Woody Fair

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Woodrow Clark Fair

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 160-170 lb.

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Biographical information[edit]

IF/OF Woody Fair had a long career in the minor leagues, spanning from 1934 to 1952, missing the 1944-1945 seasons. He played six games in the International League in 1943, the highest he would reach. Fair led the Evangeline League with 24 HR and 125 RBI in 1940 and 13 HR and 113 RBI in 1941. He also led the 1946 Carolina League with 51 2B, 161 RBI, and 161 R. He held the league record for doubles until Joey Terdoslavich broke it in 2011. Overall, Fair hit .305 with 275 HR and 1493 RBI in 7,255 at-bats in 1,892 minor league games. His best years came as a member of the Carolina League, where he spent six seasons - from 1946 to 1951. In that span he hit .324 with 123 home runs and 559 RBI, hitting as many as 38 home runs in a season. He was considered one of the best, if not the best player in the Carolina League during its early years.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1942 New Iberia Cardinals Evangeline League 9-22 -- Team disbanded on May 22
1947 Carthage Cardinals Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 38-40 -- St. Louis Cardinals -- replaced by Ray Diering & Ralph Rutherford (2-2) on July 19
1948 Danville Leafs Carolina League 34-35 4th none Lost in 1st round replaced Bob Latshaw (43-29) on July 3
1949 Danville Leafs Carolina League 86-57 1st none Lost in 1st round
1952 Iola Indians Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 47-22 1st none Lost in 1st round replaced Floyd Temple (32-25) on June 27