Harold Joseph Woodeshick (August 24, 1932 – June 14, 2009) was an American left-handed pitcher who spent eleven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Detroit Tigers (1956, 1961), Cleveland Indians (1958), both American League Washington Senators (1959–61), Houston Colt .45s/Astros (1962–65) and St. Louis Cardinals (1965–67). He was the first-ever closer in Colt .45s/Astros history. He was also a member of the Cardinals' 1967 World Series Championship team. He was nicknamed The Switchman for his ability to "turn out the lights" on opposing batters.
By Dean Hanley
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