Spencer pitched for eight seasons in the majors, mostly for the New York Giants. Pitching primarily in relief, he had a career mark of 16-10 with a 4.05 ERA. His best season came in 1951 when he went 10-4 for the Giants with a 3.75 ERA and six saves. His ERA ballooned over the next four seasons and by 1955 he’d been relegated to pitching in the minor leagues. He reappeared in the big leagues in 1958, pitching in seven games for the Tigers. He pitched in five more games for Detroit in 1960. Those were his final appearances in the majors.
As noted, Spencer was a member of the “Shot Heard Round The World” Giants team in 1951. He pitched in two games during that year’s World Series, allowing seven runs in 3.1 innings. Prior to playing pro baseball, Spencer was the starting quarterback at The Ohio State University. He died on September 10, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.
George Spencer – career stats