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Al Spangler

Albert Donald Spangler (Spanky)

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: July 8, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA
High School: Olney HS (Philadelphia, PA)
School: Duke University (Durham, NC)
Signed
by the Milwaukee Braves as an amateur free agent in 1954. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 16, 1959 (Age 26)   vs. SFG 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Teams (by GP): Colt.45's/Cubs/Braves/Angels/Astros 1959-1971

Final Game: September 12, 1971 (Age 38)   vs. STL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Al Spangler: 21 Career Home Runs

6 leading off, 0 walk-off, 4 tying, 10 go ahead
2 Tms
HOU14
CHC7
 
vs RHP20
vs LHP1
 
Away15
Home6
 
Leverage
High Lev6
Medium Lev10
Low Lev5
8 Opps
ATL/MLN6
NYM3
STL3
LAD3
PIT2
CHC2
PHI1
HOU1
21 Pitchers
Ernie Broglio1
Gary Neibauer1
Ron Piche1
Don Sutton1
Bob Shaw1
Don Drysdale1
Warren Spahn1
Galen Cisco1
Tracy Stallard1
Don Elston1
Garry Hill1
Bob Moose1
Vern Law1
Tony Cloninger1
Jack Billingham1
Gary Gentry1
Ed Roebuck1
Jay Hook1
Bob Buhl1
Jim Bunning1
11 Parks
Wrigley Fld4
County Stad3
Dodger Stad2
Atl-Fulton2
Polo Grounds2
Forbes Fld2
Colt Stad2
Shibe Pk1
Astrodome1
Sprtsmn3/Busch1
Busch Stad1
Where Hit
912
Unk8
71
General field locations when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms19
2·HR gms1
Gms w/ this # = 0 are not shown.
 
OrderPos
1st11
7th4
2nd3
9th2
8th1
Outs
011
16
24
 
DefPos
LF10
RF7
CF3
PH1
Bases
---17
1--3
12-1
 
26 RBI
RISP1
0 on17
1 on3
2 on1
Any on4
Inning
16
21
32
42
62
72
82
93
Extra1
 
1-39
4-64
7-end8
RelScore
+4..2
+11
Tied9
-15
-22
-4..2
 
Ahead3
Tied9
Behind9
Before event, for batter

Play By Play

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1962 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1962-06-02 HOU @ PIT Vern Law behind 1-9 t 9 2 --- 1 1 7 0.000 0% Home Run
2 2 2 1 1962-06-05 HOU MLN Ron Piche tied 0-0 b 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.104 65% Lead-Off Home Run (Deep RF)
3 3 3 1 1962-06-23 HOU @ NYM Jay Hook tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.097 60% Lead-Off Home Run
4 4 4 1 1962-07-15 (1) HOU CHC Bob Buhl behind 3-4 b 7 2 1-- 2 1 7 0.474 77% Home Run; Fazio Scores
5 5 5 1 1962-09-25 HOU @ LAD Ed Roebuck tied 2-2 t 10 1 --- 1 2 7 0.386 83% Home Run (Fly Ball)
1963 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
6 6 1 1 1963-06-26 HOU @ MLN Bob Shaw behind 0-1 t 6 1 --- 1 2 8 0.186 47% Home Run
7 7 2 1 1963-07-14 HOU @ NYM Galen Cisco tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.109 61% Lead-Off Home Run
8 8 3 1 1963-08-13 HOU @ STL Ernie Broglio tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 8 0.103 60% Lead-Off Home Run
9 9 4 1 1963-08-30 HOU @ CHC Don Elston ahead 4-0 t 9 1 --- 1 1 8 0.008 99% Home Run
1964 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
10 10 1 1 1964-05-26 HOU @ MLN Tony Cloninger tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.105 60% Lead-Off Home Run
11 11 2 1 1964-07-21 HOU @ LAD Don Drysdale tied 0-0 t 8 0 --- 1 1 7 0.272 77% Home Run (Fly Ball)
12 12 3 1 1964-08-05 (1) HOU @ PHI Jim Bunning behind 0-1 t 3 1 --- 1 1 7 0.125 48% Home Run
13 13 4 1 1964-08-11 HOU @ MLN Warren Spahn tied 0-0 t 1 0 --- 1 1 7 0.105 60% Lead-Off Home Run
1965 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
14 14 1 1 1965-05-29 HOU STL Tracy Stallard behind 1-3 b 8 0 --- 1 9 9 0.134 27% Home Run
1968 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
15 15 1 1 1968-08-04 CHC @ STL Bob Gibson behind 3-4 t 9 0 --- 1 8 9 0.368 50% Home Run
16 16 2 1 1968-09-22 CHC @ PIT Bob Moose behind 0-2 t 4 1 --- 1 2 9 0.116 32% Home Run
1969 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
17 17 1 1 1969-05-02 CHC NYM Gary Gentry ahead 1-0 b 4 2 12- 3 7 9 0.221 90% Home Run; Banks Scores; Hundley Scores
18 18 2 1 1969-05-06 CHC LAD Don Sutton behind 0-1 b 3 0 --- 1 7 9 0.119 56% Home Run
19 19 3 1 1969-06-12 CHC @ ATL Garry Hill tied 0-0 t 2 1 1-- 2 7 9 0.193 70% Home Run; Hundley Scores
20 20 4 2 1969-06-12 CHC @ ATL Gary Neibauer ahead 5-0 t 7 2 1-- 2 7 9 0.021 99% Home Run; Hundley Scores
1970 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
21 21 1 1 1970-07-28 CHC HOU Jack Billingham behind 0-6 b 6 0 --- 1 9 PH 0.027 7% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1914 to 2014, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.