Leslie Charles Spikes
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.
Born: January 23, 1951 in Bogalusa, LA
High School: Central Memorial HS (Bogalusa, LA)
School: Grambling State University (Grambling, LA)
Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1969 amateur draft.
Debut: September 1, 1972 (Age 21.222, 10,877th in MLB history)
vs. CHW 4 AB, 2 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1973 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Braves/Yankees/Tigers 1972-1980
Last Game: October 5, 1980 (Age 29.256)
vs. CIN 2 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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