Red Robbins

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Spencer Gerald Robbins

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Biographical information[edit]

Spencer Robbins was a minor league player for 14 years who managed for four seasons - two of which as a player-manager.

His career spanned from 1948 to 1952 and from 1954 to 1962. He hit .280 with 1,577 hits and at least 151 home runs. Perhaps his best season was his first - in 1948 with the Morganton Aggies, he hit .342 with 26 home runs.

He managed the Nashville Volunteers in 1961, the Charlotte Hornets in 1962, the Lynchburg Twins in 1970 and the Wisconsin Rapids Twins in 1977. He served as player-coach a few times in his career and was a coach for the Elizabethton Twins (1984-?).

Robbins then spent many years scouting for the Twins (1963-1986).

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1961 Nashville Volunteers Southern Association 69-83 6th Minnesota Twins
1962 Charlotte Hornets South Atlantic League 54-86 8th Minnesota Twins
1970 Lynchburg Twins Carolina League 8th Minnesota Twins Replaced Tom Umphlett
1977 Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League 49-47 6th Minnesota Twins Replaced Carlos Pascual (16-22)

Sources include Baseball Digest, April 1955, Page 87