Jim Spencer Stats

Jim Spencer was born on Wednesday, July 30, 1947, in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Spencer was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 7, 1968, with the California Angels. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Jim Spencer baseball stats page.

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"I decided then (in 1969) that my life's work would be baseball and after that, it was all I thought about for every moment of every day." - Jim Spencer in The Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan, 'Jim Spencer, 54; Former Angel Baseball Player', Source )

Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#96)

Jim Spencer Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#96)

Birth Name:
James Lloyd Spencer
Nickname:
Jim - Spence
Born On:
07-30-1947  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Hanover, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
02-10-2002 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Cemetery:
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Cemetery, Taneytown, Maryland
High School:
Andover High School (Glen Burnie, MD)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
09-07-1968 (Age 21)
Last Game:
06-20-1982
Draft:
1965 : 1st Round (11th)

Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer Pitching Stats

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Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer Hitting Stats

1968 21 Angels 19 68 2 13 1 0 0 0 5 3 0 10 0 1 1 2 .191 .233 .206
1969 22 Angels 113 386 39 98 14 3 10 0 31 26 6 53 8 0 2 6 .254 .304 .383
1970 23 Angels 146 511 61 140 20 4 12 0 68 28 6 61 6 5 0 9 .274 .309 .399
1971 24 Angels 148 510 50 121 21 2 18 0 59 48 7 63 6 5 3 16 .237 .304 .392
1972 25 Angels 82 212 13 47 5 0 1 0 14 12 1 25 0 1 0 8 .222 .262 .259
1973 26 Angels 29 87 10 21 4 2 2 0 11 9 1 9 1 1 1 3 .241 .316 .402
1973 26 Rangers 102 352 35 94 12 3 4 0 43 34 6 41 1 2 1 8 .267 .332 .352
1974 27 Rangers 118 352 36 98 11 4 7 0 44 22 3 27 3 4 3 8 .278 .323 .392
1975 28 Rangers 132 403 50 107 18 1 11 0 47 35 6 43 2 1 2 9 .266 .327 .397
1976 29 White Sox 150 518 53 131 13 2 14 0 70 49 19 52 4 7 1 10 .253 .315 .367
1977 30 White Sox 128 470 56 116 16 1 18 2 69 36 11 50 2 5 2 11 .247 .300 .400
1978 31 Yankees 71 150 12 34 9 1 7 1 24 15 3 32 0 1 0 4 .227 .295 .440
1979 32 Yankees 106 295 60 85 15 3 23 0 53 38 11 25 1 2 0 12 .288 .367 .593
1980 33 Yankees 97 259 38 61 9 0 13 1 43 30 2 44 1 4 1 7 .236 .313 .421
1981 34 Yankees 25 63 6 9 2 0 2 0 4 9 2 7 0 0 0 3 .143 .250 .270
1981 34 Athletics 54 171 14 35 6 0 2 0 9 10 1 20 0 2 0 5 .205 .246 .275
1982 35 Athletics 33 101 6 17 3 1 2 0 5 3 1 20 0 1 0 3 .168 .190 .277
15 Years 1,553 4,908 541 1,227 179 27 146 4 599 407 86 582 35 42 17 124 .250 .307 .387

Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer Fielding Stats

1968 Angels 1B 19 19 504 171 9.0 170 152 18 1 15 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.11
1969 Angels 1B 107 101 2,718 1,001 9.4 992 926 66 9 81 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.85
1970 Angels 1B 142 135 3,609 1,304 9.2 1,297 1,212 85 7 131 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.70
1971 Angels 1B 145 135 18,375 1,394 9.6 1,389 1,296 93 5 117 n/a n/a n/a .996 2.04
1972 Angels 1B 35 30 798 292 8.3 289 267 22 3 25 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.78
1972 Angels LF 24 21 483 22 0.9 22 21 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.23
1973 Angels 1B 26 24 654 211 8.1 211 204 7 0 24 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.71
1973 Rangers 1B 99 88 2,427 858 8.7 857 790 67 1 86 n/a n/a n/a .999 9.53
1974 Rangers 1B 60 40 1,164 417 7.0 416 389 27 1 36 n/a n/a n/a .998 9.65
1975 Rangers 1B 99 90 2,310 919 9.3 914 844 70 5 92 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.68
1976 White Sox 1B 143 134 3,624 1,320 9.2 1,318 1,206 112 2 116 n/a n/a n/a .998 9.82
1977 White Sox 1B 125 123 3,234 1,077 8.6 1,067 977 90 10 76 n/a n/a n/a .991 8.91
1978 Yankees 1B 15 8 255 97 6.5 97 90 7 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.27
1979 Yankees 1B 26 25 696 251 9.7 249 232 17 2 35 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.66
1980 Yankees 1B 75 62 1,665 614 8.2 608 567 41 6 51 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.86
1980 Yankees LF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1981 Yankees 1B 25 20 534 189 7.6 189 172 17 0 17 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.56
1981 Athletics 1B 48 42 1,185 381 7.9 380 344 36 1 30 n/a n/a n/a .997 8.66
1982 Athletics 1B 32 26 699 254 7.9 252 230 22 2 20 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.73
1B Totals 1,221 1,102 44,451 10,750 8.8 10,695 9,898 797 55 956 n/a n/a n/a .995 6.50
LF Totals 25 21 489 23 0.9 23 22 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.27
15 Years 1,246 1,123 44,940 10,773 8.6 10,718 9,920 798 55 956 n/a n/a n/a .995 6.44

Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer Miscellaneous Stats

1968 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 6.8 13.6 - - -
1969 Angels 1 0 1.000 9 0 n/a 38.6 7.3 12.5 - - -
1970 Angels 0 2 .000 6 0 n/a 42.6 8.4 7.5 - - -
1971 Angels 0 1 .000 8 0 n/a 28.3 8.1 8.6 - - -
1972 Angels 0 1 .000 27 0 n/a 212.0 8.5 15.1 - - -
1973 Angels 0 0 .000 2 0 2 43.5 9.7 7.9 - - -
1973 Rangers 0 3 .000 8 0 1 88.0 8.6 8.2 - - -
1974 Rangers 1 2 .333 11 0 54 50.3 13.0 8.0 - - -
1975 Rangers 0 1 .000 14 0 25 36.6 9.4 8.6 - - -
1976 White Sox 6 4 .600 7 1 2 37.0 10.0 7.4 - - -
1977 White Sox 1 2 .333 3 0 0 26.1 9.4 6.8 - - -
1978 Yankees 0 1 .000 27 0 35 21.4 4.7 6.3 - - -
1979 Yankees 0 2 .000 19 0 71 12.8 11.8 5.6 - - -
1980 Yankees 1 0 1.000 25 0 15 19.9 5.9 6.0 - - -
1981 Yankees 0 0 .000 3 0 0 31.5 9.0 15.8 - - -
1981 Athletics 1 0 1.000 11 0 0 85.5 8.6 19.0 - - -
1982 Athletics 0 0 .000 3 0 0 50.5 5.1 20.2 - - -
15 Years 11 19 .367 183 1 205 33.6 8.4 8.2 - - -

Jim Spencer

Jim Spencer Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1968 California Angels 9 Undetermined - -
1969 California Angels 9 Undetermined - -
1970 California Angels 9 Undetermined - -
1971 California Angels 9 Undetermined - -
1972 California Angels 9 Undetermined - -
1973 California Angels 9 Undetermined Stats -
1973 Texas Rangers 24 , 3 $27,000.00 Stats -
1974 Texas Rangers 3 $35,000.00 - -
1975 Texas Rangers 3 , 9 $47,000.00 - -
1976 Chicago White Sox 3 $47,000.00 - -
1977 Chicago White Sox 3 $75,000.00 - -
1978 New York Yankees 12 Undetermined - Stats
1979 New York Yankees 12 Undetermined - -
1980 New York Yankees 12 Undetermined - -
1981 New York Yankees 12 Undetermined - -
1981 Oakland Athletics 12 Undetermined - -
1982 Oakland Athletics 12 Undetermined - -
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Did you know that when Jim Spencer led league in putouts, double plays, and fielding percentage in 1970, he received the Gold Glove Award at first base, becoming the first Angels player to ever win at first? Did you know when Spence won his second golden glove , this time in 1977, he was the first Chicago White Sox player to win at first basae?

Jim Spencer was intentionally walked nineteen times in 1976, tying the Chicago White Sox record for intentional bases on balls in a season, set originally by Ed Herrmann in 1972. That duo held the mark until 1993, when future hall of famer Frank Thomas was given the "four-finger salute" twenty-nine times - a mark that remains in place through today.

How about a little baseball trivia? Who was the first player ever selected by the Los Angeles Angels during a baseball Draft ? Jim Spencer, taken with the eleventh pick overall during the 1965 Baseball Draft , the first amateur draft in Major League history.

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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