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Smoky Joe Wood

Baseball player and coach

Died when: 95 years 275 days (1149 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

Smoky Joe Wood

Howard Ellsworth "Smoky Joe" Wood (October 25, 1889 – July 27, 1985) was a professional baseball player for 14 years.He played for the Boston Red Sox from 1908 to 1915, where he was primarily a pitcher, and for the Cleveland Indians from 1917 to 1922, where he was primarily an outfielder.

Wood is one of only 13 pitchers to win 30 or more games in one season (going 34–5 in 1912) since 1900. "Smoky Joe" played his first amateur baseball for the local miners teams in Ouray, Colorado.

Wood made his playing debut with the mostly-female "Bloomer Girls." There were many such teams across the country, which barnstormed in exhibition games against teams of men.

Bloomer Girl rosters featured at least one male player.


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