Fred Tenney (tennefr01)
Fred Clay Tenney
played as Art Thompson
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
- School Brown University
- Debut April 28, 1884
- Final Game August 28, 1884
- Born July 9, 1859 in Marlborough, NH USA
- Died June 15, 1919 in Fall River, MA USA
Fred Clay Tenney pitched a number of games in the Union Association in 1884. He was originally listed in one boxscore as "Thompson", with a battery-mate named "Bill Rollinson", and the first name "Arthur" somehow became attached to him. However, both players were from Brown University and playing under assumed names that day. The catcher's real name was "William Winslow" and the pitcher was Tenney. To make matters more complicated, there was another player with a similar name on the team, OF/1B Tom Tinney, who became mistakenly listed as "Fred Tenney". And neither of these two players are the other Fred Tenney, whose career started in 1894, either.
"The probabilities are that Phil. Baker will captain the Washington National team, and Tenney, change pitcher, will be the business manager, while the club is traveling." - Sporting Life, Jan. 30, 1884, about Fred Tenney, who however pitched just one game for the Nationals
- "New Ballplayer Discovered", in Bill Carle, ed.: Biographical Research Committee Report, SABR, July/August 2017, p. 1.