Spooner joined the Dodgers at the end of the 1954 season and wowed the baseball world
by pitching back-to-back shutouts against the Giants and Pirates, striking out 27
in the two games. He had deceptively long arms, a blazing fastball with movement,
and great confidence. But he injured his arm the following spring training, went
8-6, and lasted just one-third of an inning in his World Series
start - his final
major league appearance.