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Fred Tenney from the Chronology
Sep 30, 1921 - Prior to the Braves-Giants game the Giants Old Timers take on the Giants regulars in a 5-inning contest. Twenty thousand fans cheer as former stars Christy Mathewson Roger Bresnahan George Wiltse Art Devlin Larry Doyle and Fred Tenney whip the current Giants 2-0. The regular game is called because of rain after one inning but only 4000 fans ask for a refund.
Sep 23, 1908 - Giants P Mathewson and Cubs P Three Fingered Brown battle in the most controversial game ever played. The score is 1-1 with 2 outs in the last of the 9th. The Giants' Harry McCormick is on 3B and Fred Merkle (19 and making his first start of the year is subbing for the sore-legged veteran Fred Tenney) on 1B. Al Bridwell singles scoring McCormick. Halfway to 2B Merkle turns and heads for the clubhouse in CF. Johnny Evers secures a ball (Joe McGinnity swears he picked up the ball that was in play and threw it into the stands) and touches 2B as the crowd overruns the field. Umpire O'Day at 1B claims he didn't see the play but that evening he rules the run does not count and the game ended with a tie score. (Years later in an interview Merkle will describe it this way: "When Bridwell shot that long single I started across the grass for the clubhouse. Matty was near me. When Evers began shouting for the ball he noticed something was wrong. Matty caught me by the arm and told me to wait a minute. We walked over toward 2B and Matty spoke to Emslie. 'How about this Bob is there any trouble with the score of the play?' 'It's all right' said Emslie. 'You've got the game. I don't see anything wrong with the play.' Matty then took me by the arm and we walked to the clubhouse confident that we had won the game.")
Apr 29, 1908 - The Braves rally to tie the Giants in the 5th then score runs in the 10th and 11th to beat Malarkey 7-6. Winning pitcher Irv Young scores the winning run when former Brave Fred Tenney drops a perfect throw at 1B.
Apr 22, 1908 - In the Giants home opener 25000 fans watch Brooklyn take a 2-1 lead into the 9th inning against Christy Mathewson. With Fred Tenney on 1B Mike Donlin a hold out all of last year then homers to give the Giants a 3-2 win.
Apr 18, 1908 - In Brooklyn's home opener the Superbas manage 6 hits against Mathewson and strike out 12 times. Newly acquired 1B Fred Tenney has two hits and a RBI as the Giants win 4-0.
Dec 13, 1907 - Friction between his catchers and the need to strengthen the Giants infield prompt John McGraw to trade Frank Bowerman‚ along with Bill Dahlen‚ Dan McGann‚ George Browne‚ and George Ferguson to Boston for young SS Al Bridwell‚ veteran 1B and recently fired manager Fred Tenney‚ and reserve C Tom Needham.
Sep 17, 1907 - The Giants drop their 3rd straight in Boston losing 6-3 at the South End Grounds. Losing 3-1 to Christy Mathewson Boston makes 5 hits including a triple by Fred Tenney off Matty in the 7th and scores 5 runs. Pittsburgh lead in the NL is now 4 1/2 games.
Oct 3, 1906 - A syndicate headed by Art Soden sells the last place Boston Beaneaters (NL) to George and John Dovey for $75000. The Dovey brothers will change the name of the team to the Doves but retain manager Fred Tenney who helped with the sale.
Sep 26, 1906 - Rookie OF John Cameron of Boston after one relief appearance gets a starting assignment against the Cardinals. Leadoff batter Tom O'Hara beats out an infield single. Al Burch's line drive hits Cameron in the head and caroms back on a ?y to C Jack O'Neill who throws to Fred Tenney at 1B doubling off O'Hara. Cameron retires with one assist and a headache as Boston loses 6-3. Cameron will play one more ML game the finale on October 5.
Oct 7, 1905 - After winning the opener 10-4 and clinching 7th place the Boston Beaneaters start OF Jim Delehanty on the mound in game 2. He gives up 5 hits in 2 innings but doesn't get a decision as the Beaneaters lose 11-7. Eighth place Brooklyn and Boston were 11-11 against each other. Beaneaters 1B Fred Tenney has one assist in the season's final game giving him an NL record of 152. The mark will be topped by Sid Bream of Pittsburgh with 166 in 1986.
Jul 12, 1905 - At Boston the Reds score 7 runs in the 6th to beat the Braves 15-3 in the first of 2. Rookie Charley Malay hits his only career homer a-3-run HR off Patsy Flaherty. Because of the intense heat Reds manager Joe Kelley wants game 2 to be limited to 7 innings but Boston manager Fred Tenney insists on 9: the Braves win 3-2. Tomorrow however game 2 of the DH will be postponed till August.
Aug 13, 1902 - In the 6th inning of a game with the Tigers Harry Davis of the A's attempts a double steal with Dave Fultz who is on 3B. But Davis does not draw a throw as he goes into 2B. On the next pitch he "steals" 1B without a throw by pitcher George Mullin. The next time he steals 2B he does draw a throw and in the rundown Fultz scores and Davis then reaches 2B with both getting credit for a steal. This double steal maneuver will be attempted in later years by Fred Tenney (July 31 1908) and Germany Schaefer (August 4 1911) though the details are contradictory. The Athletics plate 17 runs in the twinbill sweep while the Tigers never score.
Jul 7, 1899 - Fred Tenney of Boston celebrates the birth of his daughter by going 5-for-5 in an 8-3 win over New York.
May 31, 1897 - At Boston the home Nationals scores 25 runs on 29 hits to wallop St. Louis 25-5. Fred Tenney has 8 plate appearances scores 5 runs and goes 6-for-8 as the infield collects a NL record 18 hits. Chick Stahl also adds 5 runs.
Sep 3, 1896 - Boston hammers St. Louis again with 30 hits in a 28-7 win in the first game of a twin bill. Billy Hamilton Fred Tenney and Jimmy Collins each have 5 hits while Hugh Duffy's 4 hits include 2 HRs. Hamilton scores 5 runs. Boston wins game 2 8-3.
Jun 16, 1894 - Despite scoring 26 runs in the 3-game series Louisville is swept by Boston extending its losing streak to 18 games. The streak will reach 20 games before the Colonels manage to win. Tomorrow Fred Tenney star catcher of Brown University "volunteers" to play for Boston. He gets his first hit drives in 2 runs and scores before breaking his finger while catching in the 5th inning. He'll return to action in 5 weeks (as noted by Dixie Tourangeau).