Tony Pena Stats

Tony Pena was born on Tuesday, June 4, 1957, in Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic. Pena was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 1, 1980, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Tony Pena baseball stats page.

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"Tony (Pena) made it fun for everybody (on the 2003 K.C. Royals) because of his personality. We went through so many injuries this year and yet different guys kept stepping up and giving us a chance to win. Tony set the tone for that. It's amazing how far our team came in one season. We went from losing 100 games to being in first place for a large part of the year. Tony was definitely a difference maker. He deserves to be the Manager of the Year." - Centerfielder Carlos Beltran

Tony Pena

Tony Pena Autograph on a 1991 Fleer (#37)

Tony Pena Autograph on a 1991 Fleer (#37)

Birth Name:
Antonio Francisco Peña Padilla
Nickname:
Tony
Born On:
06-04-1957  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
181
First Game:
09-01-1980 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-28-1997
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Tony Pena Pitching Stats

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Tony Pena Hitting Stats

1980 23 Pirates 8 21 1 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 .429 .429 .571
1981 24 Pirates 66 210 16 63 9 1 2 0 17 8 2 23 2 2 1 4 .300 .326 .381
1982 25 Pirates 138 497 53 147 28 4 11 1 63 17 3 57 3 2 4 17 .296 .323 .435
1983 26 Pirates 151 542 51 163 22 3 15 0 70 31 8 73 6 1 0 13 .301 .338 .435
1984 27 Pirates 147 546 77 156 27 2 15 2 78 36 5 79 4 2 4 14 .286 .333 .425
1985 28 Pirates 147 546 53 136 27 2 10 0 59 29 4 67 7 5 0 19 .249 .284 .361
1986 29 Pirates 144 510 56 147 26 2 10 0 52 53 6 69 0 1 1 21 .288 .356 .406
1987 30 Cardinals 116 384 40 82 13 4 5 0 44 36 9 54 2 2 1 19 .214 .281 .307
1988 31 Cardinals 149 505 55 133 23 1 10 0 51 33 11 60 3 4 1 12 .263 .308 .372
1989 32 Cardinals 141 424 36 110 17 2 4 0 37 35 19 33 2 1 2 19 .259 .318 .337
1990 33 Red Sox 143 491 62 129 19 1 7 0 56 43 3 71 2 3 1 23 .263 .322 .348
1991 34 Red Sox 141 464 45 107 23 2 5 0 48 37 1 53 4 3 4 23 .231 .291 .321
1992 35 Red Sox 133 410 39 99 21 1 1 0 38 24 0 61 13 2 1 11 .241 .284 .305
1993 36 Red Sox 126 304 20 55 11 0 4 0 19 25 0 46 13 3 2 12 .181 .246 .257
1994 37 Indians 40 112 18 33 8 1 2 0 10 9 0 11 3 2 0 6 .295 .341 .438
1995 38 Indians 91 263 25 69 15 0 5 0 28 14 1 44 1 0 1 9 .262 .302 .376
1996 39 Indians 67 174 14 34 4 0 1 0 27 15 0 25 3 3 0 8 .195 .255 .236
1997 40 White Sox 31 67 4 11 1 0 0 0 8 8 0 13 0 1 0 3 .164 .250 .179
1997 40 Astros 9 19 2 4 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 .211 .273 .368
18 Years 1,988 6,489 667 1,687 298 27 107 3 708 455 72 846 68 38 23 234 .260 .309 .364

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Tony Pena Fielding Stats

1980 Pirates C 6 5 137 42 7.0 40 38 2 2 0 0 6 2 .952 7.88
1981 Pirates C 64 54 1,517 332 5.2 327 286 41 5 10 5 27 20 .985 5.82
1982 Pirates C 137 127 3,460 868 6.3 852 763 89 16 6 10 80 57 .982 6.65
1983 Pirates C 149 144 213 1,075 7.2 1,066 976 90 9 9 7 0 710 .992 135.13
1984 Pirates C 146 139 381 999 6.8 990 895 95 9 15 6 0 6 .991 70.16
1985 Pirates 1B 1 0 3 5 5.0 5 3 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 45.00
1985 Pirates C 146 141 414 1,034 7.1 1,022 922 100 12 9 6 0 6 .988 66.65
1986 Pirates 1B 4 2 45 14 3.5 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.40
1986 Pirates C 139 133 3,561 927 6.7 909 810 99 18 13 2 109 70 .981 6.89
1987 Cardinals 1B 4 0 18 7 1.8 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.50
1987 Cardinals C 112 103 2,778 674 6.0 666 615 51 8 8 14 71 27 .988 6.47
1987 Cardinals RF 2 2 45 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1988 Cardinals 1B 3 2 51 22 7.3 21 19 2 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .955 11.12
1988 Cardinals C 142 133 633 852 6.0 847 777 70 5 8 8 8 89 .994 36.13
1989 Cardinals C 134 125 630 746 5.6 744 674 70 2 13 5 5 90 .997 31.89
1989 Cardinals RF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1990 Red Sox 1B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1990 Red Sox C 142 133 363 943 6.6 938 864 74 5 13 6 0 6 .995 69.77
1991 Red Sox C 140 132 342 929 6.6 924 864 60 5 15 5 0 5 .995 72.95
1992 Red Sox C 132 122 3,252 849 6.4 843 786 57 6 12 7 7 80 .993 7.00
1993 Red Sox C 125 102 2,746 755 6.0 751 698 53 4 8 5 52 31 .995 7.38
1994 Indians C 40 31 900 227 5.7 226 209 17 1 2 4 25 11 .996 6.78
1995 Indians C 91 78 2,109 551 6.1 544 508 36 7 6 6 86 18 .987 6.96
1996 Indians C 67 50 1,369 366 5.5 363 336 27 3 6 4 28 17 .992 7.16
1997 White Sox 3B 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1997 White Sox C 30 21 574 151 5.0 151 143 8 0 2 5 25 3 1.000 7.10
1997 Astros C 8 6 156 54 6.8 54 48 6 0 1 0 8 1 1.000 9.35
C Totals 1,950 1,779 25,535 12,374 6.3 12,257 11,212 1,045 117 156 105 537 1,249 .991 12.96
1B Totals 13 4 120 50 3.8 49 45 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .980 11.03
RF Totals 3 2 48 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
3B Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
18 Years 1,967 1,785 25,709 12,428 6.3 12,310 11,261 1,049 118 157 105 537 1,249 .991 12.93

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Tony Pena Miscellaneous Stats

1980 Pirates 0 1 .000 2 0 n/a 0.0 5.3 21.0 - - -
1981 Pirates 1 2 .333 2 0 n/a 105.0 9.1 12.4 - - -
1982 Pirates 2 5 .286 0 1 n/a 45.2 8.7 7.9 - - -
1983 Pirates 6 7 .462 3 0 n/a 36.1 7.4 7.7 - - -
1984 Pirates 12 8 .600 1 0 n/a 36.4 6.9 7.0 - - -
1985 Pirates 12 8 .600 0 0 n/a 54.6 8.1 9.3 - - -
1986 Pirates 9 10 .474 7 1 n/a 51.0 7.4 9.8 - - -
1987 Cardinals 6 1 .857 4 0 n/a 76.8 7.1 8.7 - - -
1988 Cardinals 6 2 .750 8 1 n/a 50.5 8.4 9.9 - - -
1989 Cardinals 5 3 .625 9 0 n/a 106.0 12.8 11.5 - - -
1990 Red Sox 8 6 .571 5 2 0 70.1 6.9 8.8 - - -
1991 Red Sox 8 3 .727 1 0 0 92.8 8.8 9.7 - - -
1992 Red Sox 3 2 .600 1 2 0 410.0 6.7 10.8 - - -
1993 Red Sox 1 3 .250 0 2 1 76.0 6.6 16.0 - - -
1994 Indians 0 1 .000 0 0 0 56.0 10.2 11.2 - - -
1995 Indians 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 52.6 6.0 9.4 - - -
1996 Indians 0 1 .000 0 0 0 174.0 7.0 6.4 - - -
1997 White Sox 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 5.2 8.4 - - -
1997 Astros 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0.0 6.3 9.5 - - -
18 Years 80 63 .559 45 9 1 60.6 7.7 9.2 - - -

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Tony Pena Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1980 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 $32,500.00 - -
1981 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 $35,500.00 - -
1982 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 $72,500.00 Stats -
1983 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 $365,000.00 - -
1984 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 $700,000.00 Stats -
1985 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 $1,075,000.00 Stats -
1986 Pittsburgh Pirates 6 $1,225,000.00 Stats -
1987 St. Louis Cardinals 26 $1,150,500.00 - Stats
1988 St. Louis Cardinals 26 $1,100,000.00 - -
1989 St. Louis Cardinals 26 $1,220,000.00 Stats -
1990 Boston Red Sox 6 $1,700,000.00 - -
1991 Boston Red Sox 6 $2,300,000.00 - -
1992 Boston Red Sox 6 $2,400,000.00 - -
1993 Boston Red Sox 6 $2,200,000.00 - -
1994 Cleveland Indians 17 $400,000.00 - n/a
1995 Cleveland Indians 17 $516,666.00 - Stats
1996 Cleveland Indians 17 $558,333.00 - -
1997 Chicago White Sox 29 $425,000.00 - -
1997 Houston Astros 4 "     " - -

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Did you know that Tony Pena, who had an incredibly strong arm and is often best remembered for his unique catching style (one leg facing straight out / one knee tucked-in to the side), ended his career behind the plate, hanging up his tools of ignorance, with 1,950 games caught - fourth most amongst catchers at the time of his retirement and 156 double plays - fifth most amongst catchers at the time of his retirement?
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Tony Pena Catching Stance | Photoshop by Baseball Almanac

Tony Pena won four Gold Gloves , went to five All-Star Games ( 1982 , 1984 , 1985 , 1986 , 1989 ), caught the most games in a season amongst catchers in his league five times (1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991), had the most putouts five times (1983, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1992), turned the most double plays four times (1984, 1989, 1991, 1992), caught the most baserunners stealing three times (1984, 1989, 1991), had the highest fielding percentage two times (1988, 1989) and recorded the most assists two times (1984, 1985)!

Tony Pena (2006-2009) and Francisco Pena (2014) are two of Tony Pena's three children and his brother, Ramon Pena , also made it to the show in 1989. A true baseball family.

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