Rennie Stennett Stats

Rennie Stennett was born on Thursday, April 5, 1951, in Colon, Colon, Panama. Stennett was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on July 10, 1971, 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 Rennie Stennett baseball stats page.

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"The Pirates entered the bottom of the 8th inning trailing 5-3 ( box score ). In the top of that same inning, the Giants Darrell Evans broke a 3-3 tie when he blasted a 2-run homer off Rich Gossage . The Bucs wanted to get those runs back and were threatening when Stennett stepped to the plate. With 2 men on, Stennett ripped an RBI single scoring Dave Parker from third. Now losing just 5-4, the Pirates sent in pinch-hitter Ed Ott . Ott hit a grounder toward first and Stennett took off for second. Giants ' first baseman Willy McCovey grabbed the ball and, instead of throwing it to second base for the force, stepped on first to get Ott . In the meantime, Stennett, unaware of McCovey's decision not to get the leading runner, prepared for a hard slide into second. However, half-way through his attempt, Giants shortstop Tim Foli barked at Stennett that there would be no play on him. As Stennett let up on his slide, he caught his right foot on the hard turf and fell over. As he hit the ground, he yelled in an excruciating manner. Foli immediately waved to the Pirate bench for help. By now Stennett was rolling around in pain, clenching a fractured and dislocated ankle. Teammates Fernando Gonzalez and Frank Tavares were first on the scene. However, as they saw the twisted, protruding bone ready to pop the skin, they turned their heads away." - Author Stephen Mulligan in Were You There? (Page 87)

Rennie Stennett

Rennie Stennett Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#438)

Rennie Stennett Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#438)

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Birth Name:
Renaldo Antonio Stennett Porte
Nickname:
Rennie
Born On:
04-05-1951  (Aries)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Colon, Colon, Panama
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Paraiso High School (Colon, Panama)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
175
First Game:
07-10-1971 (Age 20)
Last Game:
08-24-1981
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Rennie Stennett Pitching Stats

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Rennie Stennett Hitting Stats

1971 20 Pirates 50 153 24 54 5 4 1 0 15 7 0 9 3 2 0 2 .353 .377 .458
1972 21 Pirates 109 370 43 106 14 5 3 0 30 9 1 43 0 0 2 16 .286 .307 .376
1973 22 Pirates 128 466 45 113 18 3 10 0 55 16 3 63 4 5 0 8 .242 .265 .358
1974 23 Pirates 157 673 84 196 29 3 7 0 56 32 8 51 7 7 2 16 .291 .322 .374
1975 24 Pirates 148 616 89 176 25 7 7 0 62 33 1 42 6 5 4 15 .286 .324 .383
1976 25 Pirates 157 654 59 168 31 9 2 0 60 19 2 32 4 4 1 15 .257 .277 .341
1977 26 Pirates 116 453 53 152 20 4 5 0 51 29 4 24 3 3 2 7 .336 .376 .430
1978 27 Pirates 106 333 30 81 9 2 3 1 35 13 6 22 1 2 2 9 .243 .274 .309
1979 28 Pirates 108 319 31 76 13 2 0 0 24 24 6 25 2 3 0 11 .238 .289 .292
1980 29 Giants 120 397 34 97 13 2 2 0 37 22 10 31 2 2 2 10 .244 .286 .302
1981 30 Giants 38 87 8 20 0 0 1 0 7 3 0 6 1 0 1 3 .230 .264 .264
11 Years 1,237 4,521 500 1,239 177 41 41 1 432 207 41 348 33 33 16 112 .274 .306 .359

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Rennie Stennett Fielding Stats

1971 Pirates 2B 36 33 795 197 5.5 188 82 106 9 22 n/a n/a n/a .954 6.38
1972 Pirates 2B 49 47 1,275 298 6.1 291 129 162 7 42 n/a n/a n/a .977 6.16
1972 Pirates CF 5 4 120 12 2.4 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
1972 Pirates LF 31 21 558 47 1.5 45 43 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .957 2.18
1972 Pirates RF 10 5 159 10 1.0 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.70
1972 Pirates SS 6 0 60 15 2.5 14 5 9 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .933 6.30
1973 Pirates 2B 84 77 2,025 467 5.6 458 210 248 9 64 n/a n/a n/a .981 6.11
1973 Pirates LF 3 1 36 4 1.3 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1973 Pirates RF 2 0 12 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1973 Pirates SS 43 29 828 172 4.0 167 67 100 5 20 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.45
1974 Pirates 2B 154 153 4,131 935 6.1 916 441 475 19 115 n/a n/a n/a .980 5.99
1974 Pirates RF 2 2 54 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.50
1975 Pirates 2B 144 144 3,798 860 6.0 842 379 463 18 98 n/a n/a n/a .979 5.99
1976 Pirates 2B 157 156 4,185 950 6.1 932 430 502 18 111 n/a n/a n/a .981 6.01
1976 Pirates SS 4 0 42 7 1.8 6 2 4 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .857 3.86
1977 Pirates 2B 113 112 3,036 595 5.3 584 269 315 11 70 n/a n/a n/a .982 5.19
1978 Pirates 2B 80 79 1,962 383 4.8 372 164 208 11 40 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.12
1978 Pirates 3B 6 6 114 12 2.0 10 3 7 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.37
1979 Pirates 2B 102 84 2,349 466 4.6 454 172 282 12 63 n/a n/a n/a .974 5.22
1980 Giants 2B 111 103 2,721 552 5.0 537 244 293 15 53 n/a n/a n/a .973 5.33
1981 Giants 2B 19 18 480 94 4.9 94 48 46 0 9 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.29
2B Totals 1,049 1,006 26,757 5,797 5.5 5,668 2,568 3,100 129 687 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.72
SS Totals 53 29 930 194 3.7 187 74 113 7 22 n/a n/a n/a .964 5.43
LF Totals 34 22 594 51 1.5 49 47 2 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .961 2.23
RF Totals 14 7 225 15 1.1 15 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
3B Totals 6 6 114 12 2.0 10 3 7 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .833 2.37
CF Totals 5 4 120 12 2.4 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.70
11 Years 1,161 1,074 28,740 6,081 5.2 5,941 2,719 3,222 140 710 n/a n/a n/a .977 5.58

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Rennie Stennett Miscellaneous Stats

1971 Pirates 1 1 .500 15 0 n/a 153.0 17.0 10.2 - - -
1972 Pirates 4 3 .571 22 3 n/a 123.3 8.6 12.3 - - -
1973 Pirates 2 3 .400 17 1 n/a 46.6 7.4 8.5 - - -
1974 Pirates 8 9 .471 2 0 n/a 96.1 13.2 12.0 - - -
1975 Pirates 5 4 .556 4 0 n/a 88.0 14.7 9.9 - - -
1976 Pirates 18 6 .750 1 0 n/a 327.0 20.4 10.9 - - -
1977 Pirates 28 18 .609 3 1 n/a 90.6 18.9 8.9 - - -
1978 Pirates 2 1 .667 21 0 n/a 111.0 15.1 9.5 - - -
1979 Pirates 1 4 .200 8 2 n/a 0.0 12.8 13.3 - - -
1980 Giants 4 4 .500 13 0 n/a 198.5 12.8 10.7 - - -
1981 Giants 2 1 .667 20 0 n/a 87.0 14.5 12.4 - - -
11 Years 75 54 .581 126 7 n/a 110.3 13.0 10.5 - - -

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Rennie Stennett Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Did you know that Rennie Stennett is the only Major League player during the 20th century to have seven hits in seven at bats in a nine-inning game ? On September 16, 1975 , Stennett collected a lead-off double, off Rick Reuschel , and scored, then a single in the same inning, off Tom Dettore , and eventually scored again. In the third, Stennett collected his third hit in as many at-bats, another single off Dettore , another run scored. In the fifth, a second lead-off double, surrendered by Dettore , who didn't make it through the inning. Now facing Buddy Schultz , Rennie had the same results, adding a fourth single to his stats. Then in the eighth, facing Rick's brother Paul Reuschel , Stennett tripled for a record tying seven hits - a feat yet to be matched during a 9-inning game through today.

The only other player in baseball history with seven-hits in seven at-bats during a nine-inning game was Wilbert Robinson, on June 10, 1892. [ Hits in a Game Records ]

Rennie Stennett 7-Hits Game
Rennie Stennent 7-Hits Game | New-Journal | September 19, 1975 | Page 27
Rennie Stennett was the fourth player born in Panama (twentieth in baseball history) to take the field for the Pittsburgh Pirates , joining Dave Roberts , Manny Sanguillen and Ed Acosta .

90. Rennie Stennett

The Pirates farm system in the years 1969-1976 was churning out players like newspapers, producing at least 15 top-100 players-- Manny Sanguillen , Al Oliver , Richie Hebner , Fred Patek , Dave Parker and Richie Zisk , to name a few.

Stennett, a native of Panama , played the outfield in the minors in 1969 and 1970, converted to second base in 1971, and was so impressive that by the end of the season he was the Pirates regular second baseman, blasting aside Dave Cash , who had spent three years being groomed as ( Bill ) Mazeroski's successor.

Stennett forced the Pirates to trade not only Cash , but also Willie Randolph . In 1974 he had 196 hits, fifth in the National League, plus he probably has as much range as any major league second baseman of that era.

Source of Excerpt: Bill James. The New Bill James Historical Abstract . Free Press. June 13, 2003. Page 530.

On September 17, 1975 , the day after Stennett went 7-for-7, he led off the game with a single, then in the third inning, another lead-off single, before he flied out to center field in the fourth inning, nine straights hits - tying himself with Willie Stargell and Max Carey , each one shy of the Pittsburgh Pirates record for most consecutive hits (10), set originally by Jake Stenzel in 1893, then tied by Kiki Cuyler in 1925.

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