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Jim Spencer

James Lloyd Spencer (Spence)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: July 30, 1946 in Hanover, PA
High School: Andover HS (Glen Burnie, MD)
Drafted
by the California Angels in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1965 amateur draft. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1968 (Age 22.039)   vs. BOS 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1969 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Angels/Rangers/Yankees/WhiteSox/Athletics 1968-1982

Final Game: June 20, 1982 (Age 35.325)   vs. TOR 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: February 10, 2002 in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Buried: Mount Pleasant United Methodist Cemetery, Taneytown, MD
Relatives: Grandson of Ben Spencer
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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.

Jim Spencer: 146 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 1 walk-off, 18 tying, 51 go ahead
5 Tms
NYY45
CAL43
CHW32
TEX22
OAK4
 
vs RHP115
vs LHP31
 
Home73
Away73
 
Leverage
High Lev27
Medium Lev61
Low Lev58
14 Opps
OAK21
MIL/SEP17
CLE14
KCR13
NYY13
MIN12
TOR9
BOS8
CAL8
BAL8
TEX/WSA6
DET6
CHW6
SEA5
104 Pitchers
Jim Slaton4
Pat Dobson4
Mike Norris4
Catfish Hunter4
Jim Palmer4
Stan Bahnsen3
Fritz Peterson3
Dennis Eckersley3
Vida Blue3
Dave Goltz3
Pete Broberg2
Rick Wise2
Moose Haas2
Steve Kline2
Dick Bosman2
Jim Colborn2
Tom Murphy2
Brian Kingman2
Marty Pattin2
Rollie Fingers2
17 Parks
Yankee Stad36
Angel Stad26
Comiskey Pk14
Arlington13
O.co Coliseum10
County Stad10
Metrop. Stad7
ClevelandStd6
Memor. Stad5
Exhibit Stad4
KauffmanStad4
Fenway Pk3
Kingdome3
Shea Stad2
Metrodome1
Munic. Stad1
Tiger Stad1
Where Hit
9121
Unk18
83
893
71
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms128
2·HR gms9
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
5th49
6th36
7th26
8th13
2nd10
3rd8
4th3
9th1
Outs
150
049
247
 
DefPos
1B115
Unk31
Bases
---81
1--32
12-11
-2-8
--37
1234
1-33
 
233 RBI
RISP33
0 on81
1 on47
2 on14
3 on4
Any on65
Inning
111
215
318
423
519
620
718
812
910
 
1-344
4-662
7-end40
RelScore
+4..12
+37
+219
+114
Tied40
-122
-214
-37
-4..11
 
Ahead52
Tied40
Behind54
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

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1969 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
11111969-07-15CALKCRBill Butlertied 1-1b 50---1830.16172%Home Run
22211969-07-20 (1)CALOAKVida Blueahead 1-0b 30---1830.10478%Home Run
33311969-08-06CAL@NYYFritz Petersonbehind 0-1t 41---1230.13947%Home Run
44411969-08-10CAL@BOSRay Jarvisahead 7-1t 80---1230.004100%Home Run
55511969-08-17CALCLEStan Williamsbehind 3-6b 51---1230.08923%Home Run
66611969-08-22CALDETDenny McLaintied 0-0b 11---1230.11364%Home Run
77711969-08-23CALDETMike Kilkennyahead 3-1b 61--32730.06496%Home Run; Rodriguez Scores
88811969-08-24CALDETMickey Lolichahead 3-1b 711--2730.07298%Home Run; Rodriguez Scores
99911969-09-24CALSEPGene Brabendertied 0-0b 32-2-2230.22476%Home Run; Brown Scores
10101011969-09-25CAL@OAKRollie Fingerstied 2-2t 30---1230.12663%Home Run
1970 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
1111111970-05-08CALNYYRon Klimkowskitied 1-1b 32-2-2530.21876%Home Run (CF-RF); Repoz Scores
1212211970-05-17 (2)CAL@OAKRollie Fingersahead 3-2t 61---1530.13178%Home Run
1313311970-05-22CAL@MINJim Perrytied 1-1t 70---1530.20170%Home Run
1414411970-06-16CAL@CLERich Handbehind 1-9t 91---1530.0000%Home Run
1515511970-06-20CALMILLew Kraussetied 0-0b 70---1530.21880%Home Run
1616611970-07-04CALOAKCatfish Hunterbehind 0-1b 20---1530.12055%Home Run
1717721970-07-04CALOAKCatfish Hunterbehind 2-3b 40---1530.14656%Home Run
1818811970-07-20CAL@NYYFritz Petersonbehind 0-1t 40---1230.13750%Home Run
1919911970-08-05CAL@MINJim Kaatbehind 1-4t 621--2730.16827%Home Run; Reynolds Scores
20201021970-08-05CAL@MINRon Perranoskibehind 4-5t 821--2730.53172%Home Run; Reynolds Scores
21211111970-08-23CAL@BALMike Cuellarbehind 3-5t 821--2630.33242%Home Run; McMullen Scores
22221211970-09-29CALCHWBilly Wynneahead 2-0b 31--32530.08690%Home Run; Gonzalez Scores
1971 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
2323111971-04-10CAL@MILSkip Lockwoodtied 0-0t 41---1530.14662%Home Run
2424211971-04-18CAL@MINTom Halltied 0-0t 30---1830.12362%Home Run
2525311971-04-22CALOAKVida Bluebehind 0-1b 11---1230.12152%Home Run
2626411971-04-26CALCLESteve Dunningahead 3-0b 521--2230.06997%Home Run; Alomar Scores
2727511971-05-04CAL@BALJim Palmertied 0-0t 11---1230.11159%Home Run
2828611971-05-26CAL@OAKCatfish Hunterbehind 4-5t 90---1930.35650%Home Run
2929711971-05-28CAL@NYYSteve Klinebehind 0-2t 211--2630.20048%Home Run; Repoz Scores
3030811971-06-20 (1)CAL@KCRBruce Dal Cantonbehind 0-2t 60---1830.12432%Home Run
3131911971-07-01CALKCRDick Dragobehind 2-9b 911--2530.0010%Home Run; Gonzalez Scores
32321011971-07-16CALBALMike Cuellarahead 3-1b 60---1530.06193%Home Run
33331111971-07-21 (1)CALDETJoe Colemanbehind 2-3b 62---1630.22352%Home Run
34341211971-07-25 (2)CAL@BALJim Palmerbehind 0-2t 42---1630.10931%Home Run
35351311971-07-27CAL@CLESam McDowellbehind 2-4t 70---1630.12430%Home Run
36361411971-08-10CAL@NYYStan Bahnsentied 4-4t 81---1530.30176%Home Run
37371511971-08-20CALNYYSteve Klineahead 1-0b 3212-3530.22791%Home Run; Alomar Scores/unER; Rivers Scores/unER; Spencer Scores/unER
38381611971-08-22CALNYYFritz Petersontied 0-0b 22---1630.13164%Home Run
39391711971-08-24CALWSAPete Brobergbehind 0-1b 911--2530.822100%Walk-OffHome Run; Fregosi Scores
40401811971-09-06CAL@OAKChuck Dobsontied 0-0t 20---1530.11862%Home Run
1972 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4141111972-04-24CAL@TEXDon Stanhouseahead 2-1t 61---1530.13481%Home Run
1973 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4242111973-05-13CALCHWRich Gossageahead 1-0b 50---1730.10983%Home Run
4343211973-05-16CALOAKHoracio Pinaahead 5-1b 601--2730.02499%Home Run; Gallagher Scores
4444311973-06-13TEX@CLEGaylord Perryahead 2-1t 71---1530.13381%Home Run
4545411973-08-19TEXNYYPat Dobsonbehind 0-5b 42---1530.03910%Home Run
4646511973-09-18TEXCHWStan Bahnsenahead 3-0b 31-2-2330.07594%Home Run; Harrah Scores
4747611973-09-26TEX@CALRich Handtied 0-0t 12---1330.11258%Home Run
1974 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
4848111974-04-30TEX@MILTom Murphytied 7-7t 80---1530.26276%Home Run (Deep RF)
4949211974-05-01TEX@MILJim Slatonbehind 1-2t 32-2-2530.22659%Home Run (Deep RF); Johnson Scores
5050311974-06-05TEX@CLEBob Johnsontied 0-0t 20---1530.11361%Home Run
5151411974-06-16TEXMILJim Colbornbehind 1-2b 61---1630.20554%Home Run
5252521974-06-16TEXMILJim Colbornbehind 2-4b 90---1630.10218%Home Run
5353611974-08-14TEXMILJim Slatontied 1-1b 401--25DH0.20180%Home Run; Hargrove Scores
5454711974-09-29TEX@KCRNelson Brilestied 0-0t 61-2-25DH0.24277%Home Run; Burroughs Scores
1975 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
5555111975-04-10TEXMINDave Goltzbehind 0-1b 6112-3330.38984%Home Run; Sundberg Scores; Randle Scores
5656211975-04-30TEXCHWStan Bahnsentied 2-2b 311--26DH0.20276%Home Run; Hargrove Scores
5757311975-05-13TEXMILJim Slatonahead 1-0b 121--2530.16780%Home Run; Burroughs Scores
5858411975-05-21TEX@MILBill Championtied 0-0t 201--2630.16871%Home Run; Hargrove Scores
5959511975-05-23TEX@NYYCatfish Hunterbehind 0-4t 511--2630.11321%Home Run; Hargrove Scores/unER
6060611975-05-25TEX@NYYPat Dobsontied 1-1t 4012-36DH0.21583%Home Run; Burroughs Scores; Hargrove Scores
6161711975-05-26TEXBOSRick Wiseahead 2-0b 40---16DH0.07587%Home Run
6262811975-06-09TEX@BOSDiego Seguiahead 10-4t 821--2530.007100%Home Run; Hargrove Scores
6363911975-07-29TEX@OAKJim Perryahead 4-0t 51---1530.04094%Home Run
64641011975-08-19TEX@CLEDennis Eckersleyahead 1-0t 70---1530.12483%Home Run
65651111975-09-07 (1)TEX@OAKDick Bosmanbehind 0-2t 40---1530.11137%Home Run
1976 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
6666111976-04-09CHWKCRPaul Splittorffahead 2-0b 511--2630.10994%Home Run; Bradford Scores
6767211976-05-22CHWOAKMike Norristied 2-2b 61---1630.19373%Home Run
6868311976-06-05CHWCLEPat Dobsontied 0-0b 21---1530.11964%Home Run
6969411976-06-10CHW@MILPete Brobergahead 6-1t 501--2330.02898%Home Run; Lemon Scores
7070511976-06-13 (2)CHW@CLEDennis Eckersleytied 2-2t 321--2530.23471%Home Run; Kelly Scores
7171611976-06-22CHW@KCRSteve Busbytied 0-0t 1212-3530.26576%Home Run; Garr Scores; Orta Scores
7272711976-07-28CHW@OAKPaul Lindbladtied 1-1t 62---1630.20065%Home Run
7373811976-07-31CHW@CALGary Rosstied 0-0t 41--32430.17574%Home Run; Garr Scores
7474911976-08-18CHWBOSFergie Jenkinsbehind 0-2b 20---1430.10943%Home Run
75751011976-08-23CHW@DETRay Barebehind 1-5t 82---1430.0173%Home Run
76761111976-08-27CHW@MILJim Slatonahead 2-0t 11-2-2530.12284%Home Run; Kelly Scores
77771211976-08-28CHW@MILDanny Frisellabehind 5-10t 9112-3530.0183%Home Run; Garr Scores; Orta Scores
78781311976-09-08CHW@OAKDick Bosmanbehind 2-5t 51---1330.07819%Home Run
79791411976-09-13 (2)CHWKCRSteve Mingoribehind 2-4b 8112-3330.63286%Home Run; Essian Scores; Bannister Scores
1977 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
8080111977-04-19CHW@CALFrank Tananatied 0-0t 21---1630.11059%Home Run
8181211977-04-22CHW@OAKVida Blueahead 3-2t 31--32530.12579%Home Run; Soderholm Scores
8282311977-05-10CHW@TEXNelson Brilesahead 1-0t 70---1530.12382%Home Run (CF-RF)
8383411977-05-14CHWCLEJim Bibbytied 0-0b 20--32530.10275%Home Run; Zisk Scores
8484521977-05-14CHWCLEPat Dobsonahead 7-0b 421234530.014100%Home Run; Downing Scores; Garr Scores; Orta Scores
8585611977-05-25CHW@MILMoose Haasbehind 3-5t 40---1630.10738%Home Run
8686711977-05-28CHW@NYYKen Holtzmanahead 7-3t 71---1630.02997%Home Run
8787811977-06-07CHW@MINDave Goltztied 4-4t 92---1630.41281%Home Run
8888911977-06-29CHWSEATom Housetied 0-0b 51---1830.15169%Home Run
89891011977-07-02CHWMINBill Butlerbehind 0-2b 421234630.41976%Home Run; Bannister Scores; Orta Scores; Lemon Scores
90901121977-07-02CHWMINDave Johnsonahead 10-7b 821-33630.025100%Home Run; Johnson Scores/Team unER; Lemon Scores/Team unER; Spencer Scores/Team unER
91911211977-07-03 (2)CHWMINJeff Hollyahead 2-0b 12--32630.12385%Home Run; Johnson Scores
92921311977-07-04CHW@SEAJohn Montagueahead 2-1t 62---1630.13475%Home Run
93931411977-07-17CHWBOSReggie Clevelandtied 2-2b 62---1630.18870%Home Run
94941511977-07-25CHW@BOSBill Campbellbehind 4-7t 821-33630.33441%Home Run; Orta Scores; Gamble Scores
95951611977-08-16CHW@NYYRon Guidrybehind 3-4t 70---1830.19550%Home Run
96961721977-08-16CHW@NYYRon Guidrybehind 4-9t 901--2830.0203%Home Run; Lemon Scores
97971811977-09-18 (1)CHWCALGary Nolanahead 2-0b 40---1630.07486%Home Run
1978 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
9898111978-04-12NYY@MILMoose Haasbehind 0-1t 30---18DH0.11950%Home Run
9999211978-04-15NYYCHWFrancisco Barriosbehind 0-1b 41---13DH0.14753%Home Run (Deep RF)
100100311978-04-25NYY@BALJim Palmerahead 3-1t 90---18DH0.03797%Home Run
101101411978-05-03NYYKCRDennis Leonardbehind 0-2b 221--28DH0.21451%Home Run; White Scores
102102511978-05-26NYYTORTom Murphybehind 0-2b 7112348DH0.50389%Home Run; Piniella Scores; Chambliss Scores; Nettles Scores
103103611978-06-06NYY@SEAByron McLaughlinbehind 2-3t 72---17DH0.21243%Home Run
104104711978-06-16NYYCALDon Aasebehind 0-5b 51---17DH0.0379%Home Run (Deep RF)
1979 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
105105111979-04-08NYYMILLary Sorensenbehind 0-1b 221--27DH0.20862%Home Run; Chambliss Scores
106106211979-04-18NYYBALDennis Martineztied 1-1b 50---17DH0.14171%Home Run
107107311979-05-04NYYOAKMike Norrisbehind 0-2b 21---1730.10142%Home Run
108108421979-05-04NYYOAKMike Norristied 2-2b 321-33730.26482%Home Run; Nettles Scores; Jackson Scores
109109511979-06-13NYY@MINDave Goltzahead 4-2t 401--27DH0.11987%Home Run (Deep RF); Chambliss Scores
110110611979-06-26NYY@TORDave Lemanczykahead 3-0t 121--2730.11786%Home Run; Nettles Scores
111111711979-07-01NYYBOSDennis Eckersleybehind 1-2b 42---16DH0.13751%Home Run
112112811979-07-02NYYBOSJoel Finchtied 1-1b 50---18DH0.14171%Home Run
113113911979-07-15NYY@CALDave Frostahead 2-0t 201--27DH0.11885%Home Run; Nettles Scores
1141141011979-07-23NYYSEARich Hintonahead 4-2b 821--26DH0.05499%Home Run; Jackson Scores
1151151111979-07-25NYYCALRalph Bottingbehind 0-4b 51---16DH0.06317%Home Run (Deep RF)
1161161211979-07-27NYY@MILMike Caldwelltied 2-2t 72---1830.21465%Home Run
1171171311979-07-31NYY@CHWRandy Scarberybehind 0-1t 4112-3630.28171%Home Run (Deep RF); Piniella Scores; Nettles Scores; Spencer Scores
1181181411979-08-20NYY@KCRMarty Pattinahead 11-1t 4012-37DH0.00199%Home Run; Chambliss Scores; Nettles Scores
1191191521979-08-20NYY@KCRMarty Pattinahead 15-3t 82-2-27DH0.000100%Home Run; Nettles Scores
1201201611979-09-01NYYKCRAl Hraboskyahead 3-0b 121--27DH0.10489%Home Run; Nettles Scores
1211211711979-09-02NYYKCRCraig Chamberlainbehind 1-5b 71---17DH0.04710%Home Run
1221221811979-09-15 (1)NYYDETJack Morrisahead 1-0b 321--23DH0.17582%Home Run; Gamble Scores
1231231911979-09-25NYYCLERick Wisebehind 0-3b 30---17DH0.09233%Home Run
1241242011979-09-28NYYTORDave Freislebenahead 5-3b 721--27DH0.09197%Home Run; Nettles Scores
1251252111979-09-29NYYTORPhil Huffmanahead 2-0b 31--327DH0.08689%Home Run; Nettles Scores
1261262211979-09-30NYYTORTom Buskeyahead 4-1b 52---17DH0.05392%Home Run
1271272321979-09-30NYYTORTom Buskeyahead 5-2b 701--27DH0.03699%Home Run; Nettles Scores
1980 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
128128111980-04-13 (1)NYY@TEXSteve Comerahead 2-1t 521234630.26793%Home Run; Jones Scores; Gamble Scores; Watson Scores
129129211980-04-23NYYBALJim Palmerbehind 3-4b 41---1630.14053%Home Run
130130311980-05-02NYY@MINTerry Feltonahead 6-2t 71-2-25DH0.03898%Home Run; Jackson Scores
131131411980-06-20NYYOAKSteve McCattyahead 3-1b 3212-3530.16393%Home Run (Deep RF); Murcer Scores; Jackson Scores
132132511980-06-21NYYOAKMike Norrisbehind 0-1b 1212-3530.27371%Home Run (Deep RF); Nettles Scores; Jackson Scores
133133611980-06-28NYYCLEBob Owchinkobehind 4-8b 60---1530.06316%Home Run
134134711980-06-29NYYCLELen Barkertied 0-0b 421--2530.23776%Home Run; Watson Scores
135135811980-07-10NYY@TEXDanny Darwinahead 12-4t 90---1630.000100%Home Run
136136911980-08-06NYYTEXDoc Medichahead 1-0b 61---1530.11484%Home Run
1371371011980-09-03NYYOAKBrian Kingmanahead 5-3b 61---1630.07191%Home Run
1381381111980-09-07NYYCALJim Dorseytied 0-0b 4112-3530.25186%Home Run; Gamble Scores; Jackson Scores
1391391211980-09-09NYY@TORJackson Toddbehind 2-5t 72---1530.06013%Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
1401401311980-09-10NYY@TORJim Clancybehind 0-3t 201--2530.13940%Home Run; Jackson Scores
1981 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
141141111981-05-03 (2)NYY@OAKBrian Kingmantied 0-0t 70---1730.21672%Home Run
142142211981-05-19NYYKCRRenie Martinbehind 4-5b 511--2730.29870%Home Run; Nettles Scores
143143311981-09-03OAK@BALJeff Schneiderahead 9-0t 62---1530.002100%Home Run
144144411981-09-22 (2)OAK@TORJuan Berenguertied 0-0t 50---1530.14564%Home Run
1982 HRs#car#yr#gmDate@Bat PitcherScoreInnOutRoBRBIBOPPosWPAbWENotesPlay Description
145145111982-04-13OAK@MINBobby Castilloahead 5-3t 60---1630.08486%Home Run
146146211982-04-17OAK@SEALarry Andersenahead 4-2t 52---1530.09481%Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

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