Tom Spencer (baseball)

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Tom Spencer
Outfielder
Born: (1951-02-28) February 28, 1951 (age 66)
Gallipolis, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 17, 1978, for the Chicago White Sox
Last MLB appearance
August 26, 1978, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .185
Runs 3
Hits 12
Teams

Hubert Thomas Spencer (born February 28, 1951) is a retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He played during one season at the major league level for the Chicago White Sox. After his playing career, he began a career managing in the minor leagues. He managed three teams to their league championships: the Asheville Tourists (1984), Geneva Cubs (1987), and Charlotte Knights (1997).

Early life[edit]

Spencer was born in Gallipolis, Ohio and graduated from Gallia Academy High School.[1] He played college baseball at the University of Rio Grande.[2]

Coaching and managing[edit]

Spencer was the first base coach for the Cleveland Indians in 1998 and 1989. In 2003, Spencer was named the manager of the Memphis Redbirds, the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. However, he was replaced as skipper by Danny Sheaffer in the middle of the 2003 season.[3] It was announced on December 9, 2010 that Spencer was named as the manager of the Lancaster JetHawks, the Advanced Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, for the 2011 season.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Spencer". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tom Spencer Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ Parkinson, Kyle New Manager for 'Birds in 2007 minorleaguebaseball.com, September 15, 2006 (accessed September 3, 2010)
  4. ^ [1]

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