Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, N.J., Saturday, November 25, 1916, Page Thirteen
Fred Tenney, Famous Old Star First Baseman, Is 45 Tomorrow
When it comes to knowledge of baseball, inside and outside, and from Alpha to Omega, why there isn’t a better bet than Fred Tenney, the famous old star first sacker. If you can induce Sir Frederick to tap his stock of diamond lore you are sure of getting an earful of wisdom. For some strange reason however, Tenney hasn’t been able to make his knowledge get him anywhere as manager of a club. Back in 1911 he piloted the Boston Nationals, and they finished eighth. As the Bean City Club had been cellar champs under his predecessor and continued to be such under Fred’s successor that was nothing against him. This year Tenney tackled the difficult job of putting Newark back on the International League map, and again his club won the booby prize. Tenney’s Indians started off as if they intended to tear the league into bits, but injuries and recalls by major leagues busted Tenney’s machine to smithereens, and after that the club just played out the schedule.
Top Row, L-R: Bobby Lowe, Shad Barry, Chick Stahl, Hugh Duffy, Boileryard Clarke, Middle Row, L-R: Nig Cuppy, Buck Freeman, Billy Sullivan, Bill Dinneen, Vic Willis, Ted Lewis., Bottom Row, L-R: Jack Clements, Billy Hamilton, Kid Nichols, Frank Selee (Mgr.), Herman Long, Fred Tenney, Jimmy Collins
Tenney will be forty-five years old tomorrow, as he was born in Georgetown, Mass., November 26, 1871. He broke into the big league with Boston in 1894 and during his first three seasons he was that rara avis, a southpaw backstop. In ’97 he was tried put at first base and won a regular berth at that position right from the jump. He stuck with the Boston club until 1906, when he was swapped to the Giants. He was released in 1910, and joined the Lowell club, returning to Boston as manager in 1911. It is unlikely that Tenney will manage Newark next year.