Thursday, November 24, 2016

John Wood, Anniversary Team - 3249

Members of the 1989 Texas A&M conference championship team returned to campus in 2009 to mark the 20th anniversary of the feat, according to 12thMan.com.

Among those returning was catcher John Wood.

The 2009 season marked the 20th anniversary of that Texas A&M conference championship team. It also marked the 19th anniversary of Wood's professional career - all of it.

Wood turned pro in 1990. He got into a single season, playing that year in rookie ball.

Wood's career began and ended that year in 1990, signed by the Braves as an amateur free agent out of Texas A&M.

With the Braves, Wood played the season at rookie Idaho Falls. He got into 32 games, mostly as catcher. He hit .182, picking up three doubles and two stolen bases. Those numbers marked the extent of his pro career.

Wood's nephew Brandon Wood later attended Texas A&M, according to a poster at TexAgs.com. His nephew played four years but didn't go on to a pro career.

The same poster recalled John Wood's time at the school by remembering his nickname, Woodie, and the "Woodometer."
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured: 2,456
Made the Majors: 997-40.6%
Never Made Majors:1,459-59.4%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 416
10+ Seasons in the Minors:252

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