Jim Woods played a few games for the 1957 Chicago Cubs and then played parts of 60 and 61 with the Phillies.
Jim sent me a great note about his playing days.
"I was born in Chicago, so the Cubs are hard to forget, that's why I signed with them."
"I loved Hank Sauer with the Cubs in early or late 50s- and years later ran into him in a drug store in California."
Jim says that Robin Roberts was very nice to him when he was a rookie.
Mr. Woods says that when he was a kid, Wrigley was a favorite park. He says that Candelstick is nice too.
Jim says that he and his son are now Braves fans. They liked Dale Murphy.
Jim was roommates with Chris Short in Philly. He says he will never forget him, and he now uses Chris' #41 often.
Concerning a Kentucky connection, Jim says that he played one evening in Louisville. He watched Bob Uecker strikeout and flip his bat over his head. Great story! He also visited the Louisville Slugger Factory to see his bat being made.
I really appreciate Jim's note. It is great hearing from former players who mention players they admired who had such solid character!