Smoky Joe Wood

Date of birth: 25 October 1889
Primary position: Pitcher

Elected to Red Sox Hall of Fame: 1995

Career Pitching Statistics through 2017 Season

SeasonWLSVIPHERSOERA
190811022.7146112.38
19091170160.712139882.18
191012130196.7155371451.69
191123173275.7226622312.02
19123451344.0267732581.91
19131152145.7120371232.29
19141030113.39433672.62
19151552157.312026631.49
TOTAL1175681416.011173139861.99

Awards and Recognition with Boston

ERA Leader, 1915
Winning Games Leader, 1912

Memorable Moments for Smoky Joe Wood

  • 3 October 1908 - Over a month after making his debut, Rookie pitcher Smoky Joe Wood collects his first win with the Red Sox, shutting out the Athletics 5-0 in Philadelphia; he is the youngest pitcher in franchise history to win a game and to pitch a strikeout.
  • 29 July 1911 - Smoky Joe Wood throws a no-hitter in a 5-0 win for the Red Sox over the St. Louis Browns.
  • 6 September 1912 - In a historic match-up of two great pitchers, Smoky Joe Wood out-duels future Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson in a 1-0 win for Boston over Washington at Fenway Park.
  • 15 September 1912 - Smoky Joe Wood wins his 16th consecutive decision as the Red Sox best the St. Louis Browns 2-1 in the second half of a doubleheader.