William Frederick "Woody" Woodward (born September 23, 1942, in Miami, Florida) is a former professional baseball player, college baseball coach, and general manager. He played all or part of nine seasons in Major League Baseball, primarily as a shortstop, but is better known for his tenure as GM of the Seattle Mariners.
Playing career 
Woodward attended Florida State University (FSU), where he played college baseball for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team. In Major League Baseball (MLB), Woodward played for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1963–68) and the Cincinnati Reds (1968–71). A shortstop and second baseman, Woodward appeared in 880 games, garnering 517 hits. He hit for a .236 batting average with one home run and 148 runs batted in.
On July 10, 1970, Woodward hit his only MLB home run in a game against the Atlanta Braves. Afterwards Woodward was quoted as saying "If I hit one homerun per every seven seasons, it will take me 4,998 seasons to catch Babe Ruth."
Woodward was involved in a bizarre incident on September 4, 1971. During a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, a sack of flour fell out of the sky and landed approximately ten feet from where Woodward was standing.
Coaching career 
After a brief stint as Reds TV commentator, Woodward returned to FSU from 1975-1978 as head baseball coach. After working as an assistant general manager for both the Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees, Woodward was named the general manager of the New York Yankees in October 1986. His resignation at the end of the 1987 season lead to a flurry of moves as then-manager Lou Piniella was promoted to general manager, and (for the fifth time) Billy Martin was named Yankees manager.
The Philadelphia Phillies hired Woodward as general manager in October 1987, and fired him in June 1988, and in July 1988 he became the general manager of the Seattle Mariners, working there until his retirement at the end of 1999. In Jan. 2009 the Mariners hired him to work as a part-time scout.
Personal life 
He is a cousin of actress Joanne Woodward.
External links 
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Rodney Mullen, Woody Woodward, Dave Duncan: IASC Hall of Fame Awards 2013
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Woody Woodward explaining M.A.P.S.
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BSB: Woody Woodward (UCSB) Sends One Out
Woody Woodward smacks his first homer of the year for the Gauchos.
MAKAHA Skateboard Team 1965
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Woody Woodward Testimonial
Woody Woodward Testimonial.
Sun, 19 May 2013 21:51:39 -0700
Left fielder Joey Epperson and shortstop Brandon Trinkwon got the ball rolling with a hit by pitch and single, respectively, before Woody Woodward drove in the Gauchos' fifth run with an RBI single. Trinkwon would later score on a Kuresa sacrifice fly ...
Sat, 18 May 2013 00:06:18 -0700
UC Santa Barbara 12, Pacific 1. At Santa Barbara, Woody Woodward went 2 for 4 with five RBI as the Gauchos (30-21, 13-9 Big West Conference) hammered the Tigers (13-35, 5-17). Freshman Gio Brusa went 2 for 4 with a run for Pacific, which has lost 18 of ...
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:11:31 -0700
One by one, inductees came onstage with the most interesting stories to share. From the guys at NHS, Devo, Wendy Bearer Bull, Brandon “Woody” Woodward, the original Sims riders, the inventer of the Ollie: Alan Gelfand to Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, ...
Tue, 14 May 2013 00:15:14 -0700
Former Mariners general manager Woody Woodward attended the game in his current role as a Mariners scout. ON TAP. The trip concludes with an early game Tuesday. First pitch is set for 9:30 a.m. PDT. Tacoma is scheduled to start Blake Beavan (0-2, 5.91 ...
Mon, 13 May 2013 20:43:42 -0700
He was then sacrificed over to second by Woody Woodward. Tyler Kuresa plated the game-tying run by ripping an RBI single through the right side, then advanced to second when Cougars catcher Collin Slaybaugh mishandled the throw home from right ...
Mon, 13 May 2013 05:01:01 -0700
The relief pitching of the Matadors continued to crumble as sophomore Woody Woodward was the third hit batter of the inning. Woodward and Trinkwon then advanced to second and third, respectively, on a passed ball and Trinkwon scored on a wild pitch to ...
Sun, 12 May 2013 19:51:10 -0700
Second baseman Woody Woodward and catcher Jackson Morrow chipped in doubles for UCSB. The Gauchos will get right back into action, as they welcome the Washington State Cougars to Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on Monday afternoon. First pitch is ...
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Thu, 09 May 2013 20:41:33 -0700
Other inductees include: Woody Woodward (1960s), Tom Sims (1970s, Era One), Alan "Ollie" Gelfand (1970s, Era Two), Rodney Mullen (1980s, Era One), Christian Hosoi (1980s, Era Two), and two women -- Wendy Bearer Bull (1960s) and Laura Thornhill ...
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