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  • Former Washington Senator Hal Woodeshick dead at 76

    Former major league pitcher Hal Woodeshick died Sunday, June 14th in Houston.

    Woodeshick's career, which spanned from 1956 through 1967, would see him in the uniform of the Detroit Tigers (twice), Cleveland Indians, both the original and expansion Washington Senators, Houston Colt 45's and Astros, finishing his career with the St. Louis Cardinals.

    He was named to the National League All-Star team in 1963 and capped off his career in St. Louis with the World Series winning Cardinals in 1967.

    Woodeshick spent 1959 and 1960 on the roster of the original Washington Senators as they played their last 2 years in DC.

    He was selected by the "new" Senators in the expansion draft and would compile a 3-2 record with the expansion team in 1961 before being traded to the Detroit Tigers in early June.

    Woodeshick is one of nine players who holds the distinction of having played for both the original and expansion Senators.

    "Former MLB pitcher Woodeshick dead at 76" from Fox Sports

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    Last edited by Aa3rt; 06-20-2009, 12:09 AM.
    "For the Washington Senators, the worst time of the year is the baseball season." Roger Kahn

    "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Rogers Hornsby.

  • #2
    Not to be pedantic, but he was actually an All-Star in 1963.

    He also led the National League in saves the next year.

    While the stat has greatly evolved (or devolved depending on your point of view) since then, Woodeshick retired ranked #30 all-time in saves.

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    • #3
      His 1962 Topps card was awesome!
      R.I.P. Hal
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