Saturday, March 5, 2011

1983 alvis woods

alvis woods was traded from the blue jays to the a's in november of 1982.  here is his 1983 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
unfortunately, woods never appeared in a game for the a's as they released him towards the end of spring training.  he wound up re-signing with the blue jays, and spent two seasons in their minor league system.  he signed with the twins (who had originally drafted him in 1972) for the 1985 season, but again was relegated to the minors.  in 1986, however, woods finally made it back to the big leagues.  appearing in 23 games for the twinkies, he hit .321 with a couple of home runs. 

although 1986 turned out to be woods' last season, he went out with style, hitting a pinch-hit, game-tying home run in the bottom of the 9th in his second to last major league at bat, and then delivered a pinch-hit rbi single in his final big league at bat.

voici à vous, 1983 alvis woods!

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