George Herman Spriggs (born May 22, 1937) is an American former professional baseball player who played parts of four seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Kansas City Royals. He was signed as an amateur free agent prior to the 1963 season by the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1966, during his minor league career, Spriggs led the International League with 34 stolen bases and hit .300 for the Columbus Jets. In 4 years with the Jets he stole 170 bases. On November 28, 1967 he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox during the Rule 5 draft but was returned to the Pirates on April 5, 1968 when he did not make the Red Sox major league roster. His contract was purchased by the Kansas City Royals on October 16, 1968 from the Pirates. The New York Mets then purchased his contract on March 15, 1971, but he never played a major league game with them.
He was born in Jewell, Maryland.
- ^ a b "George Spriggs Transactions". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2009-03-09.
- ^ "The Top Rookies". Baseball Digest 26 (3): 6. 1967.
- ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=sprigg002geo
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