Orlando Peña

1959 Topps

Primarily pitching out of the bullpen, the Cuban-born Peña enjoyed a 14-year stint in the major leagues. He broke in with Cincinnati in 1958 and after three years with the Reds he embarked on a baseball odyssey that would see him play for seven more teams over the remaining 11 years of his career. Peña had two seasons where he was primarily a starter and he won 12 games each time for the Kansas City A’s. He broke the 100-inning pitched mark five times in his career. He finished his career with a 56-77 record and a 3.71 ERA. Following his retirement, he served as a scout for the Tigers.


Ortiz, Peña’s favorite player, was an outfielder in Cuba who later played sparingly for the Washington Senators and Philadelphia A’s from 1941-1950.

Orlando Peña – career stats

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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