Carlos Peña

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Carlos Felipe Peña

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Biographical Information[edit]

Carlos Peña had a 118 OPS+ and 285 homers in 13 seasons in the majors, also drawing 813 walks. He led the league once in homers and made one All-Star team. Pena whiffed at least 140 times for seven seasons.

In 2008, he became the 10th player to hit walk-off home runs for four different teams - the Oakland A's, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.

When he left the Rays after his second go-round with the team at the end of the 2012 season, he was the franchise's all-time leader in home runs with 163. He was caught and passed by Evan Longoria in 2014.

Carlos joined the MLB Network as a studio analyst following his retirement in 2014. He called games at the 2017 CWS Super Regionals for ESPN and was a fill-in broadcaster for Boston Red Sox games on NESN, beginning with the 2019 season. He became eligible for the Hall of Fame in its 2020 election but did not receive a single vote and was dropped from the ballot.

Pena's brother Omar Pena was a minor league infielder [1].

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL All-Star (2009)
  • AL Gold Glove Winner (2008)
  • AL Silver Slugger Award Winner (2007)
  • 2007 AL Comeback Player of the Year
  • AL Home Runs Leader (2009)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 6 (2004 & 2007-2011)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 3 (2007-2009)
  • 40-Home Run Seasons: 1 (2007)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 3 (2007-2009)

Further Reading[edit]

  • Eric Chesterton: "The Absurd Hall of Fame Case: Carlos Peña: He was an original Moneyball player",, January 11, 2020. [2]

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