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Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Toledo News-Bee, April 4, 1912:
Spencer, you may recall, was arrested in February 1912 for diving through a window into a restaurant because he was hungry (and presumably drunk).
Tubby apparently worked his way out of the Louisville doghouse, as he hit .194 in 31 games in 1912. Somehow he found himself in the PCL in 1913, where he hit .127. For reasons that are utterly beyond me, Spencer made it back to the big leagues in 1916 (after hitting .182 in 24 games in the Virginia League!) and was a semi-regular with the 1917-18 Detroit Tigers.
I’m not going to say Tubby’s millionaire father was paying teams to carry Spencer. I’ll just say the guy was an awful hitter, all kinds of trouble, and a drunk, and somehow he had a 20+ year career in the high minors/major leagues. I’m getting a mental image of a baseballing Gob Bluth.
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