Tracy Woodson
Richmond Spiders
Third baseman / Manager
Born: (1962-10-05) October 5, 1962 (age 59)
Richmond, Virginia
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 7, 1987, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 1993, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average.247
Home runs5
Runs batted in50
Career highlights and awards

Tracy Michael Woodson (born October 5, 1962) is an American former professional baseball player and college coach. He played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 1987 to 1989 and 1992 to 1993, primarily as a third baseman. He currently coaches the Richmond Spiders baseball team.

Playing career

Woodson played college baseball for NC State from 1982 to 1984.[1] His teammates included Doug Davis, Dan Plesac, Doug Strange, and Jim Toman. In 1983, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[2]

Over his five-year major league career, he played with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. Woodson was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers team that won the 1988 World Series. Notably, against the Cincinnati Reds on September 16 of that year, he struck out for the 27th and final out in Tom Browning's perfect game. Woodson pinch-hit for Dodgers right-hander Tim Belcher. His first career home-run came off of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.

Coaching career

After his playing career was over, he managed for several years in minor league baseball, where he compiled a record of 443 wins and 468 losses and the 2003 Southern League championship with the Carolina Mudcats. Prior to the start of 2007 season, he was named the head baseball coach at Valparaiso, where he coached for seven seasons (2007–13) and led the program to two NCAA Tournament appearances. Prior to the start of the 2014 season, he left Valparaiso to become the head coach of Richmond.[3]

He also works as a Division I men's college basketball referee.[4]

Minor League Baseball managerial record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1998 Erie SeaWolves New York-Penn League 26–50 14th Pittsburgh Pirates
1999 Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League 70–70 6th Pittsburgh Pirates Lost in 2nd round
2000 Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League 66–72 6th Pittsburgh Pirates Lost League Finals
2001 Mobile BayBears Southern League 65–73 6th San Diego Padres
2002 Fort Wayne Wizards Midwest League 69–68 8th San Diego Padres
2003 Carolina Mudcats Southern League 80–58 1st Florida Marlins League Champs
2004 Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League 67–77 12th Florida Marlins
Total 443–468

Head coaching record

The following is a table of Woodson's NCAA head coaching records.[5][6][7][8]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Valparaiso Crusaders (Mid-Continent Conference) (2007)
2007 Valparaiso 22–34 10–10 3rd Mid-Con Tournament
Valparaiso Crusaders (Horizon League) (2008–2013)
2008 Valparaiso 21–35 8–13 6th Horizon Tournament
2009 Valparaiso 28–24 12–11 4th Horizon Tournament
2010 Valparaiso 24–32 9–10 4th Horizon Tournament
2011 Valparaiso 25–32 14–10 4th Horizon Tournament
2012 Valparaiso 35–25 22–8 1st NCAA Regional
2013 Valparaiso 32–28 13–11 t-2nd NCAA Regional
Valparaiso: 187–210 88–73
Richmond Spiders (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Richmond 24–28 13–12 5th Atlantic 10 Tournament
2015 Richmond 28–25 15–9 2nd Atlantic 10 Tournament
2016 Richmond 28–24 11–13 10th
2017 Richmond 17–36 6–17 12th
2018 Richmond 32–24 15–9 4th Atlantic 10 Tournament
2019 Richmond 28–25–1 13–8 5th Atlantic 10 Tournament
2020 Richmond 5–12 0–0 Season canceled due to COVID-19
2021 Richmond 19–17 5–11 6th (South)
Richmond: 181–191–1 78–79
Total: 368–401

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also


  1. ^ "North Carolina State University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Archived from the original on 2005-11-23. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  3. ^ O'Connor, John (July 17, 2013). "Woodson to Be Named UR Baseball Coach, Sources Say". Archived from the original on July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ Ryan, Sean (February 6, 2013). "Inside: With Valparaiso's Tracy Woodson". Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "2013 The Summit League Baseball Record Book" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 29, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "2012 Horizon League Baseball Record Book" (PDF). Horizon League. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  7. ^ "2012 Horizon League Baseball Standings". Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  8. ^ "2013 Horizon League Baseball Standings". Jeremy and Cynthia Mills. Archived from the original on May 15, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2013.