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 Joe Wood

Joe Wood

Birth
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Death 27 Jul 1985 (aged 95)
West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Shohola, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 8394 · View Source
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Major League Baseball Player. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he was nicked named "Smokey Joe" and made his debut as a right hand pitcher for the Boston Red Sox on August 24, 1908. He was with the Red Sox 1908 to 1915 and was one of only 13 pitchers since 1900, who won 30 or more games in one season, 34-5 in 1912. After a arm injury ended his pitching career, he switched to the outfield and playing for the Cleveland Indians 1917 to 1922. He ended his career with 117 wins, 57 loss, 28 shutouts, 10 saves, 989 strikeouts and a 2.03 earned run average. He had a lifetime .283 batting average with 553 hits, 23 homeruns and 325 runs batted in. In 1995, he was selected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8394
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Wood (25 Oct 1889–27 Jul 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8394, citing Wood Family Cemetery, Shohola, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .