Woody Crowson

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Thomas Woodrow Crowson

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North Carolina native Woody Crowson was in professional baseball for nine seasons from 1938 to 1947. He was on the roster of eight different teams during his baseball career.

On April 17, 1945, Woody made a one-day appearance for the Philadelphia Athletics. He pitched three innings, allowing two hits and two runs but with no decision and this was the sum-total of his big league chance.

His nine seasons in the minor leagues showed a 82-68 record in 224 games. His best years were with the 1942 Thomasville Tommies of the class D North Carolina State League when he went 17-7 with a 1.60 ERA. He also went 12-6 with a 2.41 ERA for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League in 1944. He had a total of five double-digit winning years in his nine-year stint.

Crowson died on August 14, 1947 in a tragic accident when the team bus he was riding in sideswiped a watermelon truck in Mayodan, NC. He was the only person injured in the accident. Thomas Woodrow Crowson was 28 years old.

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