Collecting Cleveland Indians Since 1982

Collecting Cleveland Indians Topps team sets from 1952-present, as well as post-war minor and major league autographs.

New Arrival: Gene Tenace, c/1b, Oakland Athletics

Another signed FDC. I was looking for a nice index card, but this is just so much nicer. I am not sure why the autographs pop so nice, but they do.

  • Gene Tenace was another player who played an instrumental part of the Oakland Athletics dynasty of the 1970’s
  • Tenace was in the majors from 1969 to 1983, though he spent a lot of time as a part-time player in both the beginning and end of his career.
  • But during his prime–I will say from 1973 to 1980 with the A’s and Padres–he was a damn fine player. He would hit .241/.391/.434 and average 21 HR a season during that span. Good for an OPS+ of 138.
  • He would be an All-Star only once, in 1975.
  • The hallmark of his career must be the 1972 World Series. He would hit .348/.400/.913 with 4 HR in the series and be selected the MVP.
  • George Springer joins Gene Tenace (1972) as the only players to hit 4 game-tying or go-ahead home runs in a World Series.
  • He won three World Series with the A’s…but he was also part of the 1982 World Champion St. Louis team, and was a coach on the Blue Jays teams that won in 1992 and 1993. So that is six rings if you are keeping track at home.
  • All told he would amass 46.8 WAR over his 15 seasons in the majors, with a final line of .241/.388/.429 with 201 HR and an OPS+ of 136.
Standard Batting
Year Age Tm Lg G AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Awards
1969 22 OAK AL 16 38 1 2 0 0 1 15 .158 .200 .237 .437 25
1970 23 OAK AL 38 105 7 20 0 2 23 30 .305 .430 .562 .992 176
1971 24 OAK AL 65 179 7 25 2 1 29 34 .274 .381 .430 .811 132
1972 25 OAK AL 82 227 5 32 0 0 24 42 .225 .307 .339 .646 97
1973 26 OAK AL 160 510 24 84 2 2 101 94 .259 .387 .443 .830 139
1974 27 OAK AL 158 484 26 73 2 9 110 105 .211 .367 .411 .778 130
1975 28 OAK AL 158 498 29 87 7 4 106 127 .255 .395 .464 .859 145 AS,MVP-18
1976 29 OAK AL 128 417 22 66 5 4 81 91 .249 .373 .458 .831 149 MVP-18
1977 30 SDP NL 147 437 15 61 5 3 125 119 .233 .415 .410 .824 134
1978 31 SDP NL 142 401 16 61 6 5 101 98 .224 .392 .409 .801 134
1979 32 SDP NL 151 463 20 67 2 6 105 106 .263 .403 .445 .848 139
1980 33 SDP NL 133 316 17 50 4 4 92 63 .222 .399 .424 .823 137
1981 34 STL NL 58 129 5 22 0 0 38 26 .233 .416 .403 .819 131
1982 35 STL NL 66 124 7 18 1 1 36 31 .258 .436 .500 .936 161
1983 36 PIT NL 53 62 0 6 0 1 12 17 .177 .346 .258 .604 68
15 Y 15 Y 15 Y 15 Y 1555 4390 201 674 36 42 984 998 .241 .388 .429 .817 136
162 162 162 162 162 457 21 70 4 4 103 104 .241 .388 .429 .817 136
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/9/2017.