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Smoky Joe Wood

 
 
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By Steve Masler, April 8, 2017
1. Smoky Joe Wood Marker
Inscription. After training in Hot Springs in 1912, twenty-two-year-old Smoky Joe Wood compiled a 34-5 record and led the Boston Red Sox to a victory in the World Series. On March 28, 1913, Smoky pitched five scoreless innings at Whittington Park versus the Pirates, twice striking out Honus Wagner. While in Hot Springs, Wood rode an ostrich here at the Hot Springs Ostrich Farm.
 
Erected 2012 by Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission.
 
Location. 34° 30.903′ N, 93° 4.412′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is on Whittington Avenue. just east of Clarkson Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fogel Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Springs: The Birthplace of Spring Baseball (within shouting distance of this marker); Babe Ruth Changed Baseball Forever (within shouting distance of this marker); Babe Ruth (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mel Ott
Smoky Joe Wood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, April 8, 2017
2. Smoky Joe Wood Marker
(about 300 feet away); Whittington Park (about 400 feet away); Lefty Grove (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bill Dickey (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Categories. Sports
 
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By Steve Masler, April 8, 2017
3. Smoky Joe Wood Marker Location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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