Al Woods Stats

Al Woods was born on Saturday, August 8, 1953, in Oakland, California. Woods was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 7, 1977, with the Toronto Blue Jays. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Al Woods baseball stats page.

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"Alvis Woods, in his first major league at bat, cleared the right-field fence in the fifth inning with a runner on to give Toronto a 7-4 lead. 'I was just trying to bring in a run,' Woods said. 'It didn't dawn on me until I was in the dugout by the heater trying to get warm that I had hit a home run in my first major-league at bat.'" - Sportswriter Ross Hopkins in The Ottawa Journal (April 9, 1977, 'Blue Jays Hot on cold day', Page 36)

Al Woods

Al Woods Autograph on a 1981 Fleer Baseball Card (#422)

Al Woods Autograph on a 1981 Fleer Baseball Card (#422)

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Birth Name:
Alvis Woods
Nickname:
Al
Born On:
08-08-1953  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Oakland, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
St. Elizabeths High School (Oakland, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-07-1977 (Age 23)
Last Game:
10-02-1986
Draft:
1972 : 2nd Round (35th)

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Al Woods Pitching Stats

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Al Woods Hitting Stats

1977 24 Blue Jays 122 440 58 125 17 4 6 0 35 36 3 38 6 3 0 11 .284 .336 .382
1978 25 Blue Jays 62 220 19 53 12 3 3 0 25 11 1 23 5 2 1 5 .241 .278 .364
1979 26 Blue Jays 132 436 57 121 24 4 5 0 36 40 0 28 7 4 1 7 .278 .337 .385
1980 27 Blue Jays 109 373 54 112 18 2 15 0 47 37 3 35 5 1 1 4 .300 .364 .480
1981 28 Blue Jays 85 288 20 71 15 0 1 0 21 19 5 31 8 2 0 7 .247 .291 .309
1982 29 Blue Jays 85 201 20 47 11 1 3 0 24 21 4 20 0 3 0 3 .234 .302 .343
1986 33 Twins 23 28 5 9 1 0 2 0 8 3 0 5 0 1 0 0 .321 .375 .571
7 Years 618 1,986 233 538 98 14 35 0 196 167 16 180 31 16 3 37 .271 .326 .387

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Al Woods Fielding Stats

1977 Blue Jays LF 107 101 2,613 219 2.0 212 206 6 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.19
1977 Blue Jays RF 14 8 231 14 1.0 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.64
1978 Blue Jays LF 60 59 1,584 137 2.3 134 132 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.28
1979 Blue Jays LF 127 122 3,177 268 2.1 259 250 9 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .966 2.20
1980 Blue Jays LF 88 85 2,268 214 2.4 211 206 5 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.51
1980 Blue Jays RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1981 Blue Jays LF 77 74 1,989 191 2.5 186 180 6 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.52
1982 Blue Jays LF 64 49 1,236 103 1.6 100 98 2 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 2.18
1986 Twins LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
LF Totals 524 490 12,870 1,132 2.2 1,102 1,072 30 30 5 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.31
RF Totals 15 8 237 14 0.9 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.59
7 Years 539 498 13,107 1,146 2.1 1,116 1,086 30 30 5 n/a n/a n/a .974 2.30

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Al Woods Miscellaneous Stats

1977 Blue Jays 8 7 .533 6 2 4 73.3 11.6 12.6 - - -
1978 Blue Jays 1 2 .333 3 0 0 73.3 9.6 8.8 - - -
1979 Blue Jays 6 4 .600 5 1 2 87.2 15.6 12.1 - - -
1980 Blue Jays 4 4 .500 12 1 13 24.9 10.7 7.9 - - -
1981 Blue Jays 3 4 .429 9 1 2 288.0 9.3 13.7 - - -
1982 Blue Jays 1 3 .250 27 2 10 67.0 10.1 8.4 - - -
1986 Twins 0 0 .000 18 1 7 14.0 5.6 3.5 - - -
7 Years 23 24 .489 80 8 38 56.7 11.0 10.1 - - -

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Al Woods Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1977 Toronto Blue Jays 20 $19,000.00 - -
1978 Toronto Blue Jays 20 $21,300.00 - -
1979 Toronto Blue Jays 20 $22,800.00 - -
1980 Toronto Blue Jays 20 $85,000.00 - -
1981 Toronto Blue Jays 20 $157,500.00 - -
1982 Toronto Blue Jays 20 $110,000.00 - -
1986 Minnesota Twins 11 $85,000.00 - -

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On April 7, 1977 , Al Woods made his Major League debut, pinch hitting for right-fielder Steve Bowling in the bottom of the fifth inning at Exhibition Stadium. White Sox reliever Francisco Barrios threw Woods one pitch, Al decided it looked like a good one, swung-hard, and homered - only the seventh time in American League history where a player making their debut (eleventh overall), pinch-hit homered in their first big league at bat. [ Pinch Hitting Records ]

Al Woods Baseball Card
Al Woods Baseball Card | 1992 Nabisco | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that the April 7th game mentioned above also happened to be the first regular season game in Toronto Blue Jays history making Al Woods the first player in team history to:

... wear #20 ?

... hit a home run in his first Major League at-bat ?

... hit a home run with the first pitch thrown to him?

... hit a pinch-hit home run?

Al Woods Major League Debut
Al Woods Major League Debut | The Times Records | April 8, 1977 | Page 2-B
In 1979, Al Woods led the American League in double plays by a left-fielder, finishing the season with two, tied for league leader with Oscar Gamble , Steve Kemp , Joe Rudi and Billy Sample . However, Woods also led the junior circuit in errors committed by a left fielder that season with nine, alone at the top, but well behind the National League Leader, Jose Cruz , who had fourteen mishaps for the Houston Astros that same season.

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