Saturday, January 24, 2015

#634 Dick Woodson

Short lived starter for the Twins…Played exclusively in the minor 1971 going 16-10 for PCL Portland…Lead circuit in wins…Previously the majority of his MLB experience was during 1969 Woodson’s rookie year…Went 7-5 mostly as a reliever…Ineffectively relieved starter Bob Miller in the 3rd game of the first ever ALCS series coming in the second inning…Inexplicably 3rd starter Jim Kaat was sidestepped from playing... role diminished in 1970 splitting 21 appearances for the Twins and AAA demotion….still managed to appear in ALCS with similar poor results to the prior year in wildly lopsided loss…1972 brought found in a steady spot in the Twins rotation…Responded with 14 wins a career best…Was high in walks in a hits per 9 innings…Fell to 10-8 record in 1973 with an increase of ERA…Continued  downward spiral with poor start in 1974…was traded to Yankees mid season where his fortunes did not change…Played briefly in minor 1975.


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