Scipio Spinks St Louis Cardinals Autographed Signed OML Baseball COA Houston Astros
~~THIS ONE IS A BEAUTY!
Great looking single signed baseball by former St. Louis Cardinal pitcher...Scipio Spinks.
A seldom seen autographed baseball...only for the SERIOUS St. Louis Cardinal and/or Houston Astros fan.
Scipio began his career in 1969 with the Houston Astros. He played for the Astros 1969-71 and St. Louis Cardinals 1972-73. During his career, he played in 41 career games and compiled a 7-11 won/loss record. He pitched 7 complete games, recorded 154 K's and recorded a 3.70 ERA in 201.2 innings pitched. His best season came in 1972 when he went 5-5 with a 2.67 ERA and 93 K's in 16 games. Scipio signed the sweet spot of this OML Allan H. Selig baseball with a blue ballpoint pen. He signed this OML Allan H. Selig baseball on April 29, 2007.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Scipio Ronald Spinks (born July 12, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois) was a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals between 1969 and 1973. He was a promising prospect until injuries prematurely ended his career.
Spinks graduated from Harlan High School in Chicago and was drafted by the Astros organization in 1966. That August, he set a record in the Northern League by striking out 20 batters in a game. In 1968, he went 9-6 with a 2.27 earned run average in the Carolina League. He was shuttled between Class AAA and the major league club for the next few seasons. The hard-throwing Spinks had control problems but also struck out an average of one batter per inning in the American Association.
In April 1972, Spinks was traded to the Cardinals for Jerry Reuss. He started the season with the major league club and pitched well. By midseason, he was third in the National League in strikeouts, behind only Steve Carlton and Tom Seaver. He had a 2.67 ERA.
His career was drastically altered by a play on July 4, 1972, when he ran into Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench in a collision at home plate. Spinks scored the run but tore ligaments in his right knee during the collision. He missed the rest of the season. In 1973, he pitched just eight games before coming down with a shoulder injury. He struggled in the minors and retired after the 1976 season.
After his playing career ended, Spinks became a scout and a pitching coach in the San Diego Padres and Houston Astros organizations.
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