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 History Players Teams Obituaries Site search Contact UsSponsor a page on Historic Baseball! Click here for detailsSpades WoodCharles Asher WoodBorn: Jan. 13, 1909 in Spartanburg,S.C.Died: May 18, 1986 in Wichita, KansasDebut: 1930 | Pos: PHt: 5’11” | Wt: 150 | B:L | T: LYRSGIPWLSVSOERA224122690565.61>> Visit theSpades Wood biography on Baseball Almanac for complete statistics.Bornin Spartanburg, S.C., Spades Wood pitched 122 innings in two seasons withthe Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1930, he put together a 4-3 record, but finishedwith a 5.12 earned run average. The next season, he finished 2-6 with a6.05 earned run average.Wood was the pitcher duringone of baseball’s stranger plays. In a game on June 12, 1931, the Giantsled the Pirates,  7-2, in the 9th inning and Spades Wood was on themound for Pittsburgh. Wood walked Mel Ott to lead off the inning. Travis Jackson and Johnny Vergez flied out. Then, Hogan singled to left with Ott moving to secondbase. Spades Wood struck out Freddie Fitzsimmons, but the third strikewas a wild pitch. Ott scored from second.