American baseball playerDied when: 76 years 294 days (921 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
Harold Joseph Woodeshick (August 24, 1932 – June 14, 2009) was an American left-handed pitcher who spent eleven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Detroit Tigers (1956 and 1961), Cleveland Indians (1958), the original modern Washington Senators franchise (1959–60), the expansion Washington Senators club (1961), Houston Colt .45s / Astros (1962–65), and St.
Louis Cardinals (1965–67).He was the first closer in the history of the Astros' franchise.He was also a member of the Cardinals' 1967 World Series Championship team.
He was nicknamed "The Switchman" for his ability to "turn out the lights" on opposing batters.