Gene Tenace

Birth Name: Fiore Gino Tennaci

Place of Birth: Russellton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 10, 1946

*father – Italian
*mother – possibly English, German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote Dutch

Gene Tenace is an American professional baseball player and coach. A catcher and first baseman, he played for the Oakland Athletics, the San Diego Padres, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He also coached the Toronto Blue Jays of MLB.

Gene is the son of Ethel and Fiore Pietro Tennace.

Gene’s paternal grandfather was named Pietro/Petro Tenace. Pietro was born in San Marco in Lamis, Foggia, Apulia.

Gene’s paternal grandmother was named Lucy Del Conte/Delconti.

Gene’s maternal grandfather was named Walter Pennington.

Gene’s maternal grandmother was named Carrie Walker.

Source: Obituary of Gene’s mother –

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    likely maternal grandparents:

    it also includes some or distant German, Scots-Irish and remote Dutch

  2. andrew says:

    Pietro Tenace was born in San Marco in Lamis, Foggia, Apulia:

    Delconti-> Del Conte

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