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Hubert Thomas Spencer

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Tom Spencer played one season in the major leagues, with the Chicago White Sox in 1978. He played in 29 games with 15 starts. He got off to a hot start after making his debut on July 17th. He was hitting .303 (10 for 33) after his first 12 games then went 2 for 32 in his next 11 games to finish the season at .185. He had a three-hit game on July 25th against the Milwaukee Brewers. He started the game batting seventh and playing centerfield. He also hit his only career double in that game against Andy Replogle.

In 1989, Spencer played for the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association and hit .250 in 57 games.

Since retiring as a player, Spencer has managed ten seasons in the minor leagues and was International League Manager of the Year in 1999, when he led the Charlotte Knights to a championship.

He was also a coach with the Cleveland Indians in 1988 and 1989, the New York Mets in 1991, and the Houston Astros in 1992 and 1993. Since 2004, he has been an instructor in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1983 Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League 64-80 9th (t) Houston Astros
1984 Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League 73-70 5th Houston Astros League Champs
1985 Pittsfield Cubs Eastern League 59-79 7th Chicago Cubs
1986 Pittsfield Cubs Eastern League 76-64 3rd Chicago Cubs Lost in 1st round
1987 Geneva Cubs New York-Penn League 48-28 1st Chicago Cubs League Champs
1990 San Jose Giants California League 74-68 5th San Francisco Giants Lost in 1st round
1997 Nashville Sounds American Association 74-69 3rd (t) Chicago White Sox
1998 Calgary Cannons Pacific Coast League 81-62 2nd (t) Chicago White Sox Lost League Finals
1999 Charlotte Knights International League 82-62 3rd Chicago White Sox League Champs
2000 Tucson Sidewinders Pacific Coast League 68-73 9th Arizona Diamondbacks
2001 Tucson Sidewinders Pacific Coast League 65-77 12th Arizona Diamondbacks
2003 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League 23-42 -- St. Louis Cardinals replaced by Danny Sheaffer
2011 Lancaster JetHawks California League 55-85 10th Houston Astros

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