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Tom Spencer (baseball)

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).

Tom Spencer
Doug Rader and Tom Spencer.jpeg
Spencer (right) sliding into third base safely in 1975.
Outfielder
Born: (1951-02-28) February 28, 1951 (age 68)
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
Runs3
Hits12
Teams

Early lifeEdit

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 managingEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  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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