Dick Woodson

1974 Topps

Woodson went 34-32 over five major-league seasons, spent mostly with the Minnesota Twins. He was called up by Minnesota in 1969 and won seven games that season. He pitched in 21 games for the Twins in 1970 but played in AAA the following season. He returned to the big-league club in 1972 and had his best year, winning 14 games while striking out 150. He won 10 more games in 1973 but struggled in 1974 and was eventually dealt to the New York Yankees.


Woodson’s major-league run concluded after eight games with the Yankees in 1974. He is notable at the first player to invoke the free agency clause after a contract dispute with the Twins in 1974. His contract demands were sent to an arbitrator who sided with Woodson.

Dick Woodson – career stats 

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Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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