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From BR Bullpen
Elwood Pierce Wheaton
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 8½", Weight 160 lb.
- Debut September 28, 1943
- Final Game August 17, 1944
- Born October 3, 1914 in Philadelphia, PA USA
- Died December 11, 1995 in Lancaster, PA USA
 Biographical Information
Woody Wheaton spent 17 seasons in the minor leagues, hitting .297 in 1,729 games. He had 1,810 hits, of which 244 were doubles, 84 were triples and 27 were home runs. In 1939, with the Hazleton Mountaineers, he hit .428 with 17 doubles and 16 triples in 101 games (432 at-bats). As a pitcher, he went 90-77 in 250 appearances. In 1948, with the Welch Miners, he went 14-6 with a 3.53 ERA (as a batter, he hit .357 in 364 at-bats that season). In 1943 with the Lancaster Red Roses, he went 13-3. He also spent a few seasons managing in the minors.
 Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1943||Lancaster (PA) Red Roses||Interstate League||83-55||1st||none||League Champs|
|1946||Rome Colonels||Canadian-American League||72-52||3rd||Detroit Tigers||Lost in 1st round|
|1947||Moline A's||Central Association||--||Philadelphia A's||--||replaced by Joe Glenn|
|Martinsville Athletics||Carolina League||8th||Philadelphia A's||replaced Joe Glenn|
|1948||Welch Miners||Appalachian League||70-53||2nd||Philadelphia A's||Lost in 1st round|
|1949||Hagerstown Owls||Interstate League||49-89||8th||Washington Senators|
|1950||Welch Miners||Appalachian League||6th||Philadelphia A's||replaced Eddie Morgan on June 16|
|1952||Harrisburg Senators||Interstate League||8th||Philadelphia A's||replaced Buck Etchison on August 8|