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Roy Spencer

Roy Hampton Spencer

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 168 lb.

Born: February 22, 1900 in Scranton, NC (All Transactions)
Debut: April 19, 1925 (Age 25)
Rookie Status: Lost 1927 [*]
Teams (by GP): Senators/Pirates/Indians/Dodgers/Giants 1925-1938

Final Game: May 9, 1938 (Age 38)
Died: February 8, 1973 in Port Charlotte, FL
Buried: Gulf Pines Memorial Park, Englewood, FL
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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
1925 25 PIT NL 14 29 28 1 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 3 .214 .241 .250 .491 23 7 0 0 2
1926 26 PIT NL 28 47 43 5 17 3 0 0 4 0 1 0 .395 .409 .465 .874 131 20 0 2 2
1927 27 PIT NL 38 97 92 9 26 3 1 0 13 0 3 3 .283 .305 .337 .642 66 31 0 2 2
1929 29 WSH AL 50 130 116 18 18 4 0 1 9 0 0 8 15 .155 .222 .216 .438 13 25 2 4 2
1930 30 WSH AL 93 350 321 32 82 11 4 0 36 3 0 18 27 .255 .303 .315 .618 56 101 4 7 2
1931 31 WSH AL 145 526 483 48 133 16 3 1 60 0 0 35 21 .275 .327 .327 .654 72 158 2 8 *2
1932 32 WSH AL 102 347 317 28 78 9 0 1 41 0 1 24 17 .246 .301 .284 .585 54 90 1 5 2
1933 33 CLE AL 75 258 227 26 46 5 2 0 23 0 0 23 17 .203 .282 .242 .524 37 55 2 6 2
1934 34 CLE AL 5 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429 8 2 0 0 /2
1936 36 NYG NL 19 21 18 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 2 3 .278 .350 .333 .683 85 6 0 0 1 2
1937 37 BRO NL 51 132 117 5 24 2 2 0 4 0 8 17 .205 .256 .256 .512 39 30 3 0 7 2
1938 38 BRO NL 16 50 45 2 12 1 1 0 6 0 5 6 .267 .340 .333 .673 83 15 1 0 0 2
12 Yrs 636 1994 1814 177 448 57 13 3 203 4 1 128 130 .247 .301 .298 .598 56 540 4 11 42
162 Game Avg. 162 508 462 45 114 15 3 1 52 1 33 33 .247 .301 .298 .598 56 138 3 11
WSH (4 yrs) 390 1353 1237 126 311 40 7 3 146 3 1 85 80 .251 .304 .302 .607 57 374 9 24
PIT (3 yrs) 80 173 163 15 49 7 1 0 19 1 0 5 6 .301 .321 .356 .677 75 58 0 4
BRO (2 yrs) 67 182 162 7 36 3 3 0 10 0 13 23 .222 .280 .278 .558 51 45 4 0 7
CLE (2 yrs) 80 265 234 26 47 6 2 0 25 0 0 23 18 .201 .278 .244 .522 36 57 2 6
NYG (1 yr) 19 21 18 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 2 3 .278 .350 .333 .683 85 6 0 0 1
AL (6 yrs) 470 1618 1471 152 358 46 9 3 171 3 1 108 98 .243 .300 .293 .593 54 431 11 30
NL (6 yrs) 166 376 343 25 90 11 4 0 32 1 0 20 32 .262 .303 .318 .621 65 109 4 0 12

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
1925 25 PIT NL 14 29 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.3 1 -2 -0.2 .481 .498 -0.2 0.0 -2 2
1926 26 PIT NL 28 47 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 1 4 0.4 .509 .502 0.4 0.0 4 2
1927 27 PIT NL 38 97 -4 0 0 -1 1 -4 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .488 .497 -0.1 -0.0 -1 2
1929 29 WSH AL 50 130 -16 0 0 -1 1 -16 -1.5 5 -11 -1.0 .470 .491 -0.9 0.0 -10 2
1930 30 WSH AL 93 350 -22 1 0 0 3 -17 -1.6 13 -4 -0.3 .483 .490 -0.3 0.3 -4 2
1931 31 WSH AL 145 526 -18 1 0 0 4 -13 -1.2 20 7 0.7 .492 .492 0.6 0.5 7 *2
1932 32 WSH AL 102 347 -20 0 0 0 3 -17 -1.7 13 -4 -0.4 .484 .490 -0.4 0.3 -4 2
1933 33 CLE AL 75 258 -21 0 0 0 2 -18 -1.8 10 -8 -0.9 .476 .489 -0.9 0.2 -8 2
1934 34 CLE AL 5 7 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
1936 36 NYG NL 19 21 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 0.0 0 2
1937 37 BRO NL 51 132 -10 0 0 1 1 -8 -0.9 4 -4 -0.4 .484 .495 -0.5 0.2 -5 2
1938 38 BRO NL 16 50 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 2 1 0.1 .497 .500 0.1 0.0 1 2
12 Seasons 636 1994 -115 3 0 -1 17 -96 -9.3 73 -23 -2.1 .486 .493 -2.1 1.5 -22
WSH (4 yrs) 390 1353 -76 2 0 -1 11 -63 -6.0 51 -13 -1.0 .485 .491 -1.0 1.0 -11
PIT (3 yrs) 80 173 -6 0 0 -1 1 -5 -0.5 5 1 0.0 .494 .499 0.2 0.0 2
BRO (2 yrs) 67 182 -11 0 0 1 2 -8 -0.9 6 -3 -0.3 .487 .496 -0.4 0.2 -4
CLE (2 yrs) 80 265 -22 0 0 0 2 -19 -1.9 10 -9 -0.9 .477 .490 -0.9 0.2 -9
NYG (1 yr) 19 21 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.1 .499 .500 0.1 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
1927 27 PIT NL WS NYY L 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1925 PIT NL 25 C 11 4 4 21 18 1 2 2 .905 1.73 .970 4.45 1 5 1 17% 44%
1926 PIT NL 26 C 12 5 4 33 29 3 1 0 .970 2.67 .971 4.39 0 4 1 20% 44%
1927 PIT NL 27 C 34 22 16 116 98 15 3 2 .974 3.32 .974 4.43 4 12 5 29% 39%
1929 WSH AL 29 C 41 28 24 153 128 20 5 2 .967 3.61 .976 4.69 2 18 12 40% 44%
1930 WSH AL 30 C 93 89 80 444 395 44 5 3 .989 4.72 .984 4.88 4 28 33 54% 42%
1931 WSH AL 31 C 145 142 118 722 642 69 11 9 .985 4.90 .981 4.92 5 41 39 49% 42%
1932 WSH AL 32 C 98 91 61 365 313 44 8 9 .978 3.64 .982 4.90 4 24 27 53% 43%
1933 CLE AL 33 C 72 68 58 303 258 42 3 4 .990 4.17 .988 4.88 2 10 25 71% 46%
1934 CLE AL 34 C 4 2 0 9 7 2 0 0 1.000 2.25 .981 5.00 0 1 0 0% 36%
1936 NYG NL 36 C 14 1 1 21 18 3 0 0 1.000 1.50 .979 4.96 0 1 1 50% 46%
1937 BRO NL 37 C 45 33 23 204 177 27 0 2 1.000 4.53 .980 5.25 2 15 12 44% 46%
1938 BRO NL 38 C 16 13 9 62 55 5 2 0 .968 3.75 .979 4.85 1 1 2 67% 45%
12 Seasons C 585 498 398 2453 2138 275 40 33 .984 4.12 .982 4.87 25 160 158 50% 43%
12 Seasons TOT 585 498 398 2453 2138 275 40 33 .984 4.12 .982 4.87 25 160 158 50% 43%
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

AB per SO s c a p y
1931 AL  23.0 (10th)

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1930 AL  93 (4th)
1931 AL  145 (1st)
1932 AL  98 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1930 AL  395 (3rd)
1931 AL  642 (2nd)
1932 AL  313 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1931 AL  69 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1931 AL  11 (2nd)
1932 AL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1931 AL  9 (3rd)
1932 AL  9 (2nd)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1931 AL  5 (4th)
1932 AL  4 (4th)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1930 AL  33 (3rd)
1931 AL  39 (3rd)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1930 AL  54.1 (4th)
1931 AL  48.8 (3rd)
1932 AL  52.9 (3rd)
1933 AL  71.4 (1st)
Career  49.7 (19th)

Range Factor/Game as C s c a p y
1930 AL  4.72 (2nd)
1931 AL  4.90 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1930 AL  .989 (2nd)
1931 AL  .985 (5th)
1932 AL  .978 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1938 NL  born 1900-02-22 (5th)

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