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Peter Wood

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Peter Wood

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Peter Wood was an infielder for the Australian national team.

Wood played for Australia in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup and 1988 Olympics and appeared for Queensland in the Claxton Shield. When the Australian Baseball League was formed, Wood was already 29 years old.

He hit .234/.299/.340 for the Brisbane Bandits in the 1989-1990 Australian Baseball League. He followed with a .248/.372/.347 campaign for the 1990-1991 Perth Heat with 30 runs in 40 games and 9 steals in 10 tries. He was 5 for 22 with a double, homer and 4 RBI in the finals as they beat the Daikyo Dolphins. In 1991-1992, Wood hit .288/.369/.346 for Perth with 33 runs in 47 games. In a December game, he had six hits to set a league record (Grant McDonald and Larry Fingleson also did so in the ABL's first edition). He wrapped up his playing career with the 1992-1993 Gold Coast Dolphins, hitting .198/.274/.221. Overall, he had batted .248 and slugged .323 in 166 ABL games, with 102 runs and 34 steals in 45 tries.

Wood later served as GM of the Brisbane Bandits. In 2003, he was inducted into the Baseball Queensland Hall of Fame.

Primary Source: Flintoff and Dunn Australian Baseball Almanac