Renaldo “Rennie” Stennett was born in Colon, Panama in 1951. The Stennett family lived on Building # 285 in “Dust Bowl” where Rennie excelled in various sports. His talents distinguished him as “Most Athletic” in his Paraiso High School Senior Class. His Major League Baseball debut came in 1971 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. … In September of that year, Stennett played in “The First All-Black Starting Lineup in Major League History”. He led off the game and the Pirates beat the Phillies by a score of 10 to 7. This “Gyambo Boy” also shared in their World Series Victory in 1979. In another September, in 1975, Rennie became the third of only three players in Major League Baseball History to record seven hits in a single game (The second player to accomplish this fete in a nine-inning game). Also known for his defensive skills at short stop, second base as well as all three outfield positions, he was signed by The San Francisco Giants for the last two years of his baseball career (1980 & 1981).
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