AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Being immersed in baseball history is nothing new for 14-year old Sean Tenney. He's been doing it since he was three. His personal project is now helping hime become a part of if.
The boy from Augusta has sent over 100 letters to former Major League Baseball players with questions tailored specifically to their careers after he researched them. So far 44 have responded with playing careers dating back to 1940. Some have sent back autgraphed photos or cards. The wife of Robert Smith, who played from 1955-59 for the Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Tigers, wrote Tenney a letter stating her husband had died the day letter arrived.
In the process, the 8th grader who has hopes of one day working in the Majors himself, has befriended several of these former big leaguers and is actually filling in some gaps for them.
Tenney's blood has bled baseball since the day he was born. He's the great great great nephew of Fred Tenney, who amassed 2,231 hits in his 18-year career.