BORN: October 25, 1889, Kansas City, MO
DIED: July 27, 1985
WEIGHT: 180 lbs.
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox, 1908-1915; Cleveland Indians, 1917, 1919-1920 Outfielder – Cleveland Indians, 1918-1922
Pitching Record: 117-57
Earned Run Average: 2.03
Batting Average: .283
Did you know…
- In 1912, Joe Wood enjoyed one of the finest seasons a pitcher has ever known: 34-5, an ERA of 1.91, 10 shutouts, won an American League record 16-consecutive regular season decisions.
- Wood was a member of three World Series championship teams in 1912, 1915, and 1920.
- After 9 seasons as a pitcher, an injury caused Wood to make a short-lived but successful position switch to outfielder. Wood finished his career with a record of 116-57 with a lifetime ERA of 2.03.
- After retiring, Wood spent twenty years as head coach of the Yale University baseball team, compiling a career managing record of 283-228-1 in the process.
- World Series champion: 1912, 1915, 1920
- American League ERA Champion: 1915
- American League wins champion: 1912
- Two 20-win seasons
- One 30-win season
- Three sub-2.00 ERA seasons