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Joe Sparks

Joseph Everett Sparks

Positions: Third Baseman, Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: March 15, 1938 in McComas, West Virginia, United States
High School: McComas HS (McComas, WV)

Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1956 18 -1.5 Hastings NESL D NYG 59 220 56 8 1 1 .255 .314 69
1957 19 -1.9 Michigan City MIDW D NYG 126 483 423 57 100 7 1 7 46 12 50 79 .236 .316 .307 .623 130 1 5 4
1958 20 -2.6 Danville CARL B SFG 136 552 485 58 121 14 2 14 86 4 51 90 .249 .327 .373 .700 181 8 2 6 2
1959 21 -2.9 Eugene NORW B SFG 131 502 445 56 115 22 8 17 73 5 46 65 .258 .325 .458 .784 204 7 0 7 4
1960 22 -1.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs B-A SFG 125 463 395 64 119 14 2 11 72 8 4 52 43 .301 .380 .430 .810 170 3 5 8 1
1960 22 -1.6 Eugene NORW B SFG 114 431 370 61 114 10 2 11 67 8 4 47 38 .308 .385 .435 .820 161 3 5 6
1960 22 -1.2 Springfield EL A SFG 11 32 25 3 5 4 0 0 5 0 5 5 .200 .313 .360 .673 9 0 0 2 1
1961 23 0.2 Springfield EL A SFG 111 381 328 58 101 23 2 5 49 0 43 42 .308 .394 .436 .830 143 5 3 2 3
1962 24 -0.1 El Paso TL AA SFG 55 198 171 31 47 12 2 8 25 1 26 21 .275 .369 .509 .877 87 0 0 1 3
1963 25 0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA SFG 134 562 519 81 148 37 4 8 66 2 0 35 73 .285 .327 .418 .746 217 1 0 7
1963 25 1.3 El Paso TL AA SFG 79 357 329 62 99 27 3 6 44 2 0 25 47 .301 .350 .456 .806 150 1 0 2
1963 25 -1.2 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 55 205 190 19 49 10 1 2 22 0 0 10 26 .258 .288 .353 .640 67 0 0 5
1964 26 4.6 Giants AZIL WRk SFG 42 158 144 18 29 4 2 2 28 1 0 9 15 .201 .253 .299 .552 43 2 0 3
1964 26 0.4 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 117 310 282 24 64 7 0 3 28 1 0 24 51 .227 .287 .284 .570 80 0 3 1
1966 28 5.2 Lynchburg CARL A CHW 139 576 499 66 143 27 4 11 70 10 9 67 57 .287 .372 .423 .795 211 2 6 2
1967 29 6.5 Lynchburg CARL A CHW 129 521 441 66 125 23 9 6 71 7 3 69 42 .283 .377 .417 .794 184 0 6 5
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1968 30 5.3 Evansville SOUL AA CHW 86 247 226 19 61 15 1 2 30 2 0 17 47 .270 .322 .372 .694 84 1 2 1
1969 31 6.7 Columbus SOUL AA CHW 126 457 405 45 124 11 0 10 62 2 1 41 32 .306 .370 .407 .777 165 3 3 5
1973 35 10.1 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
Minors (14 seasons) Minors 1475 5476 4843 625 1324 220 36 103 678 54 17 521 642 .273 .397 1925 7 24 42 46 9
All Levels (14 Seasons) 1517 5634 4987 643 1353 224 38 105 706 55 17 530 657 .271 .395 1968 7 26 42 49 9
D (2 seasons) Minors 185 703 643 57 156 15 2 8 46 12 50 79 .243 .309 199 1 5 4
B (3 seasons) Minors 381 1485 1300 175 350 46 12 42 226 17 4 144 193 .269 .343 .420 .763 546 7 11 14 16 2
A (4 seasons) Minors 390 1510 1293 193 374 77 15 22 195 17 12 184 146 .289 .378 .423 .801 547 7 15 11 4
AA (4 seasons) Minors 346 1259 1131 157 331 65 6 26 161 7 1 109 147 .293 .355 .430 .785 486 5 5 9 3
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 173 519 476 43 113 17 1 5 50 1 0 34 77 .237 .285 .309 .594 147 0 3 6
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1957 19 Michigan City MIDW D NYG 3B 124 408 111 260 37 21 .909 2.99
1958 20 Danville CARL B SFG 3B 128 377 117 226 34 16 .910 2.68
1959 21 Eugene NORW B SFG 3B 127 343 96 218 29 19 .915 2.47
1960 22 Eugene NORW B SFG 3B 109 293 87 179 27 15 .908 2.44
1961 23 Springfield EL A SFG 2B 90 402 169 210 23 48 .943 4.21
1962 24 El Paso TL AA SFG 2B 15 67 25 41 1 10 .985 4.40
1962 24 El Paso TL AA SFG 3B 41 108 32 64 12 3 .889 2.34
1963 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA SFG 2B 103 559 238 302 19 69 .966 5.24
1963 25 El Paso TL AA SFG 2B 78 415 177 221 17 51 .959 5.10
1963 25 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 2B 25 144 61 81 2 18 .986 5.68
1963 25 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 3B 17 42 12 27 3 1 .929 2.29
1963 25 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG OF 11 18 14 2 2 0 .889 1.45
1964 26 Giants AZIL WRk SFG 1B 10 60 59 0 1 3 .983 5.90
1964 26 Giants AZIL WRk SFG 2B 11 53 26 24 3 5 .943 4.55
1964 26 Giants AZIL WRk SFG 3B 13 43 14 28 1 2 .977 3.23
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1964 26 Giants AZIL WRk SFG SS 8 35 16 16 3 3 .914 4.00
1964 26 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 1B 11 56 51 3 2 3 .964 4.91
1964 26 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 2B 32 131 67 62 2 12 .985 4.03
1964 26 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG 3B 41 127 26 93 8 9 .937 2.90
1964 26 Tacoma PCL AAA SFG OF 13 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 0.85
1966 28 Lynchburg CARL A CHW 3B 90 306 82 214 10 23 .967 3.29
1966 28 Lynchburg CARL A CHW SS 49 232 66 152 14 31 .940 4.45
1967 29 Lynchburg CARL A CHW 2B 56 289 118 160 11 27 .962 4.96
1967 29 Lynchburg CARL A CHW 3B 46 124 38 80 6 5 .952 2.57
1967 29 Lynchburg CARL A CHW SS 33 184 53 124 7 23 .962 5.36
1968 30 Evansville SOUL AA CHW 2B 30 126 44 77 5 12 .960 4.03
1968 30 Evansville SOUL AA CHW 3B 33 75 25 42 8 6 .893 2.03
1968 30 Evansville SOUL AA CHW OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
1969 31 Columbus SOUL AA CHW 1B 3 21 21 0 0 0 1.000 7.00
1969 31 Columbus SOUL AA CHW 2B 95 511 209 285 17 72 .967 5.20
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1969 31 Columbus SOUL AA CHW 3B 4 10 2 7 1 0 .900 2.25
1969 31 Columbus SOUL AA CHW OF 16 35 33 1 1 0 .971 2.13
1973 35 Iowa AA AAA CHW 3B 1 7 1 5 1 0 .857 6.00
Minors (2 seasons) Minors 1B 14 77 72 3 2 3 .974 5.36
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 2B 421 2085 870 1137 78 250 .963 4.77
Minors (12 seasons) Minors 3B 761 2220 629 1415 176 118 .921 2.69
Minors (4 seasons) Minors OF 41 65 58 3 4 0 .938 1.49
Minors (2 seasons) Minors SS 82 416 119 276 21 54 .950 4.82
All Levels (2 Seasons) 1B 24 137 131 3 3 6 .978 5.58
All Levels (7 Seasons) 2B 432 2138 896 1161 81 255 .962 4.76
All Levels (12 Seasons) 3B 774 2263 643 1443 177 120 .922 2.70
All Levels (4 Seasons) OF 41 65 58 3 4 0 .938 1.49
All Levels (3 Seasons) SS 90 451 135 292 24 57 .947 4.74
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1970 32 Duluth-Superior NORL A- CHW 1 of 1 69 48 21 .696
1971 33 Appleton MIDW A CHW 1 of 1 123 79 44 .642
1972 34 Knoxville SOUL AA CHW 1 of 1 141 76 64 .543
1973 35 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 137 83 53 .610
1974 36 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 136 74 62 .544
1975 37 Iowa AA AAA HOU 1 of 1 135 56 79 .415
1976 38 Toledo IL AAA CLE 1 of 1 140 55 85 .393
1977 39 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 136 61 75 .449
1978 40 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 of 1 136 66 70 .485
1979 41 Iowa AA AAA CHW 1 of 2 136 69 67 .507
1980 42 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1 of 1 137 66 70 .485
1981 43 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1 of 1 136 79 57 .581
1982 44 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1 of 1 137 71 66 .518
1983 45 Omaha AA AAA KCR 1 of 1 136 64 72 .471
1986 48 Indianapolis AA AAA MON 1 of 1 143 80 62 .563
1987 49 Indianapolis AA AAA MON 1 of 1 138 74 64 .536
1988 50 Indianapolis AA AAA MON 1 of 1 142 89 53 .627
1991 53 Toledo IL AAA DET 1 of 1 144 74 70 .514
1992 54 Toledo IL AAA DET 1 of 1 144 64 80 .444
1993 55 Toledo IL AAA DET 1 of 1 142 65 77 .458
1994 56 Toledo IL AAA DET 1 of 2 142 63 79 .444
21 Seasons 2830 1456 1370 .515
AAA (18 seasons) 2497 1253 1241 .502
A (1 season) 123 79 44 .642
AA (1 season) 141 76 64 .543
A- (1 season) 69 48 21 .696

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Sabr ID: 18f2dfb7

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