Charlie Spikes

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Charlie Spikes
Right fielder
Born: (1951-01-23) January 23, 1951 (age 63)
Bogalusa, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 1, 1972 for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1980 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Batting average .246
Home runs 65
Runs batted in 256
Teams

Leslie Charles Spikes (born January 23, 1951, in Bogalusa, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player from 1972 to 1980 for the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, and Atlanta Braves. He also played 26 games for the Chunichi Dragons in Japan in 1981. He mostly played the outfield. His playing career nickname was "The Bogalusa Bomber."

Spikes was drafted in the first round of the 1969 Major League Baseball Draft by the Yankees. He made his major league debut with the Yankees in 1972. Following the 1972 season, he was traded by the Yankees with John Ellis, Jerry Kenney and Rusty Torres to the Indians for Graig Nettles and Jerry Moses. He played for the Indians through the 1977 season, when he was traded to the Tigers for Tom Veryzer.

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