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George Spencer (baseball)

George Spencer
Pitcher
Born: (1926-07-07) July 7, 1926 (age 88)
Columbus, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 17, 1950 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1960 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 16–10
Earned run average 4.05
Innings pitched 251⅓
Teams

Career highlights and awards

George Elwell Spencer (born July 7, 1926, at Columbus, Ohio) is a retired American pitcher in Major League Baseball. A right-hander, he was primarily a relief pitcher for the New York Giants and the Detroit Tigers.[1] Spencer stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 215 pounds (98 kg).

A graduate of Bexley High School in Columbus and The Ohio State University, where he played quarterback on the OSU varsity football team,[2][3] Spencer was a key member of the 1951 Giants' pitching staff, leading the club in saves and winning ten of 14 decisions, including a key August start over the front-running Brooklyn Dodgers. The Giants would famously overcome a 13½-game, mid-August deficit to tie Brooklyn on the season's final day, then defeated the Dodgers for the National League pennant on Bobby Thomson's historic Game 3 home run.

References

External links

  • Baseball Reference major league statistics
  • Baseball Reference minor league statistics
  • Baseball Reference Bullpen biography
  • Retrosheet profile
  • Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics



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