Saturday, January 26, 2013

531 - Ron Woods

About This Player
Ron Woods enjoyed six seasons in the Major Leagues and his final four seasons with the Montreal Expos.  Woods was signed as a minor league free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1961.  He made his big league debut with the Detroit Tigers in 1969 and finished his rookie season with the New York Yankees.  Woods joined the Expos in 1971 in a trade that sent Ron Swoboda to the Yankees.

Woods spent most of his career as a backup outfielder and pinch hitter.  He was most active in 1973 in which he played a career high 135 games, including 77 starts in center field.  Woods played his final Major League game with the Expos in 1974.

Woods went on to play two seasons in Japan with the Chunichi Dragons in 1975 and 1976. 

About This Card
Ron Woods did not have a significant career in the Majors, but Topps chose to highlight his minor league success on the back.