George Spencer (baseball)
July 7, 1926|
|Died: September 10, 2014
|August 17, 1950, for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 26, 1960, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Earned run average||4.05|
|Innings pitched||251 1⁄3|
|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. 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, 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 13 1⁄2-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.
- "George Spencer Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
- "Lost Lettermen.com". Retrieved December 10, 2016.
- Park, Jack, The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia, page 221
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Baseball Reference Bullpen biography
- Retrosheet profile
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League statistics
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