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George Spencer

George Elwell Spencer

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: July 7, 1926 in Columbus, OH
School: The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Signed
by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 17, 1950 (Age 24.041)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1951 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Tigers 1950-1960

Final Game: September 26, 1960 (Age 34.081)
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1950 23 NYG NL 1 0 1.000 2.49 10 1 4 1 0 0 25.1 12 7 7 3 7 5 0 0 0 94 167 4.56 0.750 4.3 1.1 2.5 1.8 0.71
1951 24 NYG NL 10 4 .714 3.75 57 4 20 2 0 6 132.0 125 62 55 21 56 36 1 0 2 555 105 5.30 1.371 8.5 1.4 3.8 2.5 0.64
1952 25 NYG NL 3 5 .375 5.55 35 4 18 0 0 3 60.0 57 39 37 13 21 27 3 0 1 256 67 5.51 1.300 8.6 2.0 3.2 4.1 1.29
1953 26 NYG NL 0 0 7.71 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 3 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 12 65 4.31 2.143 11.6 0.0 7.7 3.9 0.50
1954 27 NYG NL 1 0 1.000 3.65 6 0 1 0 0 0 12.1 9 5 5 1 8 4 0 0 0 52 115 4.75 1.378 6.6 0.7 5.8 2.9 0.50
1955 28 NYG NL 0 0 5.40 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 92 15.57 2.400 5.4 5.4 16.2 0.0 0.00
1958 31 DET AL 1 0 1.000 2.70 7 0 2 0 0 0 10.0 11 4 3 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 44 155 2.68 1.500 9.9 0.0 3.6 4.5 1.25
1960 33 DET AL 0 1 .000 3.52 5 0 3 0 0 0 7.2 10 3 3 1 5 1 4 0 0 0 37 119 5.14 1.957 11.7 1.2 5.9 4.7 0.80
8 Yrs 16 10 .615 4.05 122 9 48 3 0 9 251.1 228 123 113 40 106 1 82 4 0 3 1059 98 5.20 1.329 8.2 1.4 3.8 2.9 0.77
162 Game Avg. 8 5 .615 4.05 63 5 25 2 0 5 130 118 64 59 21 55 43 2 0 2 550 98 5.20 1.329 8.2 1.4 3.8 2.9 0.77
NYG (6 yrs) 15 9 .625 4.12 110 9 43 3 0 9 233.2 207 116 107 39 97 0 73 4 0 3 978 95 5.31 1.301 8.0 1.5 3.7 2.8 0.75
DET (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 3.06 12 0 5 0 0 0 17.2 21 7 6 1 9 1 9 0 0 0 81 137 3.74 1.698 10.7 0.5 4.6 4.6 1.00
NL (6 yrs) 15 9 .625 4.12 110 9 43 3 0 9 233.2 207 116 107 39 97 0 73 4 0 3 978 95 5.31 1.301 8.0 1.5 3.7 2.8 0.75
AL (2 yrs) 1 1 .500 3.06 12 0 5 0 0 0 17.2 21 7 6 1 9 1 9 0 0 0 81 137 3.74 1.698 10.7 0.5 4.6 4.6 1.00
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1950 23 NYG NL 25.1 10 1 7 2.49 5.27 0.42 0.00 98.1 4.75 6 0.7 1.0 -0.0 0.9 9 .568 .504
1951 24 NYG NL 132.0 57 4 62 4.23 4.42 0.21 0.00 99.9 4.21 -0 -0.0 1.5 -0.2 1.2 13 .500 .500
1952 25 NYG NL 60.0 35 4 39 5.85 4.22 0.11 0.00 100.4 4.13 -12 -1.2 1.2 -0.2 -0.8 -6 .465 .492
1953 26 NYG NL 2.1 1 0 2 7.71 6.17 -0.03 0.00 102.0 6.32 -0 -0.0 .0 0.0 0.0 -0 .467 .500
1954 27 NYG NL 12.1 6 0 5 3.65 4.54 0.31 0.00 99.3 4.20 1 0.1 2.4 0.0 0.2 2 .514 .501
1955 28 NYG NL 1.2 1 0 1 5.40 5.47 0.05 0.00 102.0 5.52 0 0.0 .2 -0.0 0.0 0 .506 .500
1958 31 DET AL 10.0 7 0 4 3.60 4.18 0.17 0.00 98.6 3.96 0 0.0 .7 -0.0 0.1 1 .506 .500
1960 33 DET AL 7.2 5 0 3 3.52 4.62 0.05 -0.19 103.6 4.54 1 0.1 .6 -0.0 0.1 1 .520 .501
8 Seasons 251.1 122 9 123 4.40 4.49 0.20 -0.01 99.9 4.27 -3 -0.3 1.3 -0.5 1.8 22 .497 .498
NYG (6 yrs) 233.2 110 9 116 4.47 4.49 0.21 0.00 99.8 4.28 -5 -0.5 1.4 -0.4 1.6 19 .495 .498
DET (2 yrs) 17.2 12 0 7 3.57 4.37 0.12 -0.08 100.8 4.21 1 0.1 .6 -0.1 0.2 3 .512 .500

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1951 24 NYG NL WS L NYY 0 0 18.90 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 6 7 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 19 2.700 16.2 0.0 8.1 0.0 0.00
1 WS 0 0 18.90 2 0 1 0 0 0 3.1 6 7 7 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 19 2.700 16.2 0.0 8.1 0.0 0.00

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1950 23 NYG NL 10 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 1
1951 24 NYG NL 57 38 32 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 11 .125 .200 .125 .325 -11 4 1 0 3 1
1952 25 NYG NL 35 10 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200 .400 11 2 0 0 0 1
1953 26 NYG NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1954 27 NYG NL 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1955 28 NYG NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1958 31 DET AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
1960 33 DET AL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
8 Yrs 122 56 50 4 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 21 .120 .170 .120 .290 -21 6 1 0 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 74 66 5 8 0 0 0 4 0 4 28 .120 .170 .120 .290 -21 8 1 0 4
NYG (6 yrs) 110 55 49 4 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 21 .122 .173 .122 .296 -19 6 1 0 3 0 0
DET (2 yrs) 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0
NL (6 yrs) 110 55 49 4 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 21 .122 .173 .122 .296 -19 6 1 0 3 0 0
AL (2 yrs) 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1950 23 NYG NL 10 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .492 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1951 24 NYG NL 57 38 -5 -0 -0 0 4 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 1
1952 25 NYG NL 35 10 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 1
1953 26 NYG NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1954 27 NYG NL 6 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /1
1955 28 NYG NL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1958 31 DET AL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
1960 33 DET AL 5 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
8 Seasons 122 56 -9 0 -0 0 6 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .497 .499 -0.4 -0.0 -3
NYG (6 yrs) 110 55 -9 0 -0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .497 .499 -0.3 -0.0 -3
DET (2 yrs) 12 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1951 24 NYG NL WS NYY L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1950 NYG NL 23 P 10 1 1 25.1 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 2.13 0.60 .962 2.13 2.10 0 0 0
1951 NYG NL 24 P 57 4 2 132.0 46 13 29 4 2 .913 2.86 0.74 .962 2.14 2.14 3 3 50% 43% 2
1952 NYG NL 25 P 35 4 0 60.0 16 5 10 1 1 .938 2.25 0.43 .953 2.17 2.16 1 1 50% 44% 0
1953 NYG NL 26 P 1 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.93 2.00 1 0 0% 0
1954 NYG NL 27 P 6 0 0 12.1 6 2 4 0 1 1.000 4.38 1.00 .960 2.04 2.07 0 1 100% 45% 0
1955 NYG NL 28 P 1 0 0 1.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 5.40 1.00 .950 2.16 2.00 0 0 0
1958 DET AL 31 P 7 0 0 10.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.70 0.43 .963 1.98 1.93 2 0 0% 46% 0
1960 DET AL 33 P 5 0 0 7.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.17 0.20 .970 2.00 1.96 0 0 0
8 Seasons P 122 9 3 251.1 79 20 54 5 4 .937 2.65 0.61 .960 2.13 2.12 7 5 42% 40% 2
8 Seasons TOT 122 9 3 251.1 79 20 54 5 4 .937 2.65 0.61 .960 2.13 2.12 7 5 42% 40% 2
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
1951 NL  57 (4th)

Saves s c a p y
1951 NL  6 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1951 NL  21 (8th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1951 NL  20 (9th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1951 NL  57 (4th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1951 NL  4 (3rd)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2030), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1464), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (1073rd), 1.4 career WAR/2.3 7yr-peak WAR/1.9 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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