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Joseph Charles Orengo
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- Debut April 18, 1939
- Final Game September 25, 1945
- Born November 29, 1914 in San Francisco, CA USA
- Died July 24, 1988 in San Francisco, CA USA
 Biographical Information
California native Joe Orengo spent thirteen seasons in professional baseball from 1934 to 1946.
The all-around infielder played six years in the majors, with substantial numbers of games at all four of the infield spots (first, second, short and third), playing more at third than elsewhere. Joe's top year came in 1940 with the St. Louis Cardinals when he hit .287 in 129 games. He was with five different clubs during his major league time, hitting for a .238 average with 17 home runs in 366 games.
When not in the majors, he was in the minors from 1934 to 1946, spending 1937-39 with the Sacramento Solons of the Pacific Coast League. It was with the Solons that he had his best year in the minors, hitting at a .277 clip with 18 home runs in 1938. During his run in the minor leagues, Orengo hit at a .266 average with 89 home runs in 1,130 games.
|1946||Salt Lake City Bees||Pioneer||1||76-54||.585||-||Joe Orengo|
|1948||Sacramento Solons||Pacific Coast||8||75-113||.399||39||Joe Orengo / Earl Sheely|
|1949||Yakima Bears||Western International||1||99-51||.660||-||Joe Orengo|
|1950||Yakima Bears||Western International||1||92-58||.613||-||Joe Orengo|