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Spangler in 1961.
July 8, 1933 |
|September 16, 1959, for the Milwaukee Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 11, 1971, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Runs batted in||175|
|Career highlights and awards|
Spangler attended Duke University. He was signed as a free agent by the Milwaukee Braves on June 14, 1954. He made his debut on September 16, 1959, and would go on to play his final game on September 11, 1971.
Spangler was drafted by the Houston Colt .45s as a premium selection in the 1961 Major League Baseball expansion draft and led the .45's in hitting their first two seasons. In the Colt .45s' first game against the Chicago Cubs, Spangler drove in the first run in Houston baseball history with an RBI triple in the bottom of the 1st inning off Cubs starter Don Cardwell, driving in teammate Bob Aspromonte.
- Career Statistics and Batting Game Logs at Baseball-Reference.com
- "Player Draft Buffs Shine On Fading Ex Stars". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Associated Press. 10 October 1961. p. 8. Retrieved 31 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Charlton, James; Shatzkin, Mike; Holtje, Stephen (1990). The Ballplayers: Baseball's Ultimate Biographical Reference. New York City, New York: Arbor House/William Morrow and Company. p. 1025. ISBN 0-87795-984-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Player Draft Buffs Shine On Fading Ex Stars". St. Joseph Gazette. Associated Press. 11 April 1962. p. 9. Retrieved 31 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Spangler Cubs latest hitting star
- Angels trade for Spangler
- "Lockman Gets Reprieve As Cubs Start Shakeup". St. Petersburg Times. United Press International. 5 October 1973. p. 2-C. Retrieved 31 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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