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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)
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)
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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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1968 CAL AL 21 1B 19 19 19 168.0 171 152 18 1 15 .994 3 24 9.11 8.95 .989 9.59 9.54
1969 CAL AL 22 1B 107 100 97 906.0 1001 926 66 9 81 .991 -2 -2 9.85 9.27 .992 9.63 9.62
1970 CAL AL 23 1B 142 135 123 1203.2 1304 1212 85 7 131 .995 2 2 9.70 9.13 .991 9.59 9.56 GG
1971 CAL AL 24 1B 145 135 126 1251.0 1394 1296 93 5 117 .996 2 2 9.99 9.58 .992 9.59 9.53
1972 CAL AL 25 1B 35 30 26 266.0 292 267 22 3 25 .990 -2 -7 9.78 8.26 .991 9.75 9.71
1972 CAL AL 25 LF 24 21 10 161.2 22 21 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.22 0.92 .980 1.89 1.89
1972 CAL AL 25 OF 24 21 10 161.2 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.28 0.96 .983 2.22 2.21
1973 TOT AL 26 1B 125 112 103 1027.0 1069 994 74 1 110 .999 1 1 9.36 8.54 .992 9.86 9.80 AS
1973 TOT AL 26 DH 2 1 AS
1973 CAL AL 26 1B 26 24 23 218.0 211 204 7 0 24 1.000 -1 -7 8.71 8.12 .992 9.86 9.80
1973 CAL AL 26 DH 1 1
1973 TEX AL 26 1B 99 88 80 809.0 858 790 67 1 86 .999 2 3 9.53 8.66 .992 9.86 9.80
1973 TEX AL 26 DH 1 0
1974 TEX AL 27 1B 60 40 32 388.2 417 389 27 1 36 .998 -1 -3 9.63 6.93 .992 9.70 9.66
1974 TEX AL 27 DH 54 53
1975 TEX AL 28 1B 99 90 64 770.0 919 844 70 5 92 .995 1 1 10.68 9.23 .990 9.84 9.81
1975 TEX AL 28 DH 25 22
1976 CHW AL 29 1B 143 135 126 1208.1 1320 1206 112 2 116 .998 -2 -2 9.82 9.22 .992 9.85 9.89
1976 CHW AL 29 DH 2 1
1977 CHW AL 30 1B 125 123 115 1078.0 1077 977 90 10 76 .991 -1 -2 8.91 8.54 .990 10.02 9.95 GG
1978 NYY AL 31 DH 35 30
1978 NYY AL 31 1B 15 8 8 85.0 97 90 7 0 4 1.000 0 0 10.27 6.47 .992 10.05 9.95
1979 NYY AL 32 DH 71 61
1979 NYY AL 32 1B 26 25 22 232.1 251 232 17 2 35 .992 0 1 9.65 9.58 .992 10.08 9.96
1980 NYY AL 33 1B 75 62 46 555.2 614 567 41 6 51 .990 -6 -12 9.85 8.11 .992 10.02 10.00
1980 NYY AL 33 DH 15 3
1980 NYY AL 33 LF 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 60 4.50 1.00 .980 2.25 2.40
1981 TOT AL 34 1B 73 62 52 573.0 570 516 53 1 47 .998 3 7 8.94 7.79 .993 10.06 10.03
1981 NYY AL 34 1B 25 20 12 178.0 189 172 17 0 17 1.000 1 9 9.56 7.56 .993 10.06 10.03
1981 OAK AL 34 1B 48 42 40 395.0 381 344 36 1 30 .997 2 5 8.66 7.92 .993 10.06 10.03
1982 OAK AL 35 1B 32 26 22 233.1 254 230 22 2 20 .992 1 5 9.72 7.88 .992 9.85 9.81
15 Seasons 1B 1221 1102 981 9946.0 10750 9898 797 55 956 .995 1 0 9.68 8.76 .991 9.80 9.77
7 Seasons DH 204 171
2 Seasons LF 25 21 10 163.2 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -9 1.26 0.92 .980 1.90 1.91
1 Season OF 24 21 10 161.2 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 -1 -10 1.28 0.96 .983 2.22 2.21
15 Seasons TOT 1245 1123 991 10107.2 10773 9920 798 55 956 .995 -0 -0 9.54 8.61 .991 9.68 9.62
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1968 CAL AL 21 1B 3 24 3 2 2 0
1969 CAL AL 22 1B -2 -2 -2 2 -4 0
1970 CAL AL 23 1B 2 2 2 -1 3 0
1971 CAL AL 24 1B 2 2 2 -1 3 0
1972 CAL AL 25 1B -2 -7 -2 -0 -1 0
1972 CAL AL 25 LF -1 -10 -2 -2 -1 1
1973 CAL AL 26 1B -1 -7 -1 -1 -0 0
1973 TEX AL 26 1B 2 3 2 2 1 0
1974 TEX AL 27 1B -1 -3 -1 -0 -1 0
1975 TEX AL 28 1B 1 1 1 2 -1 0
1976 CHW AL 29 1B -2 -2 -2 -3 1 0
1977 CHW AL 30 1B -1 -2 -0 -1 0 -1
1978 NYY AL 31 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 NYY AL 32 1B 0 1 0 -0 1 0
1980 NYY AL 33 1B -6 -12 -6 -6 0 0
1980 NYY AL 33 LF 0 60 0 0 0 0
1981 NYY AL 34 1B 1 9 1 1 1 0
1981 OAK AL 34 1B 2 5 2 2 0 0
1982 OAK AL 35 1B 1 5 1 -0 2 0
15 Seasons 1B 1 0 2 -4 6 -1
2 Seasons LF -1 -9 -2 -2 -1 1
15 Seasons TOT -0 -0 -0 -6 5 -1 1
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1968 CAL AL 21 19 19 19 19 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1969 CAL AL 22 113 101 113 107 0 0 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1970 CAL AL 23 146 135 146 142 0 0 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1971 CAL AL 24 148 135 148 144 0 0 144 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1972 CAL AL 25 82 51 82 57 0 0 35 0 0 0 24 0 0 24 0 27 0
1973 TEX AL 26 102 88 102 99 0 0 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
1973 CAL AL 26 29 25 29 26 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
1974 TEX AL 27 118 93 118 60 0 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54 11 0
1975 TEX AL 28 132 112 132 99 0 0 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 14 0
1976 CHW AL 29 150 135 150 143 0 0 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
1977 CHW AL 30 128 123 128 125 0 0 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1978 NYY AL 31 71 38 71 15 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 27 0
1979 NYY AL 32 106 86 106 26 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71 19 0
1980 NYY AL 33 97 65 97 76 0 0 75 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 15 25 0
1981 OAK AL 34 54 42 54 48 0 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
1981 NYY AL 34 25 20 25 25 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1982 OAK AL 35 33 26 33 32 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
15 Seasons 1553 1294 1553 1243 0 0 1220 0 0 0 25 0 0 25 204 183 1
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1968 CAL AL 21 711 62% 79% 25% 57 98% 1 151 13 137 1 25 19 16 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 15 1 0 0 15 1 0 0 0 5 80%
1969 CAL AL 22 3750 62% 79% 27% 239 91% 1 916 73 826 16 86 68 46 15 1 4 9 1 8 0 6 81 1 2 2 74 4 7 1 6 5 80%
1970 CAL AL 23 5004 67% 79% 27% 277 93% 2 1209 103 1090 16 87 86 52 15 2 6 7 0 7 0 6 130 3 1 1 117 5 13 4 8 11 91%
1971 CAL AL 24 5193 69% 79% 29% 247 94% 2 1289 82 1187 22 70 91 59 22 2 3 5 2 3 0 2 117 5 0 1 104 6 13 3 9 17 82%
1972 CAL AL 25 1139 64% 76% 26% 65 94% 0 265 14 246 4 24 25 21 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 2 25 2 0 0 23 2 2 1 1 9 100%
1973 TEX AL 26 3590 63% 79% 25% 209 94% 1 792 87 695 9 50 66 39 19 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 88 1 4 0 79 6 9 4 5 17 65%
1973 CAL AL 26 891 75% 74% 25% 37 95% 0 207 16 190 1 13 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 4 100%
1974 TEX AL 27 1659 56% 80% 28% 84 96% 2 388 29 353 5 27 26 16 7 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 37 0 3 0 36 3 1 0 0 3 100%
1975 TEX AL 28 3268 55% 82% 29% 188 93% 5 845 36 796 12 80 72 45 13 2 4 5 1 3 1 2 93 1 1 2 84 5 8 1 7 12 83%
1976 CHW AL 29 5153 64% 82% 26% 267 94% 2 1205 88 1100 17 89 108 56 21 2 7 2 0 1 1 1 117 3 0 3 101 6 16 7 9 19 89%
1977 CHW AL 30 4729 56% 82% 24% 268 92% 2 977 57 909 11 122 87 52 14 2 1 10 0 7 3 6 76 2 1 1 61 3 13 4 7 17 76%
1978 NYY AL 31 346 57% 82% 30% 17 100% 0 87 5 81 1 5 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1979 NYY AL 32 973 61% 86% 28% 46 91% 0 232 6 224 2 18 19 11 6 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 34 2 0 0 34 2 0 0 0 2 100%
1980 NYY AL 33 2359 62% 82% 27% 115 90% 3 570 32 532 6 45 40 18 7 1 1 7 0 6 1 5 51 1 1 1 45 3 6 1 5 6 67%
1981 OAK AL 34 1647 53% 82% 25% 88 98% 0 346 23 319 4 29 37 24 11 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 30 2 0 1 28 3 2 1 1 1 100%
1981 NYY AL 34 721 66% 80% 28% 38 95% 1 172 7 164 1 14 17 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 0 0 17 1 0 0 0 1 100%
1982 OAK AL 35 1014 51% 81% 29% 64 92% 1 230 13 214 3 27 19 16 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 20 0 0 0 19 0 1 1 0 3 67%
15 Seasons 42147 62% 80% 27% 2306 93% 23 9881 684 9063 131 811 796 493 161 17 31 56 5 44 7 35 960 25 13 12 866 50 91 28 58 133 83%
MLB Averages 62% 81% 28% 94% 88%
Lg PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1972 CAL AL 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 5 0 5 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 4 3 1 20 13 65.0% 5 2 10.0% -1 704 71% 75% 23% 57 37%
1980 NYY AL 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 71% 86% 43% 1 100%
2 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 5 0 5 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 4 3 1 20 13 65.0% 5 2 10.0% -1 711 71% 75% 23% 58 38%
MLB Averages 59.4% 2.9% 62% 81% 27% 47%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1988 BBWAA ()

Gold Gloves
1970 AL (1B)
1977 AL (1B)
All multiple winners

Putoutss c a p y
1970 AL  1,212 (1st)
1971 AL  1,296 (1st)
1973 AL  994 (5th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  142 (3rd)
1971 AL  145 (1st)
1973 AL  125 (5th)
1976 AL  143 (5th)
Career  1,221 (98th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  1,212 (1st)
1971 AL  1,296 (1st)
1973 AL  994 (5th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  85 (4th)
1971 AL  93 (1st)
1973 AL  74 (5th)
1976 AL  112 (1st)
Career  797 (88th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
1969 AL  9 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  131 (1st)
1971 AL  117 (3rd)
1973 AL  110 (4th)
1976 AL  116 (5th)
Career  956 (90th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  2 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
1970 AL  9.70 (5th)
1971 AL  9.99 (2nd)
1975 AL  10.68 (1st)
Career  9.64 (57th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
1969 AL  9.27 (4th)
1970 AL  9.13 (3rd)
1971 AL  9.58 (2nd)
1975 AL  9.23 (3rd)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
1970 AL  .995 (1st)
1971 AL  .996 (1st)
1973 AL  .999 (1st)
1976 AL  .998 (1st)
1981 AL  .998 (2nd)
Career  .995 (24th)

                                         

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