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).
Spencer (right) sliding into third base safely in 1975.
|Born: February 28, 1951|
|July 17, 1978, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 26, 1978, for the Chicago White Sox|
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. 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.
- "JetHawks Announce Tom Spencer as 2011 Manager". Lancaster JetHawks - News - Press Releases. 9 December 2010.
- "Tom Spencer Statistics". The Baseball Cube. 26 January 2008.
- "Tom Spencer Statistics". Baseball-Reference. 26 January 2008.
- "Tom Spencer - BR Bullpen". BR-Bullpen. 26 January 2008.
- Baseball Almanac
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