Daryl Spencer

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Daryl Spencer
Born: (1928-07-13)July 13, 1928
Wichita, Kansas
Died: January 2, 2017(2017-01-02) (aged 88)
Wichita, Kansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 17, 1952, for the New York Giants
NPB: 1964, for the Hankyu Braves
Last appearance
MLB: July 11, 1963, for the Cincinnati Reds
NPB: 1972, for the Hankyu Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average .244
Home runs 105
Runs batted in 428
NPB statistics
Batting average .275
Home runs 152
Runs batted in 391

Daryl Dean Spencer (July 13, 1928 – January 2, 2017) was a professional baseball player. He was a utility infielder, playing shortstop, second base, and third base in the major leagues from 1952 to 1963. He played for the New York Giants, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and Los Angeles Dodgers. On April 15, 1958, he hit the first home run in San Francisco Giants history in an 8-0 victory over the Dodgers.

He later played for the Hankyu Braves in the Pacific League in Japan between 1964 and 1972. He was inducted into the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.[1]

Spencer died on January 2, 2017, at the age of 88.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Wichita baseball legend Daryl Spencer dies". The Wichita Eagle. January 2, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2017.

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