Maine Baseball HOF
Springer, Knowlton (Ted) (1982)
A power hitter, Ted (Knowlton) Springer could also pitch with the best of them. If a job needed to be done on the field, Springer was the man to do it.
A modest chap, this rangy six-footer was always hesitant to talk about his considerable abilities. One of which was his rubber arm, which once allowed Hancock High’s gifted pitcher to throw three complete games in six days.
Weighing perhaps 170 or better, Springer had the loose and rangy build associated with a fastball pitcher. A graduate of Ellsworth High (Springer transferred), he played a season at Augusta after graduation in 1937. Springer later moved to Canada and performed well there.
Still living in Ellsworth, Springer played from 1938-1940 in Canada. In 1941 he played semi-pro in Vermont, followed by four years in the New York League. He went into the army in 1945 and in 1946 his pitching days were over. “My arm had gone through too much to keep pitching,” he said. So he became playing-manager for Dexter, Maine, in the Tri-County League.
He lasted there until 1951, when he hung the old first base mitt up and put the bat in the locker .He moved to Providence, R.I., in 1951 and stayed there for five years before returning to Maine.
Position: Relief Pitcher
Bats: Left • Throws: Unknown
Born: May 14, 1917 in Marlboro, ME us
Died: December 20, 1997 (Aged 80-220d) in Sanford, ME
Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Hancock, ME
High School: Ellsworth HS (Ellsworth, ME)
Full Name: Knowlton Springer