RALPH "KELLY" SPENCER, Picher, Oklahoma

Inducted 2006

Player/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 on 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 playa 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, that's with the old hookless shoes.