Gene Woodling

Eugene Richard "Old Faithful" Woodling
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Born: August 16, 1922 in Akron, OH
Signed: 1940 by the Cleveland Indians
Acquired: purchased from the Washington Senators, June 1962
Departed: released, March 1963
Died: June 3, 2001 in Akron, OH

 

Respected Yankee star who finished up with the Mets in 1962. Five times posted on-base percentages of greater than .400. Pictured here on his 1954 Bowman card; note the reversed orientation of the photo (the Yankees logo is backwards and on the wrong side of his uniform). Gene's other 1954 card is pictured below. Other cards depicting the many years of his career are shown below as well; even though he was forty years old, the early Mets could have benefitted from his kind of production.

back to Players - back to the New York Mets Hall of Records home page - Rounding Third baseball card shop

BATTING RECORD

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R    H  2B 3B  HR RBI   TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
==========================================================================================
1943 Cle AL    8   25   5    8   2  1   1   5   15  0  -   5   1   0   1  - .346 .600 .320
1946 Cle AL   61  133   8   25   1  4   0   9   34  1  2  13  16   1   5  - .280 .256 .188
1947 Pit NL   22   79   7   21   2  2   0  10   27  0  -   5   7   0   1  - .326 .342 .266
1949 N Y AL  112  296  60   80  13  7   5  44  122  2  2  21  52   1   7  - .381 .412 .270
1950 N Y AL  122  449  81  127  20 10   6  60  185  5  3  31  70   1   3  - .381 .412 .283
1951 N Y AL  120  420  65  118  15  8  15  71  194  0  4  37  62   0   3  - .373 .462 .281
1952 N Y AL  122  408  58  126  19  6  12  63  193  1  4  31  59   1   3  - .397 .473 .309
1953 N Y AL  125  395  64  121  26  4  10  58  185  2  7  29  82   3   2  - .429 .468 .306
1954 N Y AL   97  304  33   76  12  5   3  40  107  3  4  35  53   0   0  3 .358 .352 .250
1955 2teams  126  404  55  104  21  3   8  53  155  3  5  33  60   4   1  7 .354 .384 .257
1956 Cle AL  100  317  56   83  17  0   8  38  124  2  6  29  69   3   7  3 .395 .391 .262
1957 Cle AL  133  430  74  138  25  2  19  78  224  0  5  35  64   3   4  5 .408 .521 .321
1958 Bal AL  133  413  57  114  16  1  15  65  177  4  2  49  66   2   3  1 .378 .429 .276
1959 Bal AL  140  440  63  132  22  2  14  77  200  1  1  35  78   0   1  5 .402 .455 .300
1960 Bal AL  140  435  68  123  18  3  11  62  180  3  0  40  84   4   3  3 .401 .414 .283
1961 Was AL  110  342  39  107  16  4  10  57  161  1  0  24  50   2   1  1 .403 .471 .313
1962 2teams  125  297  37   82  12  1  10  40  126  1  0  27  48   3   1  3 .379 .424 .276
==========================================================================================
METS TOTALS   81  190  18   52   8  1   5  24   77  0  0  22  24   1   0  3 .353 .405 .274
OTHER CLUBS 1715 5397 812 1533 249 62 142 806 2332 29 45 457 897  27  46 28 .387 .432 .284
==========================================================================================
CAREER TOTS 1796 5587 830 1585 257 63 147 830 2409 29 45 479 921  28  46 31 .386 .431 .284

 

SPLIT SEASONS

YEAR CLUB      G   AB   R    H  2B 3B  HR RBI   TB SB CS  SO  BB HBP SAC SF  OBP  SLG  AVG
==========================================================================================
1955 Bal AL   47  145  22   32   6  2   3  18   51  1  1  18  24   1   0  3 .329 .352 .221
1955 Cle AL   79  259  33   72  15  1   5  35  104  2  4  15  36   3   1  4 .368 .402 .278
1962 Was AL   44  107  19   30   4  0   5  16   49  1  0   5  24   2   1  0 .421 .458 .280
1962 *METS*   81  190  18   52   8  1   5  24   77  0  0  22  24   1   0  3 .353 .405 .274

back to Players - back to the New York Mets Hall of Records home page - Rounding Third baseball card shop

This is a list of the Gene Woodling cards that I already have in my collection. If you have any cards that are not listed here, and you are willing to donate or trade them, contact me at Rounding Third.  Items that are struck through are no longer a part of the Rounding Third collection, having been sold for charity.

2gw1

gw22

gw52

1951 Bowman

1952 Bowman

1952 Topps

1947-66 Exhibits

 

gwe

 

Exhibits

1951 Bowman #219
1951 Bowman #219
reprint

1952 Bowman #177
1952 Topps #99

1953 Bowman Black & White #31 reprint
1953 Red Man #12
(with tab)

1954 Topps

1954 Bowman #209
1954 Topps #101

1955 Topps #190

 

3gw3

 

1953 Red Man

1956 Topps #163

1957 Topps #172

gw59

1959 Topps

1963 Topps

1958 Topps #398

1959 Topps #170

1960 Topps #190

1961 Topps #275

1962 Post #71
1962 Topps #125

1963 Topps #43 ("Veteran Masters"; with Casey Stengel)
1963 Topps #342

1978 Grand Slam #148

1979 TCMA Baseball History Series #156

1981 The Franchise 1966 Baltimore Orioles #32

gwor

gwbl

gwgr

1981 The Franchise Orioles

1982 Renata Galasso 1963 Mets

2004 Maryland Lottery Orioles

1982 Renata Galasso 20 Years of New York Met Baseball #9

1983 Topps 1952 Reprint Series #99

1988 Pacific Baseball Legends #5

1989 Swell (CMC) Baseball Greats #102

1991 Nobody Beats the Wiz Mets #435
1991 Swell
(Impel) Baseball Greats #101
1991 Topps Archives #264
(reprint of 1953 Topps)

1992 Action Packed All-Star Gallery #23

1994 Topps Archives #101 (reprint of 1954 Topps)

2002 Topps Chrome 1952 World Series Refractor #52R-15 (chrome refractor reprint of 1952 Topps #99)
2002 Topps 1952 World Series #52R-15
(gold reprint of 1952 Topps #99)

2004 Maryland Lottery Baltimore Orioles 50th Anniversary #28

gwb

autographed baseball

Other Gene Woodling memorabilia in my collection: 

autographed baseball

back to Players - back to the New York Mets Hall of Records home page - Rounding Third baseball card shop

"His youngest daughter (my mom) was born during a N. Y. Yankees game, and they announced it over the speakers. This was July 30th, which happened to be Casey Stengel's birthday as well. Upon hearing this, Casey came down the bench and told Gene, 'You better name that girl Casey.' Of course you can imagine what my grandpa said to that. But his wife really wanted to name my mom Casey. So they had this huge fight, but my grandpa won. Then once my mom got ahold of the story as she grew up, she decided to name me (her youngest) Casey, whether I was a girl or a boy. So that's one cute story that my grandpa always loved to tell."

-- Gene Woodling's granddaughter Casey 4