May 25, 1968 |
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
|June 27, 1992, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 17, 1994, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Runs batted in||2|
A multi-sport star in high school, Pennyfeather turned down a football scholarship with Syracuse University in order to play baseball at that same school. After his sophomore year at Syracuse, Pennyfeather signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1988 as an undrafted amateur free agent and began his professional career with the Pirates' affiliate in the Gulf Coast League.
Listed at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall, weighing 195 pounds, and batting and throwing right-handed, Pennyfeather made his major league debut on June 27, 1992. During his major league career he appeared in 40 games over those three years and collected nine hits, including a double.
Pennyfeather continued to play professionally after the end of his major league career. He played for the minor league affiliates of the Anaheim Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as the Taipei Gida of the Taiwan Major League, the Broncos de Reynosa of the Mexican League, and teams in the independent Northern League and Atlantic League. He is one of only three players who played in the Atlantic League in each of its first ten seasons.
2006 was Pennyfeather's final season, during which he played for the Newark Bears of the Atlantic League. He went out on a high note, as he was honored as Newark Bears Player of the Year, and was also a member of the Atlantic League All-Star team. The Bears honored him with an in-game ceremony on September 21, 2006, during their final home game of the season.