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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1937--TOTNAL451801502029722182018.193.297.307.6036746480*4/16
1937--SL2NAL167762121650210007.258.370.435.80512227444/16
1937--CAGNAL29103888132208211.148.242.216.4582719040*4
1938--CAGNAL2058481010112718.208.333.396.72910919116/45
1939--CAGNAL2993859182311118.212.280.341.6218029*6/45
1940--CAGNAL16484347201205.163.250.279.529581200004/596
4 Yrs11037932643641266384039.196.292.325.617751060590
162 Game Avg.1625584806394189956657.196.292.325.61775156
CAG (4 yrs)94302264314876428432.182.273.299.5726479150
SL2 (1 yr)167762121650210007.258.370.435.8051222744

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Frequently Asked Questions

How tall is Joe Sparks?

Joe Sparks is 5-8 (173 cm) tall.

How much did Joe Sparks weigh when playing?

Joe Sparks weighed 160 lbs (72 kg) when playing.

How many seasons did Joe Sparks play?

Joe Sparks played 4 seasons.

Is Joe Sparks in the Hall of Fame?

Joe Sparks has not been elected into the Hall of Fame.

What position did Joe Sparks play?

Joe Sparks was a Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman.

How many hits did Joe Sparks have?

Joe Sparks had 64 hits over his career.

How many home runs did Joe Sparks have?

Joe Sparks had 6 home runs over his career.

What was Joe Sparks' average?

Joe Sparks had a .196 average over his career.

How many teams has Joe Sparks played for?

Joe Sparks played for 2 teams; the Chicago American Giants and St. Louis Stars.

When did Joe Sparks retire?

Joe Sparks last played in 1940.

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