Bob Wood (baseball)

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Bob Wood
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Bob Wood, Detroit Tigers catcher, 1905
Catcher
Born: (1865-07-28)July 28, 1865
Thorn Hill, Ohio
Died: May 22, 1943(1943-05-22) (aged 77)
Churchill, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 2, 1898, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
May 6, 1905, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average .281
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 168
Teams

Robert Lynn "Bob" Wood (July 28, 1865 – May 22, 1943) was a professional baseball player. He played all or part of seven seasons in Major League Baseball, three with the Cincinnati Reds (1898–1900), and two each with the Cleveland Blues/Bronchos (1901–1902) and Detroit Tigers (1904–1905).

Born in Thorn Hill, Ohio, Wood did not debut in the major leagues until he was 32 years old. He played the majority of his major league career (290 out of 382 games) as a catcher. He hit .314 with a .406 on-base percentage with the Reds. Over his entire major league career, he had a .281 batting average and a .339 on-base percentage.

Wood died in Churchill, Ohio at age 77.

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