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    May 3, 1891 - With the team in 7th place‚ Manager Billy Sharsig of the Athletics is fired. Captain George Wood will be put in charge on an interim basis‚ but then take over as the regular manager.

    Sep 27, 1889 - The Philadelphia NL club releases union activists George Wood and Dan Casey. Meanwhile‚ the Boston club announces the purchase of the entire WA champion Omaha team for 1890. This latter deal would not actually take place.

    Jul 20, 1889 - The Alleghenies run their losing streak to 12 games by dropping a pair to the Phillies‚ 4-3 in 10 innings‚ and 16-1. George Wood and Sam Thompson each hit 2 homers in the nitecap.

    May 19, 1888 - During Chicago's 6-4 win over the Phillies‚ 2B Fred Pfeffer goes from 1B to 2B on a fly to LF. According to the Chicago Tribune‚ "Pfeffer has introduced a new slide. He throws his body away from the base-line and reaches one foot for the bag." After a catch‚ George Wood‚ Phils LF‚ makes a perfect throw to Arthur Irwin‚ who is surprised to find Pfeffer's foot on the bag.

    Jul 18, 1887 - Paced by George Wood's 2 HRs‚ the Phillies beat the Wolverines 12-2‚ as the league-leaders suffer their first 3-game sweep.

    Apr 4, 1880 - "A very singular contest took place at New Orleans‚ La.‚ on April 4‚ 1880‚ when five Northern professionals succeeded in defeating the colored professional nine of that city by a score of 17 to 3." According to the account‚ reported 14 months later in the Chicago Tribune of July‚ 1881‚ Tim Keefe pitched‚ Charlie Bennett caught‚ John Sullivan played first base‚ and George Wood and George Creamer "were intrusted with the onerous task of filling the other six positions." Keefe played for Albany and Troy in 1880‚ while the other players were teammates at Worcester.

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