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Tracy Woodson

Tracy Woodson
Third baseman
Born: (1962-10-05) October 5, 1962
Richmond, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 7, 1987 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1993 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
Batting average .247
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 50
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Tracy Michael Woodson (born October 5, 1962) is a professional baseball player. He played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1987 to 1989 and 1992 to 1993, primarily as a third baseman. He currently coaches the Richmond Spiders baseball team.

Contents

  • Playing career 1
  • Coaching career 2
  • Head coaching record 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Playing career

Woodson played college baseball for NC State from 1982 to 1984.[1] His teammates included Doug Davis, Dan Plesac, Doug Strange, and Jim Toman.

Over his five-year major league career, he played with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. Woodson was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers team that won the 1988 World Series. Notably, on September 16 of that year, he was the 27th and final out in Cincinnati Reds left-hander Tom Browning's perfect game.Woodson pinch-hit for Dodgers right-hander Tim Belcher. His first career home-run came off of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.

Coaching career

After his playing career was over, he managed for several years in minor league baseball. Prior to the start of 2007 season, he was named the head baseball coach at Valparaiso, where he coached for seven seasons (2007–2013) and led the program to two NCAA Tournament appearances. Prior to the start of the 2014 season, he left Valparaiso to become the head coach of Richmond.[2]

He also works as a Division I men's college basketball referee.[3]

Head coaching record

The following is a table of Woodson's NCAA head coaching records.[4][5][6][7]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Valparaiso Crusaders (Mid-Continent Conference) (2007–2007)
2007 Valparaiso 22-34 10-10 3rd Mid-Con Tournament
Valparaiso Crusaders (Horizon League) (2008–2013)
2008 Valparaiso 21-35 8-13 6th Horizon Tournament
2009 Valparaiso 28-24 12-11 4th Horizon Tournament
2010 Valparaiso 24-32 9-10 4th Horizon Tournament
2011 Valparaiso 25-32 14-10 4th Horizon Tournament
2012 Valparaiso 35-25 22-8 1st NCAA Regional
2013 Valparaiso 32-28 13-11 t-2nd NCAA Regional
Valparaiso: 187-210 88-73
Richmond Spiders (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Richmond 24-28 13-12 5th Atlantic 10 Tournament
Richmond: 24-28 13-12
Total: 211-238

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also

References

  1. ^ "North Carolina State University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ O'Connor, John (July 17, 2013). "Woodson to Be Named UR Baseball Coach, Sources Say". TimesDispatch.com. Archived from the original on July 17, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Sean (February 6, 2013). "Inside: With Valparaiso's Tracy Woodson". CollegeBaseballInsider.com. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013 The Summit League Baseball Record Book". TheSummitLeague.com. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2012 Horizon League Baseball Record Book". Horizon League. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2012 Horizon League Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2013 Horizon League Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy and Cynthia Mills. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)



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