Player of the Week: Woodie Fryman

From the SABR Bio Project:

“Let’s face it, I’m more a thrower than a pitcher,” said the frank left-handed Kentuckian whose sudden emergence on the major-league stage in 1966 was described as “one of the strangest make-good-in-a-hurry stories” to ever come along. Despite an early diagnosis of an arthritic left elbow, this 43-year-old “thrower” was still hurling a baseball better than 90 mph that contributed to a 19-year professional career. Accompanying a blazing fastball was a pleasing personality that attracted friends everywhere he went. Upon his passing February 4, 2011, the memory of Woodrow “Woodie” Thompson Fryman was honored by the senate of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a strong indication of the respect he garnered throughout his life.

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