|Born:September 28, 1901|
|Died: January 4, 1987 85) (aged|
|May 5, 1930, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 27, 1939, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Runs batted in||65|
George Anthony Rensa (September 29, 1901 – January 4, 1987) was a Major League Baseball player. Rensa played for the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago White Sox. He batted and threw right-handed.
He was born in Parsons, Pennsylvania and died in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
In 200 games over six seasons, Rensa posted a .261 batting average (134-for-514) with 71 runs, 7 home runs, 65 RBI and 57 bases on balls. Defensively, he recorded a .965 fielding percentage as a catcher.
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