: Charlie O’s Three-Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics… https://t.co/OFSRFCIDc0 via @amazon
— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) October 8, 2016