Jake Wood (baseball)
June 22, 1937 |
Elizabeth, New Jersey
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 11, 1961 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 11, 1967 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Runs batted in||168|
|Career highlights and awards|
Jacob "Jake" Wood Jr. (June 22, 1937) is a former professional baseball player. He played seven seasons in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers (1961–1967) and Cincinnati Reds (1967), primarily as a second baseman.
Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Wood was the Tigers' starting second baseman from 1961-63. After 1963, Wood was a utility infielder and backup second baseman. Wood was a career .250 hitter with a .312 on base percentage. He was third in the American League in stolen bases in 1961 (30), 1962 (24), and 1963 (18). In his rookie season, 1961, Wood was also among the American League leaders in runs (96), hits (171), and games (162). He led the AL in triples in 1961 with 14 and in strikeouts with 141 - at the time, the record for most strikeouts in a season.
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