George Spencer (baseball)

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George Spencer
Pitcher
Born: (1926-07-07)July 7, 1926
Bexley, Ohio
Died: September 10, 2014(2014-09-10) (aged 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
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 16–10
Earned run average 4.05
Innings pitched 25113
Teams
Career highlights and awards

George Elwell Spencer (July 7, 1926 – September 10, 2014) was an 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 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 1312-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[edit]

  1. ^ "George Spencer Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lost Lettermen.com". Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Park, Jack, The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia, page 221

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