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Scipio Spinks

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Scipio Spinks

Biography 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. Life and sports 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...

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