George began his career in professional baseball in 1982 as one of the founding fathers of the Beloit (Wisc.) Brewers. That club is now known as the Beloit Snappers, which continues to operate as a community-owned franchise. Spelius was elected President of the Midwest League in 1987, after serving as the league's vice-president in 1986.
Over the past 25 years, Spelius has served on several committees of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Inc. Currently, he serves on the MiLB/MLB Rules and Policy Review Committee, which produced an on-field behavior policy that dramatically reduced the number of physical confrontations at the Minor League level. In 1997 and 2010, Spelius was chosen by Minor League Baseball as the recipient of the Warren Giles Award for outstanding service as a league president.
George earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis. From February 1957 to September 1958, he served overseas in the United States Army in Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan. Spelius was a catcher on the Camp Zama Ramblers that won the Far East Championship in the summer of 1958.
In addition to his presidential duties, George is involved in the operation of Beloit Floral, which was founded by his wife Nancy's family in 1916.
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