Tracy Woodson

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Tracy Woodson
Third baseman
Born: (1962-10-05) October 5, 1962 (age 56)
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
MLB 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.

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, against the Cincinnati Reds on September 16 of that year, he struck out for the 27th and final out in 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 (2007–13) 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
2015 Richmond 28-25 15-9 2nd Atlantic 10 Tournament
Richmond: 52-53 28-21
Total: 239-263

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "2013 The Summit League Baseball Record Book". TheSummitLeague.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "2012 Horizon League Baseball Record Book". Horizon League. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "2012 Horizon League Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "2013 Horizon League Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy and Cynthia Mills. Archived from the original on June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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