About Tony Pena Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Antonio Francisco Pena Padilla is a former Major League Baseball catcher. The father of Tony Pena Jr., who is presently in the game with the Giants double-A team after converting to pitcher. He was the manager of the Kansas City Royals between 2002, 2005 and currently the bench coach for the NY Yankees.
Tony Pena as widely known was born on June 04, 1957 in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic. He is married to Amaris and has three kids. His daughter Jennifer Amaris, came 6th place in Miss Dominican Republic in 2008 and won Miss RD USA in 2007.
During his career as a player, he was known for his defensive skills and for his habit of sitting on the ground when there were no runners on base with one leg out to the side. In an arrangement some call the hurdler’s position. He did this to help his pitchers keep their pitches low in the strike zone. In his career as to say, he was a .260 batter with 107 home runs and 708 RBIs in 1,988 games for the record.
After he became a successful player, he led a professional baseball team (Aguilas Cibaenas) to 2 domestic championships in 1998, 2000 and a Caribbean World Series title in 2001. He was hired by the Royals in 2002 and had served as interim manager. He was given a trophy for being the manager of the Year with the American League. Pena resigned as a manager of the Royals after a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays but named first base coach of the NY Yankees on November of 2005.
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