RALPH "KELLY" SPENCER, Picher, Oklahoma

Inducted 2006

Promoter-Organizer: Ralph “Kelley” Spencer was born September 5, 1893, in Reeds, MO and spent his lifetime and pitching career in Picher, Oklahoma.  His first World Tournament appearance was in 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He placed 6th with a 10-5 record.  In the 1922 winter World Tournament Ralph had a record of 20-1 and was runner-up to C.C. Davis.  Two days following that event Davis and Spencer played an exhibition game to 200 points which was won by Spencer 200-182.  Ralph had a career of 9 World Tournament Championship Class appearances with 203 wins and a 53.09% ringer average, using the old hookless shoes.