Thursday, January 14, 2010

1976 Topps #323 - Rob Sperring

  • Rob Sperring was a utility infielder and played parts of four seasons from 1974-1977. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1971.
  • Sperring made it to the Cubs in early August 1974. He played in 42 games and batted .206 in 107 at bats. In 1975 Rob played in 65 games and batted .208 in 144 at bats. Sperring started the 1976 season in the minors and came back to the Cubs in late July. He played in 43 games and batted .258 in 93 at bats.
  • On February 11, 1977 season Sperring was traded with Bill Madlock to the San Francisco Giants for Bobby Murcer, Steve Ontiveros, and a minor leaguer. He never played with the Giants -- on March 26 he was traded with Willie Crawford to the Houston Astros for Rob Andrews and cash. Rob played most of the 1977 season with the Astros and batted .186 in 129 at bats. Sperring spent the 1978 and 1979 seasons with AAA Charleston but never made it back to the majors.
  • Rob has two sons: Trey played baseball for Rice University and now plays for the University of Oklahoma; Jayme played baseball for Rice and in the Baltimore Orioles' system (2000-2003).

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