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Elwood Pierce Wheaton

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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.

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Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
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

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