#54 Spot "Spotswood" Poles, Rightfield, 28 yrs, Pittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, 7/9/1918
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Spot Poles
Spotswood
11/7/1889
28
NEGRO,LG,PLAYER
5"7
165

Rightfield
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2.5 Stars
 

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Big League Contract
$ 1,500,000
1918
7 Year(s), 135 Days (1339 total Days)
101 Day(s)
7 Year(s), 135 Days (1339 total Days)
9 Year(s)
Not eligible
3 Option Year(s) left
  

Ratings

BattingContactGapPowerDiscipline/EyeAvoid K's
Overall66248
Versus LHP65247
Versus RHP76248
Talent75348
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3
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1
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Fielding Ratings
LF : 10 (Range), .995 (Fielding Pct.)
CF : 10 (Range), .990 (Fielding Pct.)
RF : 10 (Range), .996 (Fielding Pct.)
Catcher Arm : 1
Infield Arm : 5
Outfield Arm : 5

Game Log, Last 10 Games

DateOpp. ResultABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSpot  
6/20@PHIW 3-1400000001#4  
6/21BROW 5-4512100000#4  
6/23BROW 4-3402000100#5  
6/25@NYGW 2-0210000020#5  
6/26@NYGL 5-6600000000#4  
6/27@NYGL 2-4301100001#8  
6/30CHNW 8-3300000101#5  
7/1CHNL 1-4300000011#5  
7/3SLNL 3-9300000012#5  
7/8BSNL 0-1100000000#1  

Batting Stats 1918

BattingGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKAVGOBPSLGOPSTAVGISO
Overall5918954100121212714.286.372.354.726.664.069
Projected117373107200241415328.286.372.354.726.664.069
BattingGSPAHPIWCIGDPSHSFTBEBHSBCSSB%RCRC/27
Overall50218010070267111150.025.24.7
 ABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSFSHHPAVGOBPSLGOPS
vs. LHP2394004322000.391.440.5651.005
vs. RHP1664560117182512200.271.363.325.688
Close/Late2793005014000.333.357.444.802
Scoring Position4511400180153200.244.419.333.753
Pinch Hitting610000001000.167.167.167.333
 GABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKAVGOBPSLGOPS
Home288823201710137.261.353.318.671
Road31101318001411147.307.388.386.774
This Week1100000000.000.000.000.000
Last Week2600000023.000.250.000.250
March/April18592130010714.356.361.407.767
May19581850188134.310.437.448.885
June19651520036113.231.338.262.599
July3700000023.000.222.000.222

Career Batting Stats

YearGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBHPSFKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPSTeams
1910513500021100201.385.429.385.813CLE
19111384601152811473631018010.250.297.322.618CLE
191215158317142115380560111110.293.355.374.729CLE,AL
19131515531443421624037059611.260.304.335.639CLE
19141415111262322605051017910.247.314.311.626CLE PIT
19151454941362021674139076502.275.324.330.654PIT
19161254511271813583532035503.282.327.346.673PIT
19171204291362312644738057110.317.369.389.758PIT
191859189541001212127021411.286.372.354.726PIT
Total103536831014198101243435131202557368.275.330.344.674 

Career Minor League Batting Stats

YearGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
1909, AAA137534163201750575114956.305.362.386.748
1910, AAA134502147191859527797611.293.384.382.766

Career Postseason Batting Stats

YearGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
19104174100420400.235.235.294.529
Total4174100420400.235.235.294.529

Fielding Stats 1918

PositionGGSPOADPTCEPCTINNRANGEPBRSTARTORTO%
Leftfield42510601.00021.22.49    
Centerfield11200201.0009.02.00    
Rightfield48471094411301.000420.12.42    

Player History

Drafted in 1st round, 10th overall pick, by Cleveland in 1909...
Injured on 9/5/1909 with a Bruised Hand, out for 3 days...
Had first career hit on 9/28/1910, off Ray Collins (BOS)...
Hit first career homerun on 6/18/1911, off Bobby Keefe (PHA)...
Injured on 8/12/1911 with a Pulled Back Muscle, out for one week...
Was selected to the 1912 Allstar game...
Won Gold Glove Award at Rightfield in 1912...
1/31/1914: Gets a new one-year contract worth $1,100,000 through salary arbitration...
Traded from Cleveland to Pittsburgh on 5/27/1914 (Going to CLE: C Ray Schalk. Going to PIT: RF Spot Poles)...
6/10/1914: Signed a contract extension with Pittsburgh, $1,500,000 per year, for 4 years.
Injured on 9/24/1914 with a Herniated Disc Back, out for 6-7 weeks...
Won Gold Glove Award at Rightfield in 1915...
Injured on 7/5/1916 with a Stiff Knee, out for 1-2 weeks...
Batting Leader Boards Appearances
AVG
1912 - .293 - 10th
OBP
1912 - .355 - 7th
OPS
1912 - .729 - 10th
Hits
1912 - 171 - 8th
Doubles
1912 - 42 - 7th
Runs
1912 - 80 - 7th
    

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