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Sunday, April 10, 2016
TTM Success - Wilbur Wood
Wood (b. 1941) played in the majors from 1961 to 1965 and 1967 to 1978 for the Red Sox, Pirates and White Sox. He had a career record of 164-156 with an ERA of 3.24 and 1,411 strike outs. He won 20 or more games 4 times in his career. He also lost as many as 20 games twice. He finished second in the 1972 AL Cy Young Award voting, his highest finish for that award. He was also a 3-time All Star and finished as high as 7th in the AL MVP voting.
Wood appeared on six Hall of Fame ballots between 1984 and 1989, but never received more than 7.0% of the vote.