Doug Jennings

1989 Topps

Jennings played for five seasons in the majors, with his tenure taking place between the years 1988 and 1993. In 189 games he hit .202 with five home runs. Jennings spent most of his career with the Oakland A’s. However, the 42 games he played for the Chicago Cubs in 1993 proved to be his best stretch in the majors, as he hit .250 with two home runs.

Jennings played for Oakland in the 1990 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. His lone plate appearance came in Game 1 when he pinch hit for A’s starter Dave Stewart in the top of the fifth inning. Jennings singled off Jose Rijo, but was forced out at second base on a Rickey Henderson ground ball. The A’s lost the game 7-0 and the series in four games.

When his MLB career ended, Jennings went on to play for the Orix BlueWave in the Nippon Professional Baseball league. In Japan he teamed with future major league star Ichiro to help Orix reach the NPB series in 1995 and 1996. The team won the championship in 1996.

Doug Jennings – career stats

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  1. I saw Doug Jennings play for the Midland RockHounds, the A’s AA team in the Texas League in the mid-’80’s, vs the Frisco Roughriders. Doug was a highly-touted prospect at the time and I drafted him into my farm system in my Rotisserie League.

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