Thursday, January 9, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #64 - Gene Pentz

  • Gene Pentz had his last year in the majors in 1978. Pentz appeared in ten games for the Astros in April and May. He made his last appearance on May 3 and didn't pitch for the rest of the year. Pentz was put on the disabled list due to a bad back and then was released after the season.
  • Gene tried to come back with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979. Pentz pitched in the minors in the Pirates organization in 1979 and in 1980 and then pitched for the AAA Phoenix Giants in 1981, but he never made it back to the majors.
  • 1978 Stats: 0-0, 6.00 ERA in 10 games
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • April 16 - Pitched the 10th and 11th innings without allowing a run in Houston's 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds.