Harry Spilman

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Harry Spilman
First baseman
Born: (1954-07-15) July 15, 1954 (age 65)
Albany, Georgia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 1978, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1989, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
Batting average.237
Runs batted in117

William Harry Spilman (born July 18, 1954) is a retired Major League Baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds (1978–81), Houston Astros (1981–85 and 1988–89), Detroit Tigers (1986), and San Francisco Giants (1986–88). He was also known for his skill as a pinch hitter. Currently coaches in the Kansas City Royals feeder system as a scout. Previously worked with Nolan Ryan in the Texas Rangers franchise as well as Houston Astro’s hitting coach.

Cincinnati Reds[edit]

He helped the Reds win the NL Western Division in 1979 and 1981 and the Giants win the NL Western Division in 1987.

Career Statistics[edit]

In 12 seasons he played in 563 Games and had 810 At Bats, 96 Runs, 192 Hits, 34 Doubles, 1 Triple, 18 Home Runs, 117 RBI, 1 Stolen Base, 81 Walks, .237 Batting Average, .306 On-base percentage, .348 Slugging Percentage, 282 Total Bases, 3 Sacrifice Hits, 9 Sacrifice Flies and 8 Intentional Walks.

Coaching Career[edit]

From 2007 to 2008, he served as hitting coach for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds.