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Birth Date:June 4, 1957
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Rooster - Yang
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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Tony Pena

Biography:Tony Pena Antonio Francisco Peña Padilla, widely known as Tony Peña (born June 4, 1957 in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He was the manager of the Kansas City Royals between 2002 and 2005.

In his player career, Peña was known for his defensive skills with the Pirates, Cardinals, Red Sox, Indians, White Sox and Astros. He won four Gold Glove Awards and was a five-time All-Star.

Peña had a great hitting National League Championship Series and World Series in 1987, going 17-for-43 in that postseason, with 4 RBIs in the WS.

In an 18-season career, he was a .260 batter with 107 home runs and 708 RBIs in 1988 games. He had 1687 hits in 6489 at bats.

Hired in 2002 to replace Tony Muser (John Mizerock had served as interim manager), Peña took Royals fans for a ride in 2003, taking a 7-game lead by the All-Star break before settling into a third-place finish in the American League Central Division, with a record of 83-79. It was their first season with a winning record since the strike-shortened 1994 season. He was selected as American League Manager of the Year.

Peña's Royals were less successful in 2004, finishing in last place in the Central Division of the American League with 104 losses. He resigned as manager of the Royals after a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on May 10, 2005, as the Royals had the worst record in the American League at 8-25. He was replaced by interim manager Bob Schaefer.

Peña has also led professional baseball team Aguilas Cibaeñas in his native Dominican Republic's Winter league to Caribeean Series Title against Winter League champions from Puerto Rico, Mexico and Venezuela.

On November 3, 2005, Peña was named first base coach of the New York Yankees.

He is the father of Atlanta Braves player Tony Peña.

See also

Players from Dominican Republic in MLB

Chinese Horoscope for Tony Pena
Includes characteristics and Vices
Tony Pena's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 31, 1957 - February 17, 1958
Birthday: June 4, 1957

The Rooster is a Yang,
and is the Tenth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Blind Faith

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Tony Pena's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: June 4, 1957

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Tony Pena's Growth Tarot Card The Star

Birthday: June 4, 2023

Hope, promise, renewal, and light after darkness.




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