George Spencer (baseball)
July 7, 1926 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 17, 1950 for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 1960 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||4.05|
|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. 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, 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.