WOODY ENGLISH 2011 SP Legendary Cuts BLACK CUT AUTO /32 CHICAGO CUBS 1927-36 **

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Woody English From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Woody English
Shortstop / Third baseman Born: March 2, 1906
Fredonia, Ohio Died: September 26, 1997 (aged 91)
Newark, Ohio Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB debut April 26, 1927 for the Chicago Cubs Last MLB appearance July 1, 1938 for the Brooklyn Dodgers Career statistics Batting average .286 Hits 1356 Runs 801 Teams Chicago Cubs ( 1927 -1936 ) Brooklyn Dodgers ( 1937 -1938 ) Career highlights and awards All-Star selection ( 1933 )

Elwood George "Woody" English (March 2, 1906 – September 26, 19

Early life

English was born on March 2, 1906, on a farm in Licking County, Ohio . He went to Newark High School , where he played second base on the baseball team. In English's senior season, the team went undefeated. After high school, English worked for Pure Oil and Firestone Rubber. During breaks, he would play baseball with Pure Oil's local team. In 1924, English played for the Zanesville Greys, a semi-pro . The league that the Greys played in had other Major League players, including Al Schwietzer .

Career Minor leagues

In the following year of 1925, English signed a contract with the Toledo Mud Hens, a Double-A team apart of the American Association , for $300 a month. [1 ] Being the youngest player on his team, 18, English played 131 games at shortstop and batted .220 and a .946 fielding percentage. [2 ] The following year played a team-high 162 games and batted a .301 average, a team-high 15 triples and a .948 fielding percentage. [3 ]

Major leagues

After playing for the Mud Hens, English was purchased for $50,000 by the Chicago Cubs . He made his Major League debut on April 26, 1927, a 5-8 losing game against the Cincinnati Reds .[ 4] English went 0-2 with one strikeout . The Cubs finished fourth place, finishing 8.5 games from first place.

Best season 1930 : .335 BA, 14 HR, 59 RBI, 152 runs , 214 hits , 17 triples , 13 stolen bases , 100 walks , 156 games – all career highs. Highlights 1933 All-Star Game Twice led National League in games played (156, 1930–31) Finished fourth in National League MVP vote (1931), behind Frankie Frisch , Chuck Klein and Bill Terry Between 1952 and 1954 managed the Grand Rapids Chicks of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League , leading his team to a Championship (1953) and two playoff appearances Post-baseball life

Following baseball, English decided to work for a factory in Chicago, Illinois . During World War II , he worked on airplanes. He got married in 1948 to a women named Katerine. English coached the Grand Rapids Chicks of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1952 until 1954 when the league folded. After coaching, he worked for State Farm Insurance until his retirement in 1971. On September 26, 1997, English passed away at Newark, Ohio at the age of 91 and is buried in Fredonia Cemetery in Fredonia, Ohio.

Career statistics Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG TB SH HBP GDP E 1927 Chicago Cubs 87 334 46 97 14 4 1 28 1 16 26 .290 .325 .365 122 23 1 29 1928 Chicago Cubs 116 475 68 142 22 4 2 34 4 30 28 .299 .343 .37...
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