Cooperstown Choices: Woody Williams

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2013, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame.

There are twenty four men on the ballot for the first time this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives: Cooperstown Choices 2013 menu at the top of the page.

In this article, we take a look at Woody Williams



Woody Williams
After 15 years and four uniforms in the major leagues, Woody Williams retired from baseball in 2007.  His lone All Star selection came in 2003 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Year Tm W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER BB SO ERA+ SO/9
1993 TOR 3 1 4.38 30 0 0 0 37.0 40 18 18 22 24 100 5.8
1994 TOR 1 3 3.64 38 0 0 0 59.1 44 24 24 33 56 133 8.5
1995 TOR 1 2 3.69 23 3 0 0 53.2 44 23 22 28 41 129 6.9
1996 TOR 4 5 4.73 12 10 1 0 59.0 64 33 31 21 43 106 6.6
1997 TOR 9 14 4.35 31 31 0 0 194.2 201 98 94 66 124 104 5.7
1998 TOR 10 9 4.46 32 32 1 1 209.2 196 112 104 81 151 103 6.5
1999 SDP 12 12 4.41 33 33 0 0 208.1 213 106 102 73 137 96 5.9
2000 SDP 10 8 3.75 23 23 4 0 168.0 152 74 70 54 111 114 5.9
2001 TOT 15 9 4.05 34 34 3 1 220.0 224 110 99 56 154 101 6.3
2001 SDP 8 8 4.97 23 23 0 0 145.0 170 88 80 37 102 80 6.3
2001 STL 7 1 2.28 11 11 3 1 75.0 54 22 19 19 52 190 6.2
2002 STL 9 4 2.53 17 17 1 0 103.1 84 30 29 25 76 159 6.6
2003 STL 18 9 3.87 34 33 0 0 220.2 220 101 95 55 153 106 6.2
2004 STL 11 8 4.18 31 31 0 0 189.2 193 93 88 58 131 101 6.2
2005 SDP 9 12 4.85 28 28 0 0 159.2 174 92 86 51 106 80 6.0
2006 SDP 12 5 3.65 25 24 0 0 145.1 152 68 59 35 72 111 4.5
2007 HOU 8 15 5.27 33 31 0 0 188.0 216 114 110 53 101 84 4.8
15 Yrs 132 116 4.19 424 330 10 2 2216.1 2217 1096 1031 711 1480 103 6.0
162 Game Avg. 12 10 4.19 38 30 1 0 200 200 99 93 64 133 103 6.0
W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H R ER BB SO ERA+ SO/9
TOR (6 yrs) 28 34 4.30 166 76 2 1 613.1 589 308 293 251 439 108 6.4
SDP (5 yrs) 51 45 4.32 132 131 4 0 826.1 861 428 397 250 528 95 5.8
STL (4 yrs) 45 22 3.53 93 92 4 1 588.2 551 246 231 157 412 118 6.3
HOU (1 yr) 8 15 5.27 33 31 0 0 188.0 216 114 110 53 101 84 4.8
NL (9 yrs) 104 82 4.14 258 254 8 1 1603.0 1628 788 738 460 1041 100 5.8
AL (6 yrs) 28 34 4.30 166 76 2 1 613.1 589 308 293 251 439 108 6.4
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/12/2012.

Why He Should Get In
Woody Williams was a fairly unremarkable player over the course of his career who would flash moments of brilliance.

Why He Should Not Get In
He simply does not have the overall numbers to warrant inclusion in the Hall Of Fame.

Bill Ivie is the editor here at I-70 Baseball
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