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Daryll Spencer (1928-2017)

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  • Daryll Spencer (1928-2017)

    Former New York Giants infielder, Daryll Spencer passed away on January 2, 2017. He was 88 years, 6 months of age.
    Spencer was a New York Giant from 1952 to 1957, except for 1954 & 1955 when he was serving in the military. He continued to play for the Giants for two more seasons after their move to San Francisco (through 1959). He later played for the Dodgers, Cardinals and Reds, concluding his MLB career in 1963.
    Spencer played Shortstop, Second Baseman and Third Baseman, but was primarily a Shortstop throughout a 1,100 game career in the big leagues. Career-wise, he hit .244 with 104 home runs.
    His MLB career began in Sept. 1952 call up to the Giants. In his first full season (1953) he had a very atypical season, by hitting .208 (unusually low), with 20 home runs (his career high in HRs). Spencer was in the military when the NY Giants won the N.L. pennant and the World Series in 1954. He was on the 1962 Los Angeles Dodgers team that the SF Giants finished the regular season in a tie with and whom the Giants defeated in a three-game playoff, so Spencer unfortunately never got to play in a World Series.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 01-04-2017, 06:05 AM.

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    Sad to see another former NY Giant go. RIP Daryll.


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