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Glenn Woodruff

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Glenn Edward Woodruff

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman/catcher Glenn Woodruff played in the Cleveland Indians system from 1972 to 1974.

He was drafted twice, but didn't sign either time. Initially, he was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 15th round of the 1967 amateur draft out of Aliceville High School, a few picks after catcher Rick Dempsey. He was then taken by the Oakland Athletics in the 3rd round of the secondary phase of the 1968 January draft, out of Marion Military Institute, one pick ahead of pitcher Tom Dettore and a few after hurler Rick Austin. He didn't ink a pro contract until a few years later, when Cleveland signed him after his tenure at the University of Alabama.

He never played above Double-A. In his sole season with 100-plus games, 1973, he slashed .285/.344/.412 with 8 home runs, 60 RBI and 115 hits in 109 games between the Reno Silver Sox (99 games) and San Antonio Brewers (10 games). The next year, in just 83 games with Reno, he hit .284/.386/.485 with 12 home runs, 14 doubles and 60 RBI. He led the team in dingers and finished second in RBI behind Mel Arnerich's 71. He also managed the club for 5 games that season, filling in between the tenures of Joe Azcue and Del Youngblood. He went winless as a manager.

Overall, Woodruff hit .282/.363/.435 with 22 home runs, 130 RBI and 112 runs scored in 221 games. He stole just one base.

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