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Joe Sparks

Joseph Everett Sparks

Positions: Second Baseman, Third Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: March 15, 1938 in McComas, West Virginia, US
High School: McComas HS (McComas, WV)

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1956 18 -1.5 Hastings NESL D NYG 59 220 56 8 1 1 .255 .314 69
1957 19 -1.9 Michigan City MIDW D NYG 126 423 100 7 1 7 .236 .307 130
1958 20 -2.6 Danville CARL B SFG 136 485 121 14 2 14 .249 .373 181
1959 21 -2.9 Eugene NORW B SFG 131 502 445 56 115 22 8 17 73 5 46 65 .258 .325 .458 .784 204 7 0 7 4
1960 22 -1.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A SFG 125 395 3 119 14 2 11 5 0 5 5 .301 .430 170
1960 22 -1.6 Eugene NORW B SFG 114 370 114 10 2 11 .308 .435 161
1960 22 -1.2 Springfield EL A SFG 11 30 25 3 5 4 0 0 5 0 5 5 .200 .333 .360 .693 9
1961 23 0.2 Springfield EL A SFG 111 371 328 58 101 23 2 5 49 0 43 42 .308 .388 .436 .824 143
1962 24 -0.1 El Paso TL AA SFG 55 198 171 31 47 12 2 8 25 1 26 21 .275 .369 .509 .877 87 0 0 1 3
1963 25 0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA SFG 134 554 519 81 148 37 4 8 66 2 0 35 73 .285 .330 .418 .748 217
1963 25 1.3 El Paso TL AA SFG 79 354 329 62 99 27 3 6 44 2 0 25 47 .301 .350 .456 .806 150
1963 25 -1.2 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 55 200 190 19 49 10 1 2 22 0 0 10 26 .258 .295 .353 .648 67
1964 26 0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-WRk SFG 117 282 24 64 7 0 3 28 1 0 24 51 .227 .284 80 0 3 1
1964 26 Giants AZIL WRk SFG
1964 26 0.4 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 117 310 282 24 64 7 0 3 28 1 0 24 51 .227 .287 .284 .570 80 0 3 1
1966 28 5.2 Lynchburg CARL A CHW 139 499 143 27 4 11 .287 .423 211
1967 29 6.6 Lynchburg CARL A CHW 129 521 441 66 125 23 9 6 71 7 3 69 42 .283 .377 .417 .794 184 0 6 5
1968 30 5.3 Evansville SOUL AA CHW 86 247 226 19 61 15 1 2 30 2 0 17 47 .270 .322 .372 .694 84 1 2 1
1969 31 6.8 Columbus SOUL AA CHW 126 457 405 45 124 11 0 10 62 2 1 41 32 .306 .370 .407 .777 165 3 3 5
1973 35 10.1 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
14 Seasons 1475 5191 4843 383 1324 220 36 103 409 20 4 306 378 .273 .316 .397 .714 1925 7 4 21 17 3
WRk (1 season) WRk
D (2 seasons) D 185 643 643 156 15 2 8 .243 .243 .309 .552 199
B (3 seasons) B 381 1357 1300 56 350 46 12 42 73 5 46 65 .269 .293 .420 .713 546 7 0 7 4
A (4 seasons) A 390 1421 1293 127 374 77 15 22 125 7 3 117 89 .289 .347 .423 .770 547 0 6 5
AA (4 seasons) AA 346 1256 1131 157 331 65 6 26 161 7 1 109 147 .293 .355 .430 .785 486 4 5 7 3
AAA (3 seasons) AAA 173 514 476 43 113 17 1 5 50 1 0 34 77 .237 .288 .309 .596 147 0 3 1
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
1959 21 Eugene NORW B SFG 3B 127 343 96 218 29 19 .915 2.47
1961 23 Springfield EL A SFG 2B 90 402 169 210 23 48 .943 4.21
1962 24 El Paso TL AA SFG 3B 41 108 32 64 12 3 .889 2.34
1962 24 El Paso TL AA SFG 2B 15 67 25 41 1 10 .985 4.40
1963 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA SFG 2B 103 559 238 302 19 69 .966 5.24
1963 25 El Paso TL AA SFG 2B 78 415 177 221 17 51 .959 5.10
1963 25 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG OF 11 18 14 2 2 0 .889 1.45
1963 25 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 3B 17 42 12 27 3 1 .929 2.29
1963 25 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 2B 25 144 61 81 2 18 .986 5.68
1964 26 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG OF 13 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0.85
1964 26 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 3B 41 127 26 93 8 9 .937 2.90
1964 26 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 2B 32 131 67 62 2 12 .985 4.03
1964 26 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 1B 11 56 51 3 2 3 .964 4.91
1967 29 Lynchburg CARL A CHW SS 33 184 53 124 7 23 .962 5.36
1967 29 Lynchburg CARL A CHW 3B 46 124 38 80 6 5 .952 2.57
1967 29 Lynchburg CARL A CHW 2B 56 289 118 160 11 27 .962 4.96
1968 30 Evansville SOUL AA CHW OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
1968 30 Evansville SOUL AA CHW 3B 33 75 25 42 8 6 .893 2.03
1968 30 Evansville SOUL AA CHW 2B 30 126 44 77 5 12 .960 4.03
1969 31 Columbus SOUL AA CHW OF 16 35 33 1 1 0 .971 2.13
1969 31 Columbus SOUL AA CHW 3B 4 10 2 7 1 0 .900 2.25
1969 31 Columbus SOUL AA CHW 2B 95 511 209 285 17 72 .967 5.20
1969 31 Columbus SOUL AA CHW 1B 3 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 7.00
1973 35 Iowa AA AAA CHW 3B 1 7 1 5 1 0 .857 6.00
9 Seasons 819 3247 1285 1803 159 319 .951 3.77
2B (7 seasons) 2B 421 2085 870 1137 78 250 .963 4.77
3B (8 seasons) 3B 310 836 232 536 68 43 .919 2.48
OF (4 seasons) OF 41 65 58 3 4 0 .938 1.49
1B (2 seasons) 1B 14 77 72 3 2 3 .974 5.36
SS (1 season) SS 33 184 53 124 7 23 .962 5.36

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1970 32 Duluth-Superior NORL A- CHW 1 of 1 69 48 21 .696
1971 33 Appleton MIDW A CHW 1 of 1 123 79 44 .642
1972 34 Knoxville SOUL AA CHW 1 of 1 141 76 64 .543
1973 35 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 137 83 53 .610
1974 36 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 136 74 62 .544
1975 37 Iowa AA AAA HOU 1 of 1 135 56 79 .415
1976 38 Toledo IL AAA CLE 1 of 1 140 55 85 .393
1977 39 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 136 61 75 .449
1978 40 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 136 66 70 .485
1979 41 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 of 2 136 69 67 .507
1980 42 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1 of 1 137 66 70 .485
1981 43 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1 of 1 136 79 57 .581
1982 44 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1 of 1 137 71 66 .518
1983 45 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1 of 1 136 64 72 .471
1986 48 Indianapolis AA AAA MON 1 of 1 143 80 62 .563
1987 49 Indianapolis AA AAA MON 1 of 1 138 74 64 .536
1988 50 Indianapolis AA AAA MON 1 of 1 142 89 53 .627
1991 53 Toledo IL AAA DET 1 of 1 144 74 70 .514
1992 54 Toledo IL AAA DET 1 of 1 144 64 80 .444
1993 55 Toledo IL AAA DET 1 of 1 142 65 77 .458
1994 56 Toledo IL AAA DET 1 of 1 142 63 79 .444
21 Seasons 2830 1456 1370 .515
AAA (18 seasons) 2497 1253 1241 .502
A (1 season) 123 79 44 .642
AA (1 season) 141 76 64 .543
A- (1 season) 69 48 21 .696

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: 18f2dfb7

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