October 5, 1962 |
|April 7, 1987, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 1993, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Runs batted in||50|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tracy Michael Woodson (born October 5, 1962) is a retired professional baseball player and college coach. 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.
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.
After his playing career was over, he managed for several years in minor league baseball, where he compiled a record of 443 wins and 468 losses and the 2003 Southern League championship with the Carolina Mudcats. 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.
Minor League Baseball managerial record
|1998||Erie SeaWolves||New York-Penn League||26-50||14th||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|1999||Hickory Crawdads||South Atlantic League||70-70||6th||Pittsburgh Pirates||Lost in 2nd round|
|2000||Lynchburg Hillcats||Carolina League||66-72||6th||Pittsburgh Pirates||Lost League Finals|
|2001||Mobile BayBears||Southern League||65-73||6th||San Diego Padres|
|2002||Fort Wayne Wizards||Midwest League||69-68||8th||San Diego Padres|
|2003||Carolina Mudcats||Southern League||80-58||1st||Florida Marlins||League Champs|
|2004||Albuquerque Isotopes||Pacific Coast League||67-77||12th||Florida Marlins|
Head coaching record
|Valparaiso Crusaders (Mid-Continent Conference) (2007–2007)|
|Valparaiso Crusaders (Horizon League) (2008–2013)|
|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|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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