William T. Spencer - Player
Inducted in 1998
His baseball career spanned 22 years. He started as a batboy at the age of 6. Played four years of high school ball at Milton, Delaware. Played service ball during WW II with the 517th Parachute Infantry Combat Team. After the war, Bill played with the Milton team in the Sussex Kent Sussex, Mar Del leagues where he consistently hit at a 300 clip and excelled on the mound as well. From 1948 1951 his record was 21 2. When not pitching he played first or second and batted third, fourth or fifth. In 1952 while playing with the Millsboro Championship team, Bill led the league in runs batted in with 42 which stood as a Central Shore League record. He also played in several All Star games. Was founder of Milton Little League and served as coach and manager. Also umpired for many years. Member of Milton Fire Dept 19 years. During WWII he made 25 jumps with the 517th Parachute Infantry Combat Team and was awarded the Silver Star for bravery at the Battle of the Bulge.