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Peter Paul Wojey born Peter Paul Wojciechowski

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.

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Pete Wojey fit much easier in box scores than his birth name of Wojciechowski, and this longtime minor league right-hander appeared in eighteen of them in the big leagues, going 1-1 plus one save with a 3.00 ERA. Pete, who was with the Mobile Bears of the Southern Association, the Fort Worth Cats of the Texas League and the Montreal Royals of the International League, in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization, was 34 years old when he finally got the call to Brooklyn and worked in fourteen contests in 1954. Pete also made it into a pair of games out of the Detroit Tigers bullpen in both 1956 and '57, with no decisions. This would be it for Pete in the majors.

Pete's record shows he had fifteen active seasons in the minor leagues between the years of 1941 and 1960. He started with the Miami Wahoos of the Florida East Coast League in 1941 and ended up with the Little Rock Travelers of the Southern Association in 1960. During this run, he appeared with twelve different teams in eight different leagues. Pete had reached the age of forty when he left the game with 120 wins and 121 losses with a 3.79 ERA, while appearing in 449 games and pitching 2,015 innings.

Wojey was a retired safety director for the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company in Mobile, AL, where he died on April 23, 1990, at the age of 71.

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