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Woody English


A short bio from the Boston Garter Game of the Century card back: Elwood George “Woody” English holds down third base for the Chicago Cubs and will back up NL starter Pie Traynor in the upcoming Game of the Century at crosstown Comiskey Park. When the Cubs paid the Toledo club $30,000 for English in 1926 the slender native of Fredonia, Ohio played SS; he later switched to the hot corner to allow Billy Jurges to play short. Woody hits for average not power and also draws plenty of walks. In his best year, 1930, when he batted .335 English collected 214 safeties and 100 free passes, one of the best combined outputs in history. He also scored 152 runs!


Birth Date: March 2, 1906
Birth Location: Fredonia, OH
Death Date: September 26, 1997
Death Location: Newark OH, USA
Weight: 155 lb
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Bats: R
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 26, 1927
Final Game Date: July 1, 1938
Years Played: 12
Games Played: 1,261
At Bats: 4,746
Runs: 801
Hits: 1,356
Doubles: 236
Triples: 52
Home Runs: 32
RBIs: 422
Stolen Bases: 57
Base on Balls: 571
Batting Average: 0.286
Position: Short Stop

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